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American Family Association (AFA)

The American Family Association (AFA), based in Tupelo, Miss., is a United States non-profit organization that promotes conservative fundamentalist Christian values. It opposes same-sex marriage, pornography, and abortion. The AFA has been listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center as of November 2010 for the “propagation of known falsehoods” and the use of “demonizing propaganda” against LGBT people.

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AFA’s Bryan Fischer: Homosexuality ‘causes an inner revulsion’

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch | Friday, August 22, 2014
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American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer kicked off his radio program Thursday with a discussion about the revulsion that God feels whenever gay people have sex, which is the same disgust that all human beings feel when thinking about it unless, that is, they have been brainwashed by society to accept it.

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AFA’s Fischer: All gay people should be banned from holding public office

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch | Monday, August 18, 2014
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On Friday, Texas Governor Rick Perry was indicted by a grand jury over his efforts to force Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign from office following her arrest for drunk driving. Lehmberg is gay and so, naturally, Bryan Fischer used this story to proclaim on his radio program today that all gay people ought to be banned from serving in ...

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Hate group: Archie destroying America’s youth by promoting homosexuality

| Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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Tim Wildmon and Ed Vitagliano of the anti-gay “hate group” American Family Association are upset about the direction of Archie Comics, and spoke with Religious Right pundit Larry Tomczak on Monday’s edition of “Today’s Issues” about how Archie is corrupting young people with messages promoting “the occult and homosexuality.”

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Fischer doesn’t want to think about two men having sex while eating a Whopper

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch | Monday, July 14, 2014
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Anti-gay activists were not happy with the news that Burger King was selling an LGBT pride-themed burger at one San Francisco location. On Friday’s radio program, Bryan Fischer said that the American Family Association is thinking about issuing an “action alert” about it out of concern that “if this isn’t bottled up in San Francisco, this kind of nonsense..."

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Sandy Rios claims Mark Kirk is a ‘closet homosexual’ out to ruin the GOP

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Thursday, June 26, 2014
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On her radio program Wednesday, American Family Association government affairs director Sandy Rios fumed over Thad Cochran’s victory over Chris McDaniel in Mississippi’s runoff primary election, which she blamed on ...

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Rick Santorum: Business owners who refuse to serve gays sent to ‘re-education camps’

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Tuesday, June 24, 2014
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Even though Rick Santorum came under fire during his presidential campaign for appearing on Bryan Fischer’s radio program, the former senator stopped by Fischer’s show again today to promote his film studio’s new movie, “One Generation Away: The Erosion of Religious Liberty.” The movie, which was made in conjunction with ...

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For marriage equality opponents, the losing streak continues to grow

| Sunday, June 15, 2014
Christine Weick protests outside a federal courthouse on March 3, 2014, before a trial that could overturn Michigan's ban on gay marriage in Detroit. Faced with a losing streak, some longtime opponents of gay marriage now say that its nationwide legalization via a Supreme Court ruling is inevitable. Others refuse to concede, and some leaders of that cohort will be rallying on Thursday, June 19, at a March for Marriage in Washington.
For foes of same-sex marriage, their losing streak keeps growing. Some sense a lost cause, others vow to fight on. On Election Day in 2012, they went 0-for-4 on state ballot measures. A year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages. And over the past seven months, more than a dozen...

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Hate group asks members to reject mail bearing Harvey Milk stamp

| Saturday, May 31, 2014
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The rabidly anti-gay hate group, the American Family Association, is protesting the recent release of the Harvey Milk postage stamp by encouraging its members to refuse to accept any mail bearing the stamp. “Honoring predator Harvey Milk on a U.S. postage stamp is disturbing to say the least,” said AFA President Tim Wildmon.

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The five worst religious right claims about safe schools initiatives

| Friday, April 11, 2014
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In honor of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s Day of Silence today – an annual event meant to draw attention to the “silencing effects” of anti-gay harassment and name-calling in schools – Right Wing Watch is re-releasing a collection of some of the most troubling recent claims from the Religious Right about safe schools initiatives.

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Lively: Revolution coming because people are ‘fed up’ with ‘homosexual agenda’

| Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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Scott Lively was a guest on Bryan Fischer’s radio program on Monday to discuss his campaign for governor in Massachusetts but, of course, most of the interview revolved around Fischer’s and Lively’s mutual battle against the “homosexual agenda.”

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