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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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How the American Right came to embrace Russia’s anti-gay crackdown

MIRANDA BLUE | Right Wing Watch | Thursday, October 3, 2013
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American conservative groups haven’t just praised Russia’s crackdown on gays. Working through several channels, American anti-gay activists quietly provided intellectual backing and international support that directly and indirectly fueled the resurgent anti-gay movement in Russia and in other former Soviet states like Lithuania, Moldova and Ukraine.

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The LGBT community desperately needs to confront anti-gay propaganda

| Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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The LGBT community has deceived itself into thinking that if we just sidestep the lies and distortions and solely focus on “telling our stories” as ordinary people seeking fairness under the American system, our problems with those who oppose our right to equality will dissipate. It’s high time that the LGBT community realize that this belief is a false bill of goods that serves as a pitiful Band-Aid to a problem that requires more than stories designed to yank at the heart strings; indeed, such efforts make it look as if we are begging for “tolerance.”

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AFA: The ‘problem’ with homosexuals is they like to talk about their sex lives

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Monday, September 9, 2013
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As you probably already know, no organization in the country talks more about the issue of homosexuality than the American Family Association. Even gay rights groups talk about LGBT issues less than AFA spokespeople like Bryan Fischer.

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Anti-gay hate group claims three-year boycott of Home Depot was a success

| Sunday, September 8, 2013
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The anti-gay hate group American Family Association (AFA) announced Thursday it was ending its three year boycott of the Home Depot because it was satisfied the home improvement retailer no longer supports gay rights groups. Randy Sharp, director of special projects for American Family Association,...

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Fischer: Gay activists should support Russia’s anti-gay laws in the name of diversity

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Monday, August 5, 2013
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The results are always interesting when Bryan Fischer thinks that he is being clever, as he was on his radio program late last week when he spent a few minutes discussing Russia's recent ban on "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations around minors."

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Fewer than ten show up for ex-gay pride event that expected to draw ‘thousands’

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Thursday, August 1, 2013
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On Tuesday, American Family Radio’s Sandy Rios spoke to Ex-Gay Pride Month organizer Christopher Doyle about Wednesday’s ex-gay lobby day on Capitol Hill, and confidently predicted that “thousands of ex-gays are descending” on Washington for a press conference planned at the Supreme Court.

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Bert & Ernie celebrate Supreme Court rulings on New Yorker magazine cover

| Saturday, June 29, 2013
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The upcoming issue of The New Yorker gives a nod to this week's U.S. Supreme Court rulings on marriage equality, with an unlikely pair gracing its cover -- Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie.

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Linda Harvey: Gay marriage will lead to a generation of ‘barbarians’

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch | Friday, June 21, 2013
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Mission America’s Linda Harvey was a guest on the American Family Association’s “Today’s Issues” radio program Thursday morning, where she discussed the dangers of marriage equality.

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E.W. Jackson: Using my past anti-gay statements against me is ‘persecution’

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch | Monday, June 17, 2013
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E. W. Jackson, the Republican candidate for Lt. Governor in Virginia, on Monday stood by his anti-gay and anti-abortion views and suggested that efforts to hold him accountable for his previous statements now that he is running for office was somehow an unconstitutional religious test.

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Bryan Fischer: The Boy Scouts are now the ‘Boy Sodomizers of America’

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch | Friday, May 24, 2013
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On his radio program Friday, American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer weighed in on Thursday’s decision by the Boy Scouts of America to drop its ban on gay scouts.

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