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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Bryan Fischer

Fischer: New theory suggests homosexuality ‘the result of a birth defect’

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer says that a new theory that epigenetic marks may play a key role in determining why people are gay is proof that homosexuality might be a "birth defect" which could lead prospective parents to choose abortion. [ Read more → ]
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One Million Moms drops campaign against JC Penney, Ellen DeGeneres after 3 days

Friday, December 7, 2012
The anti-gay group that bills itself as "One Million Moms" -- who resurrected their fight against JC Penney earlier this week over a new ad featuring Ellen DeGeneres -- has dumped its latest protest after only three days. [ Read more → ]
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Where are the so-called ‘family’ organizations on Black Friday?

Friday, November 23, 2012
Where are the alarm bells concerning Black Friday? Why have none of the self-described “family organizations” said that Thanksgiving is “under attack?” ... The organizations who make their living off of attacking the lives and relationships of LGBT people (who also happen to be among the loudest claiming that there’s a “War on Christmas”) have been utterly silent that Thanksgiving, perhaps the most family-oriented holiday on our American calendar, is becoming a holiday dedicated to fighting other shoppers for the lowest deals. [ Read more → ]
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Kirk Cameron: Defeat Obama to ‘hold back the flood of moral and spiritual evil’

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Kirk Cameron told his fellow anti-Obama activists Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council and Tim Wildmon of the American Family Association that Christians must use the election to “hold back the flood of moral and spiritual evil that has been pouring into the country and give moms and dads and grandparents the opportunity to begin rebuilding morality and spirituality.” [ Read more → ]
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Bryan Fischer: CNN is ‘What the Gay Gestapo looks like in action’

Monday, October 22, 2012
To say that Bryan Fischer is furious about his failed appearance on CNN last week where anchor Carol Costello threw him off the program would be a bit of an understatement, as Thursday he went off on an epic rant against the "gay gestapo," saying that Costello's refusal to allow him to spew his bigotry unchallenged on national television is exactly what "the gay gestapo looks like in action." [ Read more → ]
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Fischer on CNN: Likens anti-bullying program to poisoned halloween candy

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer appeared on CNN today and told host Carol Costello that the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Mix It Up at Lunch Day” program, which the AFA is protesting, is “toxic” to the “moral health” of students, much like “poisoned Halloween candy” injected with cyanide. [ Read more → ]
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Anti-bullying program labeled ‘a radical gay indoctrination program’

Monday, October 15, 2012
The annual "Mix It Up at Lunch Day" -- a decade-old program that encourages school children to overcome cultural, societal, or other differences by sitting with those they don't normally hang out with during lunch -- has been attacked by the American Family Association (AFA), as a "radical gay indoctrination program." [ Read more → ]
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Bryan Fischer: ‘We cannot give one millimeter to the forces of homosexual activism’

Friday, October 12, 2012
Bryan Fischer has already made it clear this week that there cannot be any dialogue or compromise with those who do not share his views because, in his view, liberals “cannot be reasoned with … they can only be defeated.” [ Read more → ]
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‘One Million Moms’ launches attack on yet to be seen ABC Family series

Monday, October 8, 2012
The anti-gay group One Million Moms (rounding up from their actual 50,000 Facebook supporters) is now targeting the planned ABC Family channel's upcoming show, "The Fosters" -- even though the series does not even have a completed pilot episode. [ Read more → ]
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Fischer: Thanks to DADT repeal, we can ‘expect more instances of pedophilia’ in the military

Thursday, September 27, 2012
On Wednesday’s edition of “Focal Point,” Bryan Fischer cited the arrest of a protocol officer at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida for allegedly trying to entice a 17-year-old boy into sexual activity to declare that, thanks to to the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, we can “expect to see more instances of pedophilia now in the United States military.” [ Read more → ]
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.)

Conservative columnist: Ryan made a mistake speaking at ‘Values Voter Summit’

Saturday, September 15, 2012
The Washington Post’s conservative political columnist Dana Milbank, in his column Friday, openly criticized GOP Vice-Presidential candidate Paul Ryan for his appearance Friday morning to speak before attendees at the Family Research Council’s “Values Voter Summit.” [ Read more → ]
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Human rights groups urge public officials not to attend ‘Values Voter Summit’

Thursday, September 13, 2012
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A coalition of human rights groups is calling on public officials not to attend this week's Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., because its host, the Family Research Council, has spread demonizing lies about the LGBT community, and because one of its co-sponsors, the American Family Association, has linked homosexuality to the Holocaust. [ Read more → ]
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Bryan Fischer advocates for ‘underground railroad’ to kidnap kids from same-sex parents

Thursday, August 9, 2012
TUPELO, Miss. -- More anti-gay rhetoric on Wednesday from American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer, who took to Twitter to advocate for an underground railroad to “deliver innocent children from same-sex households.” [ Read more → ]
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Boycotts: A leftist tactic by gays, but a ‘Christian value’ when gays are the target

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
It should be apparent where there is a hefty opposition to Chick-fil-A, by the LGBT community and those who value their equality. Unsurprisingly, however, many right wingers, who sympathize with Chick-fil-A’s homophobic views, have labeled this opposition as “bullying,” “leftist intolerance,” “an affront to Christianity,” and “an attack on Chick-fil-A’s free speech.” They say this as if boycotts are a new phenomenon, or as if they are an exclusively “leftist” tactic. [ Read more → ]
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AFA: Liberal churches, gays, media responsible for Colorado shooting

Saturday, July 21, 2012
Fred Jackson, the American Family Association’s news director, while discussing the Colorado movie theater shooting on Friday said that liberal Christian churches and liberal media helped contribute to violent incidents by supposedly de-emphasizing the fear of God and the Bible. [ Read more → ]
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One Million Mom’s last obsession: NBC’s ‘The New Normal’ is ‘not normal’

Friday, July 20, 2012
They're back. The latest target of the self-proclaimed "One Million Moms" -- whose supporters actually number around 48,000 -- is NBC's new fall series, "The New Normal," a comedy based on two gay dads and their surrogate mother. [ Read more → ]
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Bryan Fischer: Gays are driven by a ‘Dark, Venomous, Demonic Hatred’

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
On yesterday's radio program, Bryan Fischer declared that there is "plenty of hatred in the debate over homosexuality," but it is all coming from gay activists and their supporters who are driven by a "heterophobic," "Christophobic," "dark, venomous, demonic hatred." [ Read more → ]
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AFA floats Google boycott over campaign to decriminalize homosexuality

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Google announced a new international campaign called Legalize Love “to decriminalize homosexuality and eliminate homophobia around the world,” and of course, the American Family Association is now weighing a boycott of Google products since the organization is already “boycotting efforts similar to this with other businesses,” like Home Depot and Oreo cookies. [ Read more → ]
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AFA’s Bryan Fischer: Gay marriage leads to sex with animals

Friday, June 29, 2012
On Wednesday’s program, American Family Association spokesperson Bryan Fischer dedicated a segment to discussing a 2009 newspaper article about bestiality advocates in order to bolster his case against marriage equality, saying that “once you allow sex between two people of the same-sex, there is no place to stop” and it will inevitably lead to the legalization of polygamy, pedophilia, and bestiality. [ Read more → ]
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Bryan Fischer: Allowing gay adoption is ‘a form of sexual abuse’

Thursday, June 14, 2012
American Family Association spokesperson Bryan Fischer declared that allowing gay parents to adopt children is “a form of sexual abuse." [ Read more → ]
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Tony Perkins on LGBT Pride: Why not ‘Adultery Pride Month’ or ‘Drunkenness Pride Month’?

Monday, June 11, 2012
Ton Perkins insistes that the Religious Right isn’t overlooking issues like alcoholism and adultery since there aren’t people advocating for “Adultery Pride Month” or “Drunkenness Pride Month” in the same way many recognize June as LGBT Pride Month. [ Read more → ]
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Fischer compares gays to cannibals, says it’s OK to discriminate against gays

Monday, June 4, 2012
AFA spokesman Bryan Fischer makes the case that “it is altogether right to discriminate against homosexual behavior” because homosexuality is not something that should be accepted by “any rational society." [ Read more → ]
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More fodder for ‘One Million’ moms: JC Penney ad features gay dads

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Retailer JC Penney just hasn't gotten the message -- the rabidly anti-gay group One Million Moms "is disturbed" over "another homosexual ad" from JC Penney, this one featuring two real-life gay dads celebrating Father's Day. [ Read more → ]
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‘Cancel homosexual superheroes immediately,’ says ‘One Million’ Moms

Friday, May 25, 2012
The notoriously anti-gay group that bills itself as One Million Moms, but in reality has only about 47,000 supporters judging by its Facebook page, is now targeting Marvel and DC Comics over their announcements to introduce and marry gay characters in their mainstream comics. [ Read more → ]
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American Family Association, Family Research Council attack Target for selling ‘Pride’ t-shirts

Thursday, May 24, 2012
While Target created a firestorm in 2010 for donating to a conservative group backing an anti-gay, and unsuccessful, Republican gubernatorial candidate in Minnesota, the retailer now is selling t-shirts to benefit the Family Equality Council, a group representing LGBT families. Tony Perkins of the Family... [ Read more → ]
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