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

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 ...

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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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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’

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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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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Conservatives angry at Ind. GOP leadership over fall of gay marriage ban

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Opponents of Indiana's proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage rally at the state capitol.
INDIANAPOLIS — Religious conservatives who lost a surprising battle over same-sex marriage in Indiana this year are placing some of the blame with the state’s Republican legislative leaders. Opponents of amending the Indiana Constitution to add the state’s current gay ...

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