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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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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 [...]

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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 marriage ban won a surprising victory when lawmakers delayed a [...]

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Harvey: Homosexuality is like anorexia, gay people just think they’re gay

Saturday, February 1, 2014
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Linda Harvey of Mission America joined the American Family Association’s Tim Wildmon and Ed Vitagliano on Friday for a riveting discussion about homosexuality and Harvey’s new book, “Maybe He’s Not Gay: Another View on Homosexuality.” [...]

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The year in homophobia: Ten of the worst anti-LGBT stories of 2013

Saturday, December 28, 2013
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By all accounts, 2013 was a banner year for the gay rights movement: The Supreme Court struck down the worst part of the Defense of Marriage Act, nine new states legalized marriage equality, polls showed Americans backing gay rights in ever-growing numbers, anti-gay crusader Ken Cuccinelli was defeated in his [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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, said that “after monitoring the [...]

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

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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