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

Thursday, August 1, 2013
Tory Roberts, Right Wing Watch
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’

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’

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’

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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Bryan Fischer won’t answer a simple question about his own gay impulses

Thursday, May 9, 2013
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AFA spokesman Bryan Fischer says “people are not obligated to act on every sexual impulse that they experience,” which prompted radio host Alan Colmes to ask Fischer if he had ever experienced any gay impulses … but Fischer wasn’t about to engage in that conversation. [...]

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Bryan Fischer: Gay NBA player will be ‘eyeballing’ teammates in the showers

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
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American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer is joining other anti-gay activists in attacking Jason Collins, the NBA player who on Monday came out as gay. [...]

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Fischer: GOP should not ‘pander’ to ignorant, naive, uneducated voters on gay rights issues

Monday, March 18, 2013
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Bryan Fischer is not at all impressed by the Republican National Committee’s “autopsy” of what has gone wrong with the GOP leading to back-to-back election losses, and is especially miffed about findings that the party’s hostility to gay rights is turning off younger voters. [...]

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AFA president: Overturning DOMA and Prop 8 may lead to hate speech laws

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Tim Wildmon
During the debate over the Shepard-Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act, Religious Right groups like the American Family Association warned that the law would “criminalize negative comments concerning homosexuality” and “take away our religious freedoms.” [...]

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