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

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch | 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
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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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Bryan Fischer: ‘There is no right to engage in immoral behavior’

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch | Tuesday, February 26, 2013
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On yesterday’s radio program, American Family Association spokesperson Bryan Fischer went after President Obama for refusing to defend the Defense of Marriage Act before the Supreme Court, calling it a violation of his oath of office before declaring that people do not have any right whatsoever to engage in homosexual acts.

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Bryan Fischer: ‘The bullies and bigots at Big Gay’ hit Tebow ‘like a falling safe’

| Friday, February 22, 2013
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American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer is none too pleased about Tim Tebow’s decision to pull out of a speaking engagement at far-right pastor Robert Jeffress’ megachurch, a gig first reported by Right Wing Watch.

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AFA livid that same-sex partners of service members may be buried at Arlington National Cemetery

| Tuesday, February 12, 2013
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The Pentagon’s recent decision to extend certain benefits to the same-sex partners of service members following the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell has provoked the ire of the American Family Association, which is upset that they may now be eligible for burial at Arlington National Cemetery.

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