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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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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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Obama’s inaugural address sends Fischer off on another anti-gay rant

| Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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It has been awhile since Bryan Fischer went off on a good ol' fashioned anti-gay rant on his radio program, but yesterday's inaugural address by President Obama seems to have set him off. In his remarks, Obama declared that "our journey is not complete until...

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Bryan Fischer: Businesses threatened by ‘flaming homosexual’ job applicants

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Monday, January 7, 2013
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American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer on Friday blew up over the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), warning in a blog post that “ENDA would represent the return of Jim Crow laws.”

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Inexplicable Evil

| Sunday, December 16, 2012
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Unspeakable tragedy, horrific crime, inexplicable -- all words that inadequately describe the evil that was visited on a small New England town and its most vulnerable citizens Friday, its children. ... My heart breaks for those families, who at what now should be a season of joy for them, have been forever marred by the violence visited upon them.

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