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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Chuck Norris — the fraud who won’t stand up to real injustice

Monday, December 19, 2011
Chuck Norris is an action movie star -- and a bad one. But he should stay that way. His forays into politics reveal his basic ignorance. Norris has penned a piece for the American Family Association whining about how the Obama Administration has declared war on religion. [ Read more → ]

Fischer wonders how many men died of AIDS because of Barney Frank

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
On Monday, Massachusetts congressman Barney Frank announced that he will not seek reelection next year, and American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer wondered "how many people were drawn or encouraged in some way by Barney Frank’s example to dabble in a lifestyle that eventually cost them their health and maybe even cost them their lives.” [ Read more → ]
Bryan Fischer

Fischer: ‘Flamboyant homosexual’ Lawrence King’s murderer is the real victim

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
We can now add Bryan Fischer to the list of anti-gay activists who have blamed 15-year-old openly gay eighth grader Lawrence King for his own murder, this time on the grounds that his killer was a victim of King’s relentless sexual harassment... [ Read more → ]
Gary Glenn

Huckabee endorses anti-gay leader Gary Glenn for U.S. Senate

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
When Gary Glenn, the head of American Family Association’s Michigan affiliate, announced his run for U.S. Senate, Right Wing Watch wondered “how long it will be before Glenn receives Mike Huckabee’s endorsement given that Huckabee believes that ‘if we had leaders like Gary Glenn across America, our work wouldn’t be so hard.’” [ Read more → ]
Janice Crouse

Concerned Women for America calls adoption bill an ‘experiment’ of the homosexual agenda

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Dr. Janice Crouse of the anti-gay organization Concerned Women for America said that the "Every Child Deserves a Family Act" -- which would prohibit federal funding for entities that discriminate against prospective adoptive or foster parents on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status -- is "an experiment" that should not be taking place. [ Read more → ]
Jody May-Change

Intelligence Report author on Bryan Fischer: ‘A well educated fraud and pious bully’

Monday, October 17, 2011
Idaho journalist and LGBT activist Jody May-Chang, co-author of the latest Intelligence Report from the Southern Poverty Law Center, is out to expose American Family Association (AFA) spokesman Bryan Fischer for the “well educated fraud and pious bully” that his is. [ Read more → ]

AFA’s Brayn Fischer: Fornication and homosexuality should be made illegal

Friday, October 14, 2011
We figure that as long as Bryan Fischer is going to keep calling for the criminalization of homosexuality, we are going to just keep posting videos of him calling for the criminalization of homosexuality: [ Read more → ]

SPLC debunks 10 myths commonly used to demonize LGBT people

Monday, October 10, 2011
Bullying and anti-gay violence are by far the worst legacy arising from the falsehoods spread by the Family Research Council (FRC) and the American Family Association (AFA), according to a new intelligence report by the Southern Poverty Law Center that examines two of the most powerful and influential organizations in the American anti-gay lobby. [ Read more → ]

SPLC examines role, history of FRC, AFA in ‘demonization of LGBT people’

Sunday, October 9, 2011
The Southern Poverty Law Center on Friday issued a ground breaking intelligence report that examines two of the most powerful and influential organizations in the American anti-gay lobby -- the Washington D.C.-based Family Research Council (FRC) and the American Family Association (AFA), headquartered in Tupelo, Miss. -- calling them the "chief purveyors of lies about LGBT people." [ Read more → ]

Values Voter Summit: GOP candidates plan weekend with anti-gay activists

Thursday, October 6, 2011
This weekend, nearly every major GOP presidential candidate, along with the top two Republicans in the House of Representatives, will speak at the Values Voter Summit, an annual gathering of the leaders of the movement to integrate fundamentalist Christianity and American politics. [ Read more → ]

Fischer: Gays and Islamists are driven by the same ‘dark energy,’ anti-Christ spirit

Friday, September 30, 2011
Allow us to present part one million in our never-ending series chronicling how the AFA's Bryan Fischer can say whatever he wants about gays or Muslims, or both, and will never have to worry that anything he says will in any way threaten to undermine his standing with Republican leaders or within the Religious Right movement. [ Read more → ]
Bryan Fischer

Romney to share stage with Bryan Fischer; PFAW urges candidates to denounce bigotry

Thursday, September 29, 2011
American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer will not only be speaking at the upcoming Values Voter Summit, but will immediately follow Mitt Romney. Today, People For the American Way is calling on Romney and fellow Republican presidential candidates to condemn Fischer’s unmitigated bigotry rather than lending it legitimacy by appearing with him. [ Read more → ]

Mainstream Christians must stand up to the Religious Right

Sunday, September 25, 2011
It is critical that people realize that religious zealots have a radically different vision of this country than most Americans. If their power keeps increasing, they will be able to drastically reshape this country ... bigotry, intolerance and religious conformity would become the law of the land. [ Read more → ]

Chaz Bono responds to critics: gender dysphoria is not contagious

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Appearing on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday, Chaz Bono responded to critics regarding his upcoming appearance on this season's "Dancing With the Stars." [ Read more → ]
Hanging Men, by William Mackenzie Thomson

Tea Party would love to see Black people ‘hanging on a tree,’ and gays in prison … or worse

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
There is a dangerous political atmosphere in the United States today as the culture wars have now become a rallying point for a vocal but wealthy minority in the far right that allows ancient prejudices and hatreds to become acceptable. [ Read more → ]
Tony Perkins

Family Research Council statement needs a little ‘editing’

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Last year when the Southern Poverty Law Center named several religious right groups as anti-gay hate groups, many of them united (with the Family Research Council – one of the groups named – leading the way) in a campaign with the semi- catchy title of Start Debating/Stop Hating... [ Read more → ]

American Family Association’s Fischer: Make homosexuality ‘a criminal offense’

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
On his radio show Focal Point on Monday, American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer called on all fifty states to criminalize homosexuality. [ Read more → ]
Brian Brown

Gay groups make religious individuals feel like ‘second class citizens’

Sunday, August 28, 2011
Though I should be surprised, I have found myself expecting the National Organization for Marriage to make outlandish and ridiculous statements. In today's episode of "what did NOM say," I give you the repeat of "NOM becomes a victim." [ Read more → ]
Rick Perry

Rick Perry: Another anti-gay candidate enters the race for president

Sunday, August 14, 2011
Texas Governor Rick Perry — who recently cozied up to the anti-gay, and certified hate group, American Family Association, for a day-long prayer rally — on Saturday entered the GOP field as a candidate for the Republican nomination for President. [ Read more → ]

Pour a cup of coffee, pull up a chair, let’s have a conversation, shall we?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
It's really up to us to defend ourselves, our families, and our freedoms and the best way to start is to dispel these lies, this hateful propaganda foisted upon the American public by these so-called "loving" Christian groups and expose them for the hate mongers they truly are. [ Read more → ]
Rick Perry

‘Gee, thanks, but I have to wash my hair’ — Governors skip Perry prayer rally

Thursday, August 4, 2011
Texas Gov. Rick Perry had big plans for his exclusionary Christian prayer rally this Saturday. He was so proud of the event that he invited all 49 other governors to attend. The RSVPs to “The Response” have been trickling in, and it doesn’t look good. [ Read more → ]

Gay activist calls for boycott of retailers supporting Christian Values Network

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
San Francisco based gay activist and blogger Roy Steele is organizing, and calling for a nationwide boycott of retailer’s enrolled in the Christian Values Network (CVN) shopping web portal, including Sears, Walmart, Sam's Club and Target. [ Read more → ]

Gay conservative group ‘GOProud’ banned from participation in CPAC

Sunday, July 31, 2011
The American Conservative Union, the organization that organizes CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference), has informed the gay Republican organization GOProud that they will not be invited to participate in the 2012 Conference. [ Read more → ]
Maggie Gallagher

NOM’s Maggie Gallagher’s hypocritical whine about corruption

Friday, July 22, 2011
Sunday will be the day that gay couples in New York will be able to legally marry. And naturally the National Organization for Marriage isn't happy about it. The organization has planned protests across the state. [ Read more → ]

Rick Perry’s A-Team and the ‘Antichrist Oprah’

Thursday, July 21, 2011
The freedom to worship - or to not worship - is a bedrock American value. That's why Texas Gov. Rick Perry has every right to organize and participate in a massive evangelical "prayer rally" in Houston next month. [ Read more → ]
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