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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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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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Fischer: New theory suggests homosexuality ‘the result of a birth defect’

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch | Wednesday, December 12, 2012
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American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer says that a new theory that epigenetic marks may play a key role in determining why people are gay is proof that homosexuality might be a "birth defect" which could lead prospective parents to choose abortion.

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One Million Moms drops campaign against JC Penney, Ellen DeGeneres after 3 days

| Friday, December 7, 2012
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The anti-gay group that bills itself as "One Million Moms" -- who resurrected their fight against JC Penney earlier this week over a new ad featuring Ellen DeGeneres -- has dumped its latest protest after only three days.

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Where are the so-called ‘family’ organizations on Black Friday?

| Friday, November 23, 2012
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Where are the alarm bells concerning Black Friday? Why have none of the self-described “family organizations” said that Thanksgiving is “under attack?” ... The organizations who make their living off of attacking the lives and relationships of LGBT people (who also happen to be among the loudest claiming that there’s a “War on Christmas”) have been utterly silent that Thanksgiving, perhaps the most family-oriented holiday on our American calendar, is becoming a holiday dedicated to fighting other shoppers for the lowest deals.

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Kirk Cameron: Defeat Obama to ‘hold back the flood of moral and spiritual evil’

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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Kirk Cameron told his fellow anti-Obama activists Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council and Tim Wildmon of the American Family Association that Christians must use the election to “hold back the flood of moral and spiritual evil that has been pouring into the country and give moms and dads and grandparents the opportunity to begin rebuilding morality and spirituality.”

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Bryan Fischer: CNN is ‘What the Gay Gestapo looks like in action’

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch | Monday, October 22, 2012
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To say that Bryan Fischer is furious about his failed appearance on CNN last week where anchor Carol Costello threw him off the program would be a bit of an understatement, as Thursday he went off on an epic rant against the "gay gestapo," saying that Costello's refusal to allow him to spew his bigotry unchallenged on national television is exactly what "the gay gestapo looks like in action."

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Fischer on CNN: Likens anti-bullying program to poisoned halloween candy

| Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer appeared on CNN today and told host Carol Costello that the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Mix It Up at Lunch Day” program, which the AFA is protesting, is “toxic” to the “moral health” of students, much like “poisoned Halloween candy” injected with cyanide.

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Anti-bullying program labeled ‘a radical gay indoctrination program’

| Monday, October 15, 2012
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The annual "Mix It Up at Lunch Day" -- a decade-old program that encourages school children to overcome cultural, societal, or other differences by sitting with those they don't normally hang out with during lunch -- has been attacked by the American Family Association (AFA), as a "radical gay indoctrination program."

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