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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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Conservative columnist: Ryan made a mistake speaking at ‘Values Voter Summit’

| Saturday, September 15, 2012
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The Washington Post’s conservative political columnist Dana Milbank, in his column Friday, openly criticized GOP Vice-Presidential candidate Paul Ryan for his appearance Friday morning to speak before attendees at the Family Research Council’s “Values Voter Summit.”

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Human rights groups urge public officials not to attend ‘Values Voter Summit’

| Thursday, September 13, 2012
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A coalition of human rights groups is calling on public officials not to attend this week's Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., because its host, the Family Research Council, has spread demonizing lies about the LGBT community, and because one of its co-sponsors, the American Family Association, has linked homosexuality to the Holocaust.

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Bryan Fischer advocates for ‘underground railroad’ to kidnap kids from same-sex parents

| Thursday, August 9, 2012
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TUPELO, Miss. -- More anti-gay rhetoric on Wednesday from American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer, who took to Twitter to advocate for an underground railroad to “deliver innocent children from same-sex households.”

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Boycotts: A leftist tactic by gays, but a ‘Christian value’ when gays are the target

| Wednesday, August 1, 2012
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It should be apparent where there is a hefty opposition to Chick-fil-A, by the LGBT community and those who value their equality. Unsurprisingly, however, many right wingers, who sympathize with Chick-fil-A’s homophobic views, have labeled this opposition as “bullying,” “leftist intolerance,” “an affront to Christianity,” and “an attack on Chick-fil-A’s free speech.” They say this as if boycotts are a new phenomenon, or as if they are an exclusively “leftist” tactic.

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AFA: Liberal churches, gays, media responsible for Colorado shooting

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Saturday, July 21, 2012
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Fred Jackson, the American Family Association’s news director, while discussing the Colorado movie theater shooting on Friday said that liberal Christian churches and liberal media helped contribute to violent incidents by supposedly de-emphasizing the fear of God and the Bible.

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One Million Mom’s last obsession: NBC’s ‘The New Normal’ is ‘not normal’

| Friday, July 20, 2012
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They're back. The latest target of the self-proclaimed "One Million Moms" -- whose supporters actually number around 48,000 -- is NBC's new fall series, "The New Normal," a comedy based on two gay dads and their surrogate mother.

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Bryan Fischer: Gays are driven by a ‘Dark, Venomous, Demonic Hatred’

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch | Wednesday, July 11, 2012
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On yesterday's radio program, Bryan Fischer declared that there is "plenty of hatred in the debate over homosexuality," but it is all coming from gay activists and their supporters who are driven by a "heterophobic," "Christophobic," "dark, venomous, demonic hatred."

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AFA floats Google boycott over campaign to decriminalize homosexuality

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Wednesday, July 11, 2012
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Google announced a new international campaign called Legalize Love “to decriminalize homosexuality and eliminate homophobia around the world,” and of course, the American Family Association is now weighing a boycott of Google products since the organization is already “boycotting efforts similar to this with other businesses,” like Home Depot and Oreo cookies.

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AFA’s Bryan Fischer: Gay marriage leads to sex with animals

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch | Friday, June 29, 2012
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On Wednesday’s program, American Family Association spokesperson Bryan Fischer dedicated a segment to discussing a 2009 newspaper article about bestiality advocates in order to bolster his case against marriage equality, saying that “once you allow sex between two people of the same-sex, there is no place to stop” and it will inevitably lead to the legalization of polygamy, pedophilia, and bestiality.

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Bryan Fischer: Allowing gay adoption is ‘a form of sexual abuse’

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch | Thursday, June 14, 2012
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American Family Association spokesperson Bryan Fischer declared that allowing gay parents to adopt children is “a form of sexual abuse."

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