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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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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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Bryan Fischer: ‘We cannot give one millimeter to the forces of homosexual activism’

| Friday, October 12, 2012
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Bryan Fischer has already made it clear this week that there cannot be any dialogue or compromise with those who do not share his views because, in his view, liberals “cannot be reasoned with … they can only be defeated.”

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‘One Million Moms’ launches attack on yet to be seen ABC Family series

| Monday, October 8, 2012
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The anti-gay group One Million Moms (rounding up from their actual 50,000 Facebook supporters) is now targeting the planned ABC Family channel's upcoming show, "The Fosters" -- even though the series does not even have a completed pilot episode.

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Fischer: Thanks to DADT repeal, we can ‘expect more instances of pedophilia’ in the military

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch | Thursday, September 27, 2012
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On Wednesday’s edition of “Focal Point,” Bryan Fischer cited the arrest of a protocol officer at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida for allegedly trying to entice a 17-year-old boy into sexual activity to declare that, thanks to to the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, we can “expect to see more instances of pedophilia now in the United States military.”

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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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