I’m sorry that the American Family Association has views that are from 100 years ago, but they should no longer be allowed to exist. They are in fact a 110% hate group and contribute nothing constructive to society at all. Furthermore they openly ignore facts and push a political agenda based on hate and non-acceptance. If you don’t believe me, see it for yourself in this recent CNN interview.
In the Interview CNN’s Carol Costello was trying to have a professional interview with American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer about his “values-based” organization’s opposition to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Mix It Up at Lunch Day” initiative. Fischer, American Family’s “Director of Issues Analysis,” instead chose to spend his time on national TV calling homosexuality “toxic,” and comparing it to “poisoned Halloween candy.” All before claiming that Hitler surrounded himself with gay storm troopers because they would do evil tasks that straight soldiers would not be a part of. It was at this point CNN’s Costello promptly ended the interview
“I’m going to end this interview now, sir, because that’s not true” said Costello.
Which begs the question, why on Earth would we ever let a group that stands for this type of hate and misinformation receive government aid and recognition? The AFA should be shut down immediately and every board member should be arrested and tried for hate crimes. This kind of organized hate is a much scarier and problematic type of anti-gay crime, than a lone bully on the playground shouting names at someone. This is a large well-respected Charity that has ties to politicians all over Washington shouting anti-gay slurs on national television! This should be a no brainer for the feds to shut down. The constitution provides the right to free speech but not the right to endlessly persecute one group of people just because your religion doesn’t agree with their lifestyle.