The AFA and the KKK

October 16, 2013 in Misc · 9 comments

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The American Family Association (AFA) is in a tizzy because the U.S. Army listed them as a hate group in a training presentation. The Army identified the AFA as a hate group based on information from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Of course the AFA thinks that designation is false and slanderous — they’re simply standing up for “traditional” Christian values, they’re simply doing the work of God. But the SPLC doesn’t arbitrarily identify groups as hateful; it has very good reasons for doing so. After reading the SPLC’s listing for the AFA, that identification will seem sadly appropriate. The simple fact of the matter is that the AFA hates homosexuality, hates “the homosexual agenda” and is doing everything in their power to limit the rights of homosexuals.

The AFA doesn’t want to be lumped in with white nationalists, black separatists, racist skinheads or neo-Confederates. But the substance of their message differs little from many of those groups. The reasons those groups are widely reviled are precisely the same reasons the AFA and the FRC are identified as hate groups. And if Christians feel uncomfortable with that, they should pay heed to that feeling of discomfort — or even better, pay heed to the feelings of others. It’s easy to lash out and blame the SPLC, the Army and the liberal media, but the words and actions of the AFA speak for themselves.

It’s time for Christians to own up to the hate that’s being perpetuated in their name. The AFA needs to realize that “standing up” for supposedly “Christian” values — when those values are in reality nothing of the sort — has consequences. The AFA has every right to continue to spew their message, but it’s time to stop pretending it’s not a message of hate.

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allegro63 October 18, 2013 at 1:58 pm

I just cannot conceive how one can spend so much time, energy and money on a cause, which is devoted to the demarginalism of a people group; a group that poses no threat to communities or families, nations or even religious structure. It baffles me that so much hatred is promoted and unwarrented fear suggested by organizations like the AFA, and that not only is it accepted by conservative Christianity but supported financially. Mostly it saddens me.

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Edward Broker October 19, 2013 at 8:08 am

Well, DUHH! If they were really concerned about the American Family, they’d work on fixing those “one man + one woman” families instead of being so fixated on the 1/2 of 1% of same-sex households and the even smaller percentage of gays who want to get “married” !!! Please take the time to read this: Arch-conservative Cal Thomas. Los Angeles Times Syndicate. 5/20/04 “… Pro family groups have given it their best shot, but this debate is over. They would do better to spend their energy and resources building up their side of the cultural divide and demonstrating how their own precepts are supposed to work. Divorce remains a great threat to family stability, and there are far more heterosexuals divorcing and cohabiting than homosexuals wishing to ‘marry.’ If conservative religious people wish to exert maximum influence on culture, they will redirect their attention to repairing their own cracked foundation. An improved heterosexual family structure will do more for those families and the greater good than attempts to halt the inevitable”

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lonnie93041 October 20, 2013 at 10:03 pm

I’ve been saying my own version of those last two sentences for years but I add that their foundation is much more than cracked, it is all but eroded away. They only fool themselves with their dog and pony show, trying to convince us how moral and upstanding they are. The more someone hollers about dishonesty and immorality the more likely they are to be guilty of it. Count on it.

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Edward Broker October 19, 2013 at 8:09 am

Also Google to reiterate the psychopathological motives behind this kind of anti-gay behavior by the founders of the AMA. Here are a few excerpts:
“…anti-gay attitudes indicate fear and loathing of one’s own inner, suppressed homosexual desires.”
…new research confirms that most homophobes are self-loathing, repressed homosexuals.
… This finding lends scientific support to the long-standing speculation that those who shout the loudest against homosexuality have something to hide.”
The research results were published in the prestigious Journal of Abnormal Psychology, with the backing of the American Psychological Association. [Now who’s abnormal?!]

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Dan October 19, 2013 at 8:57 am

you should know better than to believe godless liberal psychologists!

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Amy L. October 19, 2013 at 11:08 pm

I saw the hatred of the AFA during the Clinton administration. As a Christian, I could not hear anymore negativity (it was really vile towards then First Lady Hillary Clinton.) It made me feel “ucky” (for lack of a better word) on the inside. Their message has always been the opposite of love. It’s about controlling the opinions of their donors.

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Susan Elizabeth-Marsh Tanabe October 20, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Spot on!

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Wanda Fooca October 20, 2013 at 7:56 pm

It has been pointed out to me that the photo you are using, in all probability, has been photoshopped from a stock photo series of clan member in front of a bi plane. I have no liking for either group, but have to admit that this photo does not aid your credibility

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Dan October 20, 2013 at 8:24 pm

I dunno…seeing is believing…

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