10/2011

In their own words— quotes from the AFA

 


 

Quotes from the AFAThe principal officials of the American Family Association have a long history of making extremely provocative remarks on everything from the role of Jews in the national media to the supposed dangers posed by Muslims and their faith. But over the years, the most out-rageous comments of all — and the ones that are most often simple falsehoods dressed up as “research” — are aimed at LGBT people.

 


 

“Most television producers are of the Jewish perspective.”

— AFA founder and chairman Don Wildmon, People magazine 1981

 


 

“[Fifty-nine] percent of the people who are responsi-ble for network programming were raised in Jewish homes. If the people who control the networks in Hollywood were 59 percent Christian and if they were only 1 percent as anti-Semitic as the networks are cur-rently anti-Christian, there would [be] a massive public outcry from the national liberal secular media.”

— Don Wildmon, in a speech before the National Religious Broadcasters, 1985“

 


 

"Only a relatively small handful of people deter-mine what Americans can and will see on network television. These people are overtly hostile to the Christian faith.”— Don Wildmon, in his book The Home Invaders, 1985“Hollywood and the theater world is heavily influ-enced by Jewish people.”

— Don Wildmon,

 


 

The Home Invaders, 1985“The television elite are highly secular. Ninety-six percent had a religious upbringing, the majority (59 percent) in the Jewish faith.”

— Don Wildmon

 


 

“What Hollywood Believes and Wants,” AFA Journal, 1989“[T]he homosexual lifestyle is characterized by anon-ymous sexual encounters and celebration of sexual obsession and perversion unparalleled in any other social group.”

— Richard G. Howe, “Homosexuality in America: Exposing the Myths,” published by the AFA, 1994

 


 

"This year many pointed their compasses toward Disney World in Orlando, Florida, unaware of an impending cultural collision with a two-faced ‘fam-ily entertainment’ company that welcomed hordes of homosexuals to celebrate their sexual perversions at ‘The Sixth Annual Gay and Lesbian Day at the Magical Kingdom that Walt Built.’”

— AFA Journal on Disney World’s “Gay Days,” 1996

 


 

"I never dreamed I would see the day when sodomy would be called normal, and those who held to tra-ditional values based on Christian teaching would be called bigots.”

— Don Wildmon, “Principles Which Guide the AFA’s Opposition to the Homosexual Agenda,” ca. 1999 (still on the AFA website)

 


 

"As with smoking, homosexual behavior’s ‘second hand’ effects threaten public health.”

— Gary Glenn, state director of AFA Michigan, 2001

 


 

“We fear the focus will now become homosexual indoctrination among young girls. ... Lesbianism, cross-dressing, and abortion are all part of [Patricia] Ireland’s history. It soon will become YWCA’s present.”

— Don Wildmon, on the YWCA hiring Patricia Ireland, former president of the National Organization for Women, AFA Action Alert, 2003



 

“Homosexuality is not only harmful to homosexuals themselves, but also to children and to society.”— Stephen Bennett, AFA website, 2004“Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the first Muslim elected to the United States Congress, has announced that he will not take his oath of office on the Bible, but on the bible of Islam, the Koran. He should not be allowed 10 southern poverty law centerto do so — not because of any American hostility to the Koran, but because the act undermines American civilization.”

— Don Wildmon, AFA Action Alert, 2006



 

“The homosexual agenda represents the single greatest modern threat to freedom of religion and conscience... . Gay activists are so driven by their agenda that they cannot even permit a private insti-tution to maintain standards of sexuality that differ from theirs

[S]ame-sex marriage will only increase sexual con-fusion in children and encourage dangerous sexual experimentation among the nation’s youth.”— Bryan Fischer, Idaho Values Alliance press release, July 7, 2008“If President Obama, congressional Democrats, and homosexual activists get their wish, your son or daughter may be forced to share military showers and barracks with active and open homosexuals who may very well view them with sexual interest.”

— AFA Action Alert on the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on gay people in the military, Feb. 8, 2010

 


 

"Muslims, by custom and religion, are simply unwill-ing to integrate into cultures with Western values and it is folly to pretend otherwise. In fact, they remain dedicated to subjecting all of America to sharia law and are working ceaselessly until that day of Islamic imposition comes.”— Bryan Fischer, AFA director of issue analysis, AFA blog post, April 8, 2010“The homosexual agenda represents a clear and present danger to virtually every fundamental right given to us by our Creator and enshrined for us in our Constitution.”

— Bryan Fischer, blog post, Feb. 26, 2010

 


 

There is an overwhelming correlation between homosexual preference and pedophilia. This is fur-ther evidence that homosexuality is in fact sexual deviancy. For this reason alone, no homosexual should be elevated to the United States Supreme Court.”

— Bryan Fischer, blog post, April 16, 2010

 


 

"Now the only people that are going to be allowed to wear the uniform of the United States military will either be sexual perverts, sexual deviants, or people who support sexual perversion or sexual deviancy.

— Bryan Fischer, on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” speaking on his AFA “Focal Point” radio show, Sept. 21, 2010

 


 

“So Hitler himself was an active homosexual. And some people wonder, didn’t the Germans, didn’t the Nazis, persecute homosexuals? And it is true they did; they persecuted effeminate homosexuals. But Hitler recruited around him homosexuals to make up his Stormtroopers, they were his enforcers, they were his thugs. And Hitler discovered that he could not get straight soldiers to be savage and brutal and vicious enough to carry out his orders, but that homosexual soldiers basically had no limits and the savagery and brutality they were willing to inflict on whomever Hitler sent them after.”

— Bryan Fischer, “Focal Point,” May 24, 2010

 


 

“[T]he nation had lapsed into rampant immoral-ity. ... [Phineas] found an Israelite in flagrante with a Philistine woman and he ran them both through with a spear... . And that shook up the nation, it got their attention and they transformed... . [T]hey turned from that behavior and renewed their commitment to follow God. ... God is obviously looking for more Phineases in our day.”

— Bryan Fischer, “Focal Point,” citing the Old Testament to suggest that God wants sexual promiscuity today to be cured by killing promiscuous people, May 21, 2010

 


 

“Homosexuality gave us Adolph Hitler, and homosex-uals in the military gave us the Brown Shirts, the Nazi war machine and six million dead Jews.”

— Bryan Fischer, blog post, May 27, 2010

 


 

“[H]ere we have the leader of our nation and the Democrat Party celebrating sexual behavior which is contrary to nature and pushing a household struc-ture that we know is harmful to children. ... “[O]ur President is so committed to normalizing homosexual conduct that he is putting the twisted sexual desires of adults ahead of the needs of children.”

— AFA President Tim Wildmon, press release, referring to President Obama’s Father’s Day recog-nition of same-sex parents, June 21, 201