Quotes from the American Family Association

The 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.

“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 responsible 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 currently 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 determine 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 influenced 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 anonymous 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 ‘family 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 traditional 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 to 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 institution to maintain standards of sexuality that differ from theirs.
— BRYAN FISCHER, in a press release from his Idaho Values Alliance (a chapter of the AFA), about a gay rights group’s visits to campuses, April 12, 2007

“[S]ame-sex marriage will only increase sexual confusion 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 unwilling 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 further 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 immorality. … [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 homosexuals 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 structure 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 recognition of same-sex parents, June 21, 2010

“Many of the tribal reservations today remain mired in poverty and alcoholism because many native Americans continue to cling to the darkness of indigenous superstition instead of coming into the light of Christianity and assimilating into Christian culture.”
— BRYAN FISCHER, blog post, Feb. 8, 2011

“Islam has no fundamental First Amendment claims, for the simple reason that it was not written to protect the religion of Islam. Islam is entitled only to the religious liberty we extend to it out of courtesy… . Our government has no obligation to allow a treasonous ideology to receive special protections in America, but this is exactly what the Democrats are trying to do right now with Islam.”
— BRYAN FISCHER, blog post, March 23, 2011

“There is no spirit of God in Islam. It is the spirit of Satan. It is the spirit of darkness. It is the spirit of tyranny. It is the spirit of bondage.”
— BRYAN FISCHER, “Focal Point,” March 29, 2011

“From now on, no more immigrants from Islamic countries. Can’t have it. It’s going to corrode Western culture.”
— BRYAN FISCHER, “Focal Point,” March 29, 2011

“Welfare has destroyed the African-American family by telling young black women that husbands and fathers are unnecessary and obsolete. Welfare has subsidized illegitimacy by offering financial rewards to women who have more children out of wedlock. We have incentivized fornication rather than marriage, and it’s no wonder we are now awash in the disastrous social consequences of people who rut like rabbits.”
— BRYAN FISCHER, blog post, April 5, 2011

“Homosexuals comprise less than three percent of the population, but are responsible for fully a third of all instances of pedophilia. … Bottom line: homosexual or bisexual men are about 10 times more likely to molest children than heterosexual men.”
— BRYAN FISCHER, blog post, June 28, 2011

“But by the time of the founding until the late 20th century, homosexual activity was a felony offense in the United States of America, there is no reason why it cannot be a criminal offense once again, absolutely none.”
— BRYAN FISCHER, “Focal Point,” Aug. 29, 2011

“If we do not stop Islam at our shores, we will have to stop it in our streets. That day, in fact, is already here. Let’s stop the contagion while we can.”
— BRYAN FISCHER, blog post, Sept. 9, 2011