- February 24, 2015
Today, the anti-LGBT American Family Association (AFA) released an extremely detailed “Bigotry Map” that included “more than 200 groups and organizations that openly display bigotry toward the Christian faith.”
Oddly enough, the so-called “Bigotry Map” actually included leading social justice organizations, including HRC, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the Southern Poverty Law Center and People for the American Way.
And now, with special thanks to the discriminatory AFA, HRC, as well as the rest of the LGBT community, will be able to find each other and unite as “advocates for the legalization and promotion of same-sex marriage.” Hurrah!
Unfortunately, however, we will be not be able to meet at HRC’s offices in North Dakota, Dallas and Austin that are included on the AFA’s map, because they don’t exist. Gosh darn.
The AFA bills itself as being “on the frontlines of America’s culture war.” Sadly, however, the AFA, “one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country,” forgot to include one of the largest bigoted organizations in America on the map: themselves.
Despite recent attempts by the AFA to shed its hateful reputation, including demoting Bryan Fischer, one of its most radical demagogues, its designation as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center remains as true as ever.
Recently, the AFA said that God is going to use ISIS to punish America for being tolerant of LGBT people. They also supported the passage of Uganda’s deplorable anti-gay law, which calls for LGBT Ugandans or anyone “promoting” homosexuality to be jailed – potentially for life. They thought the Boy Scouts of America would be better off drowning in the sea than allowing LGBT Scouts and compared LGBT people to pedophiles and people who have sex with animals.