Mar 012006
 

The radical religious right group, the American Family Association, has become the book burners of the new century. They don’t simply have a gripe with a few things in our culture, a few companies, a few TV shows. They want America to be forced to live under their warped, minority view of an extremist Biblical lifestyle that doesn’t even comport with the majority of mainstream American Christianity.

And now they’re trying to kill the hit show “Desperate Housewives.”

You’ll recall that this is the same group that “boycotted” Ford, then lost, after we exposed the organization as gay-hating, having a terrible record of anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim writings, AND the fact that the AFA actually promotes the “Nazi Germany era” science of known hate groups on their Web site.

It’s hard to believe that any American company, or politician, would want to be associated with such fringe haters.

Let me share with you, and the folks who run Desperate Housewives, the exact message the American Family Association is promoting:?

Does a “Jewish upbringing” lead to a life of crime?

In the March issue of American Family Association Journal, a publication of Donald E. Wildmon’s right-wing evangelical activist group, the American Family Association (AFA), author Randall Murphree suggested that a Jewish upbringing leads to hatred of Christians, and by extension, a criminal lifestyle.

Were gays the real evil behind the Holocaust?

Scott Lively, California chapter director of the AFA, is co-author of a book titled, The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality and the Nazi Party, in which he claims that ?homosexuals [are] the true inventors of Nazism and the guiding force behind many Nazi atrocities.? Lively makes explicit links between his claims about the Nazi party and the modern gay equal rights movement, claiming that ?From the ashes of Nazi Germany, the homo-fascist phoenix has arisen again, this time in the United States.?

Is Europe “infested” with Muslims who breed “faster than we do”?

“The problem we have with Europe is that [it] is infested with the Muslim population. The reason why is because they multiply at a much faster rate than we do,” she says. “When we Christians get married, we have two, three, maybe four children — after they’re born, we start thinking about what college we’re going to send them to, what education we’re going to give them. The Muslims, on the other hand, are allowed to marry up to four wives at a time,” she says, noting that terrorist Osama bin Laden had 27 children.

Is AIDS a “gay plague”?

Some time ago, you see, Thacker called AIDS “the gay plague,” which everyone knows but no one will admit, particularly homosexuals and their friends in the Bush Administration.

Are gays responsible for the “end of times”?

The president of one pro-family group feels the battle in Massachusetts over legalizing homosexual marriage is a clear example of the struggle between good and evil as the end times approach.

Are Muslim-Americans trying to “take over our cities”?

Muslim newcomers are engaging in what area realtors call “block busting.” In other words, he says, “They came in, paid outrageously high prices for some of our homes that you wouldn’t give $20,000 for, paying 60 and 70 thousand, which then entrenched a number of [Muslim families] on every block.” Golen believes this is part of a “concerted effort” on the part of Muslims to use their financial power take over the city, and he says, “they’re doing a heck of a job because nobody’s standing up to them.”

Are gays “deviants”?

“…an immoral, deviant lifestyle.”

Are gays a “public health” threat?

As a family physician, I?ve seen first-hand the devastation that homosexuality brings into the lives of patients that have chosen to live this way…. To promote homosexuality and even consider the sanctioning of it through ?marriage? is irresponsible and is a danger to the public health of the entire country, spiritually and physically.

Do Jews control Hollywood?

The AFA Journal has long served as a platform for anti-Semitic theories and innuendo. For instance, Wildmon warned of Jewish control over popular culture, an old anti-Semitic canard, in a January 1989 article, “What Hollywood Believes and Wants.” “The television elite are highly secular,” Wildmon wrote. “The majority (59 percent) in the Jewish faith.” In a separate article in the same issue, titled “Anti-Semitism Called a Serious Problem,” Wildmon, a longtime opponent of gay rights, pointedly remarked that “Jews favor homosexual rights more than other Americans.”

Are gays diseased perverts who die early? – I’m not even going to quote this crap from AFA, read it for yourself and then tell me how any American company or politician would ever want to listen to these people.

I’m starting to think we may need a new word for these religious right groups: Christian supremacists.

You can find more American Family Association homophobia here.

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