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AFA Leader Says Mississippi Businesses Displaying Gay-Friendly 'Don't Discriminate' Stickers are Bullying Christians

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Several weeks ago we reported on 'If You're Buying, We're Selling'. a sticker campaign launched by a Mississippi group in response to the passage of the anti-gay 'religious freedom' bill allowing businesses to discriminate against gay people on the basis of religious beliefs.

The campaign allows businesses that don't discriminate to declare it by placing a sticker in their windows.

Buddy_smithBut have a good laugh at the nonsense that Buddy Smith, the executive vp of the American Family Association is spewing over it:

"It's not really a buying campaign, but it's a bully campaign," he says, "and it's being carried out by radical homosexual activists who intend to trample the freedom of Christians to live according to the dictates of scripture.

"They don't want to hear that homosexuality is sinful behavior – and they wish to silence Christians and the church who dare to believe this truth."

Smith offers a word of caution for those who do business with facilities posting the decal supporting homosexual activism. "If you do that, you are agreeing with these businesses that Christians no longer have the freedom to live out the dictates of their Christian faith and conscience," he tells OneNewsNow.

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  1. The AFA is headquartered in Tupelo, Mississippi where the tornado tore through yesterday.

    Just say'n...

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Apr 29, 2014 8:32:26 PM


  2. an ordained methodist minister for 38 years, with degrees in theology and music, and he's unable to define the word bully? please, someone, pass him a dictionary.

    http://www.afa.net/detail.aspx?id=2147486647

    Posted by: northalabama | Apr 29, 2014 8:36:10 PM


  3. Eye roll. What a bunch of cry babies.

    Posted by: MATTISSEXY | Apr 29, 2014 8:37:02 PM


  4. Everybody MUST worship as the Christians do, MUST purchase as the Christians do, and MUST only have sex as the Christians do. Doesn't matter if you subscribe to their faith or not. In fact, they wish to micromanage and control ever facet of your life down to the color of socks you wear, what you watch on TV, the food you eat and when you eat it, even what you THINK.

    Christianity is the most un-American thing I can imagine.

    Posted by: Martin | Apr 29, 2014 8:39:19 PM


  5. Poor me.

    People living their lives is against my religion!

    Posted by: Bart | Apr 29, 2014 8:45:27 PM


  6. If he wants to use the word "bully", then call it "a bully pulpit campaign." As an historical note, the idiom "bully pulpit" was coined by Teddy Roosevelt and referred to a position that provided an opportunity to both speak and to have a large audience (e.g., in Teddy's case, the presidency.) In Teddy's time, the word "bully" was sometimes used as an adjective with a positive connotation. BTW, you can listen to Teddy Roosevelt on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hv-VNTtUYZo (a campaign speech, apparently). Then there's the Hollywood version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE8kOv26BuQ (which somehow seems a good fit for these "Christians")

    Of course, the stickers wouldn't be necessary if all businesses in Mississippi treated a business transaction as just a business transaction.

    Posted by: Bill | Apr 29, 2014 9:17:09 PM


  7. The bullies, bully. Then when people stand up and say we aren't going to be a part of your little game, they then cry that they are being bullied....you've got a lot of nerve buddy!

    Posted by: BETTY | Apr 29, 2014 9:24:29 PM


  8. Knew this would happen.

    Display or pay. The business who serves EVERYONE wins.

    Posted by: Steerpike | Apr 29, 2014 9:29:26 PM


  9. These ppl are pathetic. All religions need to be abandoned fast

    Posted by: Will | Apr 29, 2014 9:34:51 PM


  10. Who says Christian conservatives aren't funny?

    Posted by: carswell | Apr 29, 2014 9:52:04 PM


  11. It is just the fact that the kind of "christian" the AFA represents wants no half measures. Clearly everything that differs from their belief is received as an affliction. Their sense of personal pure goodness prevents them seeing how they afflict others; they're the only legitimate victims in the world -- all for "only doing god's work." It prevents them seeing how close to Naziism, apartheid, and ethnic cleansing they stand.

    Posted by: Chuck Mielke | Apr 29, 2014 9:54:19 PM


  12. Homosexuality is not a behavior. Moron.

    Posted by: elwoodl | Apr 29, 2014 9:55:18 PM


  13. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Now they're complaining when other people don't discriminate. Even one million moms are slapping their foreheads in disbelief. New low.

    Posted by: AFFICIONADO | Apr 29, 2014 10:05:47 PM


  14. Sounds like it's time to take this sticker national to me.

    Posted by: Tony | Apr 29, 2014 10:19:11 PM


  15. "Christians no longer have the freedom to live out the dictates of their Christian faith and conscience...."

    So the sticker is compelling them to spend money with those businesses? Someone tell the Chamber of Commerce about these magic devil stickers that are so good for business. And then the state sales tax collector will find-out and make them mandatory as a revenue enhancement device. And since Christ never said squat against the gays, everybody wins!

    Posted by: Hansel Currywurst | Apr 29, 2014 10:22:30 PM


  16. War is peace.
    Freedom is slavery.
    Ignorance is strength.
    George Orwell nailed this kind of doublethink decades ago.

    Posted by: kit | Apr 29, 2014 10:27:00 PM


  17. "an ordained methodist minister for 38 years, with degrees in theology and music, and he's unable to define the word bully? please, someone, pass him a dictionary."

    All that and he is also unable to understand that other people living their lives as they want does not in any way "trample the freedom of Christians to live according to the dictates of scripture."

    Don't they include a class in Aristotelian logic in all that schoolin'?

    Posted by: emjayay | Apr 29, 2014 10:45:48 PM


  18. I think I figured this out. The AFA is some kind of performance art. It's like a YouTube video by a seventh grader who has the most hilarious idea ever....totes!

    This guy, one would assume, has the intellectual capability to breathe on a regular basis. There's no way he is as stupid as he is pretending to be.

    Posted by: SteveInDE | Apr 30, 2014 12:05:40 AM


  19. How on earth did christianity get warped so? What ever happened to "love thy neighbor?" If there is a heaven these folks will have a very rude awakening.

    Fortunately AFA is on its last legs as are most of these other hate groups..

    Posted by: Burt | Apr 30, 2014 12:10:33 AM


  20. Mr. Smith is not a christian. He's a pharasee. Jesus hated them the most.

    Posted by: cody | Apr 30, 2014 12:15:58 AM


  21. It's like saying, "And then she hurled her face at my hand, over and over. My hand really hurts now!"

    Posted by: sparks | Apr 30, 2014 3:27:11 AM


  22. I wish this nut and his kind would take advantage of just one 'right'...to leave this world and head off to meet their imaginary sky being!
    I'll even provide the Kool-Aid!!!

    SO sick of All religions destroying this world for us Sane people!!!

    ^^X^^

    Posted by: Bruce Wayne | Apr 30, 2014 4:21:29 AM


  23. I genuinely think that a bible-burning campaign across the fascist state of Mississippi is a good idea.

    That state is an utter joke - a racist, homophobic dump.

    Posted by: MaryM | Apr 30, 2014 5:02:15 AM


  24. O them poor Christians
    Has never been "easy" for them....consider the lions and tigers...now That IS discrimination

    Posted by: L G. | Apr 30, 2014 6:03:25 AM


  25. Thank goodness we still have the AFA to protect the Sanctity of Stupidity.

    Posted by: Steve Rider | Apr 30, 2014 7:14:40 AM


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