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.

Comments

  1. TampaZeke says

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

    Just say’n…

  2. Martin says

    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.

  3. Bill says

    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.

  4. BETTY says

    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!

  5. Chuck Mielke says

    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.

  6. AFFICIONADO says

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

  7. Hansel Currywurst says

    “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!

  8. kit says

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

  9. emjayay says

    “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’?

  10. SteveInDE says

    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.

  11. Burt says

    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..

  12. says

    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^^

  13. MaryM says

    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.

  14. L G. says

    O them poor Christians
    Has never been “easy” for them….consider the lions and tigers…now That IS discrimination

  15. codyj says

    interesting…MOST of these ‘christians’,and other anti-lbgt folks are WOARS.(white,old,angry,relig)..c’mon, evolution, HURRY UP your job

  16. D.R.H. says

    I was of the thinking that religion is a toxic cancer on society, but people should be allowed to practice it as they please, so long as they don’t annoy anyone else with their delusional fantasies. I’m beginning to think a reality show involving lions and coliseums should fill a primetime spot.

  17. james st. james says

    When we do get around to bible burnings could we have christians tied to stakes in the middle of the piles? Now where have I heard that before?

    And maybe inquisitions to decide which christians to roast?

    History repeats?

  18. Hey Darlin' says

    “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,”

    Actually supporting equality in no way tells “Christians” they can’t wallow in their hate.

  19. roni says

    Despite what you were told or think Tampazeke, homosexuals are not the cause of tornadoes in Tupelo MS.

  20. TheEndIsNighAhhhhh says

    “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,”

    Let me try and tease this apart.

    The reasoning behind this is, it’s not good enough to have the right to discriminate against gays. The point of this ‘religious protection law’ exists is to SHUN THE ENTIRE gay community and all its allies.

    If there are businesses that say “we don’t discriminate”, then the SHUNNING is incomplete. If gays can feel less uncomfortable about where they are, then the ‘law’ isn’t working right.

    It’s not about “Well at least I don’t have to bake a cake for those gay heathens”, it IS about, “We want gays to feel like they have nowhere to go”.

    So letting gays have a way of saying to themselves “Well at lease I know there are all THESE places were I can shop at ease”, undermines what the “law” is all about.

    That’s why Christians, despite getting their way, are still sour grapes. Because they were operating on a false premise the whole time. It’s not about “I want to disassociate myself from gays”, it’s about “I want gays to feel like they have no place in this world.”

    And THAT’S why Christians STILL feel like they’re the victims. They can’t victimize gays enough, and if anything stifles them, they see themselves as the victims.

  21. Texan says

    I think it’s great Mississippi did this. I think it gives people more rights and prtects the ones they already have. More states should adopt this law, hopefully Texas will. I think that any law that gives you the RIGHT to refuse anyone for anything is amazing, after all it is YOUR business and not the goverments.

  22. Jerry6 says

    Considering that we are born the way GOD wants us to be, who are we to say that GOD makes mistakes and was wrong?