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04/19/2007


American Family Association Finally Ends Its Failed Boycott of The Home Depot

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The anti-gay hate group American Family Association announced this week that it would be officially ending its ineffective, three-year boycott of The Home Depot over the company's policies in support of LGBT people. According to AFA's director of special projects Randy Sharp (pictured), the boycott was ultimately a success, although he also failed to offer any specifics about what actions the company took that led to AFA's declaration of victory.

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"We're glad to report that we are suspending the boycott of The Home Depot. After monitoring the company for several months, we're satisfied that the company has withdrawn its major financial contributions to gay activist groups and their activities. [...]

We certainly do expect The Home Depot to deny that they have turned back their contributions to gay activist groups, but AFA has monitored the company - and actions speak louder than words.

Back in 2010, AFA began the nationwide boycott of The Home Depot over the company's commitment to "furthering the homosexual agenda." Executives at The Home Depot, however, remained committed to promoting diversity and continued to support organizations such as Out and Equal Workplace Advocates and the Human Rights Campaign. Indeed, Home Depot spokesman Stephen Holmes offered a response AFA's announcement this week, indicating that nothing at the company has changed since the boycott began. 

"We haven't made any changes to our policies for inclusion and respect of all people, regardless of their sexual orientation. We have not directed our associates to discontinue participation in Pride or other community events, and have no intention of doing so. 

Towleroad readers will remember AFA's One Million Moms boycott of JC Penney last year over the company's hiring of Ellen DeGeneres as spokesperson being a similar dud. Its nice to see AFA's standards of 'success' continue to diminish year after year...  


AFA's Sandy Rios: Gays and Women in the Military Will Undermine Effectiveness of Syrian Strike - AUDIO

Sandy RiosAmerican Family Association nut Sandy Rios today warned that any potential U.S. military intervention in Syria may fail as a result of the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell and the opening of additional Navy positions to female service members.

Said Rios on her radio show:

"When I looked at those battleships going into the Mediterranean, supposedly getting ready for battle in Syria, I couldn't help think about all the stories I've read about how women now are in the ranks of the Navy, getting pregnant at exponential numbers; when I think about the folding in and the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell and the homosexual takeover of so much of our military I'm not sure how effective those naval ships will be."

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AFA's Bryan Fischer Claims Gay Activists Are Modern Day Nazi Stormtroopers: VIDEO

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American Family Association spokeshater Bryan Fisher yesterday rehashed his claim that gay rights activists are modern day Nazis who seek to do to Christians what the Nazis did to the Jews.

Fischer, who knows "for a matter of historical record" that Hitler's top stormtroopers were all gay and that the Nazi Party started in a gay bar, says that the "thuggish, totalitarian, and repressive" tactics of gay rights advocates are proof of their Nazi roots:

"That's what homosexual activists want to do today. Not physically, but through intimidation and legal action and harassment do the same thing to Christians today. They are not content to 'live and let live.' They've go to punish. They've got to destroy. They've got to eliminate. They've got to marginalize. They've got to neutralize. They've got to completely silence any voice that defends man-woman marriage and the abiding truths of the word of God."

What about you? Have you fulfilled your marginalizing, neutralizing, and silencing Christian quota for the day?

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AFA's Bryan Fischer Applauds Russia's Anti-Gay Law as an Example of Model Public Policy: VIDEO

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American Family Association spokeshater Bryan Fischer took to the airwaves on Monday to applaud Russia's anti-gay "propaganda" law as an example of the type of public policy he's been advocating for years. Fischer, who sees the law as Putin's attempt to reestablish 'Christian morality' for the country, then wondered why why so few anti-gay activists have been willing to stand up in defense of Russia.

Said Fischer:

"What Russia's done here with this law is they have expressed the values that we have been advocating for years and years and years....In my mind, we ought to be celebrating this. And I don't know what the timidity is. There's such a hesitancy in the pro-family community to support this law. I'm not sure what the reason for that is. But this is public policy that we've been advocating and here's a nation in the world that's actually putting it into practice."

Fischer's sole criticism of the anti-gay law is that it unfortunately doesn't go far enough to combat the scourge of homosexuality:

"They understand that homosexual behavior is a moral evil among teenagers. Now they need to get to the point where they recognize it's a moral evil for anybody."

Putin/Fischer 2018?

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AFA's Sandy Rios Links Homosexuality to Pedophilia, Cleveland Kidnapper Ariel Castro

RiosAmerican Family Association talk show host Sandy Rios was joined by Chicago pastor Erwin Lutzer late last week in a discussion on how the growing acceptance of homosexuality was muddying the waters of what 'love' truly means in society. Right Wing Watch reports how the two believe their disapproval of homosexual relations is warranted because pedophiles and even Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man who held three women captive in his home for a decade, claim to 'love' those they abuse. 

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Bryan Fischer Backs Ken Cuccinelli's Sexual Crusade, Says 'Homosexual Behavior Should Be Contrary to Public Policy'

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Looks like Virginia Attorney General (and Republican gubernatorial candidate) Ken Cuccinelli has a not-so-surprising ally in his quest to rid the commonwealth of oral and anal sex.  Writing in the Huffington Post, radio host Michelangelo Signorile reports that in a recent interview on his show, American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer not only backed Cuccinelli's plan, but also went further, essentially describing it as a necessary public health effort:

In what appeared to be a reference to HPV-related cancers, Fischer said in a conversation with me on SiriusXM Progress that a rise in head, neck and throat cancers "among millennials" is a direct result of the influence of "Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky." Throughout the interview, Fischer refused to clearly state what the punishment should be for those who engage in the sexual activity he believes should be banned, alternating between the idea of issuing summonses like "parking tickets" and "speeding tickets"and putting those who engage in oral sex or homosexual sex -- which he compared to drug trafficking, pedophilia and bestiality -- into something similar to drug rehab, at one point even suggesting an "intervention."

Fischer has brought plenty of crazy to the table before, and he's in fine form in his interview with Signorile.  Asked what he thought about oral and anal sex engaged in by heterosexual individuals, Fischer said, "That kind of sexual activity is destructive to the human body and I don’t care who does it.  Let’s talk about Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky. We now have an epidemic of cancers of the throat and head and neck among millennials"--apparently, if Fischer is to be believed, because they grew up during Clinton's presidency.

6a00d8341c730253ef01901e5f69f0970b-800wiWhile Fischer's views on uncontroversial sexual practices that are without a doubt taking place across the country every day--and his ideas for punishing them with traffic ticket-like fines or rehab (really!)--might seem far outside the mainstream, Ken Cuccinelli's sodomy law would make different-sex vaginal intercourse the only acceptable form of sex in Virginia.  That means anal sex and oral sex--whether homosexual or heterosexual, and even amongst married couples--would be illegal.

Even more shockingly, after Cuccinelli lost his attempt to revive Virginia's anti-sodomy laws at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in March--which relied explicitly on the Supreme Court's 2003 decision in Lawrence v. Texas invalidating sodomy laws nationwide--the attorney general petitioned the high court to review the decision, in essence asking it to repeal Lawrence.

There's something truly remarkable about the fact that, on this issue at least, there is so little daylight between one of America's most anti-gay voices and the highest law enforcement officer of the nation's 12th most populous state.

If you can stomach it, you can listen to Signorile's full interview with Bryan Fischer, AFTER THE JUMP...

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