We can only presume that this is the secret weapon
teased by the American Family Association late last year. Via press release:
The American Family Association has identified over 200 groups and organizations that openly display bigotry toward the Christian faith. The website includes an interactive map that identifies groups whose actions are deeply intolerant of the Christian religion. Their actions have endorsed efforts to silence Christians and to remove all public displays of Christian heritage and faith in America.
A common practice of these groups is threatening our nation’s schools, cities and states. By threat of lawsuit, they demand that prayer be removed from schools and city council meetings, Ten Commandments monuments stricken from courthouses and memorial crosses purged from cemeteries and parks.
Because of anti-Christian bigotry, private business owners have been sued and forced to close their businesses. Families and businesses that express a Christian worldview on social issues often face vicious retaliation from anti-Christian zealots. Some members or supporters of these groups have committed violent crimes against Christians and faith-based groups. Physical and profane verbal assaults against Christians are methods frequently exercised in their angry methods of intimidation.
The "Homosexual Agenda" groups identified
on the map are the Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, and dozens of local chapters of the Gay & Lesbian Student Education Network (GLSEN), who get this description: "GLSEN infiltrates public schools with pro-homosexual indoctrination
tactics, confusing many young people and misleading them into making
dangerous and unhealthy lifestyle choices that will negatively affect
their entire lives." HRC's description: "Part of Human Rights Campaign’s driving agenda is legalizing homosexual
marriage by judicial activism, bullying American corporations to embrace
sexual perversion and encouraging lawsuits against Christian-owned
businesses and states." Also listed under "Homosexual Agenda," interestingly, is the AARP.
Listed under "Anti-Christian" are the SPLC, People For The American Way, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the ACLU. Listed under humanist groups are the Freethinkers Society and dozens of similar groups. Atheists groups listed include American Atheists and dozens of state and local atheist organizations.
Perhaps obviously, this AFA map is meant to counter the Southern Poverty Law Center's map of hate groups. For the last few years the AFA and other hate groups have demanded that the SPLC take down their map. Those demands escalated in 2012 after a mentally ill man shot a security guard at the DC office of the Family Research Council, later telling the FBI that he used the SPLC's map to find their office. Like the SPLC, the AFA's map only lists the city and state of each group and no actual address is provided.
It's rather amusing that a group whose de facto spokesman regularly calls for the imprisonment of millions of LGBT Americans and who has repeatedly declared that non-Christians have no place in the United States has the gall to publish a "bigotry map."
Labels: AFA, Bryan Fischer, Christianists, crackpots, crazy people, hate groups, hypocrisy, religion, SPLC, theocracy