The American Family Association has chosen some strange targets to pick on over the years. They have successfully bullied 7-eleven to stop selling Playboy, Ford to stop advertising in gay magazines, several national chain stores to stop saying “Happy Holidays” and to say “Merry Christmas.” They have called for boycotts against Archie comics, Google, Walt Disney, McDonalds and even Hallmark Cards.
The AFA even attacked an anti-bulling campaign for schools:
“Anti-bullying legislation is … just another thinly veiled attempt to promote the homosexual agenda. No one is in favor of anyone getting bullied for any reason, but these anti-bullying policies become a mechanism for punishing Christian students who believe that homosexual behavior is not something that should be normalized.” Bryan Fischer, director of issue analysis
As if all of that weren’t pathetic enough, now the AFA has decided to begin a campaign against the American Association of Retired People (AARP). And what is the sin of that “fringe group,” as the AFA calls them? On their website AARP has added a place for people to get information that might be useful to elderly GLBT people and their families about the special needs those people might have. The AFA has accused AARP of promoting the “homosexual agenda.” They have said the group is offering “special rights for immoral behavior.”
So here’s my question, and I think it would make a great game show. “Who’s more perverted?” Which is sicker, an elderly group, which seeks to serve all the needs of retired people, including GLBT retirees; or a religious group that can’t seem to keep its mind off of other peoples’ groins, even after they have turned elderly?
The AFA is a hate group hiding behind their twisted version of Christian teaching. They claim to be against bullying but its considered bullying of Christian students to ask them to keep their anti gay views at home. No one wants to violate Christian students right to believe whatever they want, but others have a right not to be preached to against their will. All children are required to go to school so they can not refuse to attend class. If Christian students are allowed to preach anti gay ideas than an atheist student could preach that God does not exist and Jesus was only a man. Would that make the atheist guilty of promoting an anti Christian agenda? No, but it would not prevent AFA from saying so.
Thanks David. I think your example of someone ridiculing Christian students is a great example. Christians rightly seek to avoid harrassment for being CHristian, so we should understand the desire and the right of others not to be harrassed by us.