U.S. Army labels influential pro-family Christian organization ‘domestic hate group’


#1

lifesitenews.com/news/u.s.-army-labels-influential-pro-family-christian-organization-domestic-hat

The AFA’s traditional family values includes outspoken opposition to same-sex marriage, pornography, and abortion. The group believes that God has “communicated absolute truth to mankind, and that all people are subject to the authority of God’s Word at all times.” It’s mission is to “inform, equip, and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture” through Gospel values.


#2

Wow… I honestly don’t even know what to say to that. I actually feel incredible sadness.


#3

Are they serious?

Seriously… they can’t be serious… because that would be seriously, seriously delusional…

Is our nation seriously this far gone?


#4

That’s what happens when civilian lawyers hired by the Obama administration start dictating policy.


#5

I appreciate sites that bring to light these horrible (and predictable) incidents, but fearmongering is not a virtue. The article title acts as though every army camp across the country is systematically doing this. I don’t like it when people stoop to the same sack-of-wine tactics that many pro-death liberal media outlets employ.

We are right and they are wrong, so it’s entirely unnecessary and uncalled for for us to have to resort to propaganda and subterfuge. That’s the other side’s jobs.


#6

Well, admittedly, if some of the things they are reported as saying are true, then I can see them being referred to as a hate group. Making statements in defense of faith is not bad, so long as you are not doing it in an inappropriate manner. I honestly don’t know the full information at this point in time.


#7

This is a group that has said that Hitler only did what he did because the entire Nazi Party was gay, and which has branded anti-bullying initiatives as “gay propaganda,” regardless of their actual purpose. They deserve to be considered a hate group.

Just because the AFA teaches good values on certain subjects does not give them the license to ruthlessly attack the basic dignity of people and promote slander against groups of people.

Just because a group calls themselves Christian does not mean they are immune to being hateful. Look at the Westboro Baptist Church.


#8

Sometimes you post the funniest things. :thumbsup:


#9

Well, it’s getting there. I suppose that the Army took their “hate group” list from the SPLC, one of the most far left organizations in existence. Why is the SPLC in the business of designating hate groups? But also, I suppose that the AFA is included because it opposes gay marriage, and in the minds of most on the secular left, hate is the only possible reason for opposing gay marriage.


#10

I'd like to see the official U.S. Army statement. And stop it with the Hitler nonsense. Not relevant.

Peace,
Ed


#11

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I'd like to see the official U.S. Army statement. And stop it with the Hitler nonsense. Not relevant.

Peace,
Ed

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It's not relevant to quote what they've said? I think it's perfectly relevant. I wasn't comparing them to Hitler, I was referencing their quote about the Nazis supposedly being a party made up of entirely gay men, which led to the Holocaust. I think that statement from them should go a LONG way towards labelling them a hate group.


#12

Not sure why this is funny? :shrug:
A quick glance at the group’s own website indicates its an accurate summary of their position.


#13

The Army has clarified that this incident was a single briefing put together by a single relatively junior soldier for a local training session and that it does not reflect some official Army determination about AFA.

He probably did get his info from SPLC. That said, I am with the SPLC on this one. Advocating a position is one thing, spewing hate for the sake of being hateful is another. In my view, AFA has crossed that line.


#14

I read the article and its so biased I honestly don’t know whether or not to believe any of it.


#15

That far gone, and worse.


#16

[quote="SMGS127, post:11, topic:342311"]
It's not relevant to quote what they've said? I think it's perfectly relevant. I wasn't comparing them to Hitler, I was referencing their quote about the Nazis supposedly being a party made up of entirely gay men, which led to the Holocaust. I think that statement from them should go a LONG way towards labelling them a hate group.

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Actually you didn't quote anything.


#17

Our nation is not that far gone, our media is.

They'll say or show almost anything to get eyeballs to their web site. Less eyeballs means they can't charge as much for advertising.

Peace,
Ed


#18

A quick glance?

afa.net/Detail.aspx?id=31

afa.net/

Where?


#19

afa.net/Radio/show.aspx?id=2147490466&tab=blog&blogpost=2147498144

And specifically from the AFA spokesman, Byran Fischer

renewamerica.com/columns/fischer/100528
renewamerica.com/columns/fischer/130926


#20

What is “Renew America” and what is their link to AFA?

Your story is falling apart fast.


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