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06/12/2011

'A communistic agenda to destroy this nation'? Excellent question, caller!

by Jeremy Hooper

Christy in Jacksonville, TX, knows the way to the American Family Association's heart:

"Isn't homosexuality and this flood of filth that's happened to
America, isn't that part of a communistic agenda to Destroy America?
"

[American Family Association]

"Excellent question"? Really? Because usually when people ask us if a rich and vibrant population sect is working to subvert their home nation via their self-acceptance and/or orgasms, we tend to take another view -- one that typically involves us sweeping our jaws off the floor. But hey -- different strokes for those who can't accept different (in their view) folks.

But wait -- there's more. Because after the break, listen to how AFA President Tim Wildmon responded to the charge:

"I see it as a Satanic plot to bring down people's lives"

[American Family Association]

Oh that silly AFA. Just a lovely little SPLC-designated "hate group" they are.

But hey, it's not like a governor of one of our most populated states has recruited the AFA for any high profile events or anything...

[Catherine Frazier, TX Gov. Rick Perry's spokeswoman] emphasized that no public money would be used for [the Governor's prayer event], which is being paid for by the American Family Association, a conservative evangelical group based in Mississippi.

While the day of prayer will undoubtedly please many evangelicals — a powerful bloc in the Republican Party — it has provoked sharp criticism from other quarters, particularly because of its explicit evangelical Christian theme, which sets it apart from National Prayer Days and other events that normally include all faiths.

The Web site created for the event, which is called The Response, says the meeting “has adopted the American Family Association statement of faith,” including the infallibility of the Bible, the centrality of Jesus Christ and the eternal damnation that awaits nonbelievers.

Texas Governor Draws Criticism on Prayer Event [NYT]

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