Good As You: AFA Roundup

08/22/2008

Get your 'Congratulations on your boycott' cards now

Just an F.Y.I.: Even though no "official" boycott has been announced at this time, the boycotthallmark.com domain name has already been bought! By whom, you ask? Well... And who is FPN? Well, that would be the Virginia affiliate of the...

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SHOCKER -- The AFA is annoyed with a company

This from the American Family Association: "Hallmark Greeting Cards has announced it will begin selling same-sex wedding cards, even though same-sex marriage is legal in only two states. The purpose, they say, is to satisfy consumer demand. It appears that...

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08/20/2008

Heavy-handed Headline writers on a Rampage

Alright, so if you go and read this One News Now commentary wherein "pro-family" write Mike Adams tries to put religious beliefs ahead of reasonable healthcare, you will see that it is far from gay-friendly. However, we cannot for the...

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08/13/2008

Wherein AFA violates own criteria

When the American Family Association first launched their boycott of McDonald's, they put out these stipulations (which can still be found on their "Boycott McDonald's" website): What the boycott of McDonald's IS NOT about * This boycott is not about...

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08/08/2008

Attn all struggling businesses: You might wanna piss off the AFA

Oh, so as we've been saying: McDonald's July same-store sales rise 8 percent [AP via AOL Money] So yea, you all keep up the good, effective, society-shaping work, AFA!! That bottom line seems to be utterly collapsing under the weight...

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AFA comments: Now 20% more alarming

Yesterday we posted some comments that were left on the American Family Association's One News Now site in reference to whether or not California's anti-gay ballot initiative would retroactively invalidate the same-sex unions that have already been performed. But in...

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08/07/2008

AFA comments: More consistently nutty than a Snickers

Leviticus and Sodom & Ghmorah [sic] references. Gays blamed for natural disasters. A reader who calls pro-gays ignorant in the very same sentence in which he or she wrote the term "however" as if it's two words. It's just another...

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08/06/2008

Fast end for AFA's fast food fast?

Could the American Family Association's short, completely ineffective, non-headline-grabbing, mostly-ignored McDonald's boycott be over already? Well we're not sure, but this is how its accompanying website currently looks: (as of 8/6 at 6:58 PM) Possible scenarios: (a) Ronald McDonald has...

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07/31/2008

Unscrupulous AFA continues unscrupulous practices

Q. You know what's probably not the most ethical thing in the world? A. To take someone's photos off the Internet and then repost them in a non-intended, non-newsy, probably non-fair use, demonizing context on your own website, without any...

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07/30/2008

AFA: More in-AP-propriate than ever

We all know that the American Family Association's One News Now site changes the AP wire so that words like "gay" instead read "homosexual." And in the wake of the recent "Tyson [Homosexual]/ Rudy [Homosexual]" incident, most of us began...

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07/23/2008

ba da ba ba baa... they're still eatin' it

And now, a segment we like to call: "How's that boycott going, AFA?" Below you will find the stock data from July 7, the day the American Family Association launched their McDonald's boycott, up through yesterday: As you will see,...

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07/16/2008

Taking stock of the AFA's efficacy

So far we've yet to hear even one report from the anti-McDonald's "press" conference that was held this morning. However, we have heard this interesting piece of McDonald's news: Their stock is up 1.60 for the day: And If you...

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07/09/2008

One-sidedness, thy name is AFA

Want further proof that the American Family Association is banning all dissension from their Boycott McDonald's website? Well check this out. Over the past half hour, we have tried to leave a few comments on the site. Two of them...

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07/03/2008

AFA now trying to tarnish Golden Arches

Well the American Family Association has yet to make the big McDonald's announcement that they've promised for today. However, we see no need to wait for the McSillies' upcoming press release. For we can exclusively reveal that because of the...

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07/02/2008

AFA & Mickey D's: What's their beef?

The American Family Association, the anti-gay group that's currently burning up the news for changing the "Gay"-ness of various athletes, yesterday sent this announcement to everyone on their email list: Now, considering the "pro-family" group has been lashing out against...

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06/27/2008

AFA's 'culture war' now targeting surnames

You know how the American Family Association's One News Now site frequently changes AP wire stories so that the word "gay" will instead read "homosexual"? Well now things are getting RIDICULOUS, even for them: The player in question? Way to...

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06/17/2008

'Moral' group's continued embrace of unethical journalism

Over the past year or so, we've shown you how the writers at the American Family Association's One News Now site will take it upon themselves to rewrite Associated Press wire stories so as to make the wording more in...

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05/27/2008

'One News Now' raises hail

So here at G-A-Y, we knew that the mouth-foamingly anti-gay news site OneNewsNow (property of the equally foam-mouthed American Family Association) was having a negative effect on society. However, even we didn't realize the expanse of their destructive nature: Ooh,...

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05/11/2008

AFA's continued war on kisses, vowels

We've shown you how the American Family Association has been lashing out against "As The World Turns" for airing an episode in which two gay male characters, Noah and Luke, engaged in a smoochy doochy. We've also pointed out how...

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05/09/2008

Wrong Penn used in AFA's picture

We knew that the American Family Association's One News Now site twisted the news, but we did think they at least tried to stay up to date on the developments that they proceed to misrepresent! Though judging by this new...

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05/02/2008

Why must Don Wildmon 'open mouth'?

We haven't been the least bit surprised that the American Family Association is up in arms over the same-sex kiss that recently aired on "As The World Turns." But what we have found bizarrely shocking is the obsession they've shown...

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04/25/2008

Audio: Kids, just remember that your parents are sometimes wrong!

As millions of students protest bullying today by recognizing the annual Day of Silence, and other students and parents raise a stink about the peaceful endeavor by keeping their kids home for the day, take a second and listen to...

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04/24/2008

AFA's inability to make out a make out

We haven't even weighed in on the same-sex kiss that aired yesterday on "As The World Turns." But after seeing this headline from American Family Association, we just have to comment: Our problem, however, is not that the AFA is...

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04/02/2008

Geez, can't these folks be truthful about ANYTHING?

In a new "Action Alert" decrying McDonald's and one of the company's executives, Richard Ellis, for supporting the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the kids at the American Family Association begin with the little blip: Only problem...

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03/28/2008

Convertible bias: AFA trades in Ford, eyeing GM

Remember a few weeks back when, after a two year period, the obsessively anti-gay folks at the American Family Association up and ended their Ford boycott amidst vague claims that they'd gained some sort of unspecified ground with the automaker?...

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03/14/2008

AFA: Ford remaining coy because gays are scary

Since the AFA began claiming that they have "won" in their boycott against Ford, we have written many at the "pro-family" group to ask why they are congratulating themselves despite Ford's public declaration that none of their policies have changed....

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03/13/2008

AFA = A Fallacious Achievement?

You know the American Family Association victory that we keep calling into question? The one involving the "success" of their Ford boycott? Yea, well all-around good guy Jeff Bercovici has now joined the investigation, with the writer getting further comments...

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03/12/2008

What'd the AFA win: A straw man, a red herring, or Pinocchio's nose?

Yet another "pro-family" group is congratulating the American Family Association on the "successful" termination of their Ford boycott, despite the fact that the automaker has publicly stated that they've submitted to none of the AFA's demands. The Family Research Council,...

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03/11/2008

AFA & Ford: Someone's gots some splainin' to do

Earlier this morning, we showed you how the American Family Assocation has called off their boycott of the Ford Motor Company amidst cries of victory. And even though we are highly skeptical that Ford has capitulated to the AFA's demands...

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AFA claims Ford victory; we claim another AFA failure

There is a familiar pattern with the American Family Association. First, they boldly announce that they're boycotting a particular company because they see far too much pro-gayness within their corporate operations. Then the "pro-family" group tries to milk the boycott...

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03/05/2008

AFA throws dirt at soap; we'll give you one guess why

When heterosexual characters hook up, break up, make up, cheat, break up again, get back together, cheat a few more times, marry and divorce on the same day, and then go back to sleeping with a different person each week,...

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02/14/2008

God hates Reagan era colloquialisms

Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God! We...

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02/05/2008

TN: Jackson gets anti-gay training

What if we were to tell you that In Jackson, TN, the city council has just voted to give $16,000 to move a historic railcar from Ohio to their city? And what if we went on to tell you that...

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01/21/2008

A penny? For YOUR thoughts? Surely you jest!

You know what's funny? That for whatever reason, this website and this writer are on the American Family Association's mailing list of supporters. You know what's not as funny? That in their current solicitation of funds, the group that dedicates...

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01/08/2008

An error, both in judgement and typography

We just got done reading a long-winded piece that the American Family Association's Ed Vitagliano has written for the most recent edition of AFA Journal, wherein he positions the "ex-gay" movement as "truth," and being gay as some sort of...

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01/03/2008

Hey AFA: If you're gonna quote them, quote them accurately!!

The writers at the American Family Association's One News Now site are up to their old tricks again. They have run a new piece on the enactment of civil unions in New Hampshire, and every time the words "gay and...

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12/04/2007

AFA no fanny of either Ford's gay goods

The increasingly irrelevant American Family Association is trying to resurge their failing Ford boycott by lashing out against the automaker for running an advertisement for their Volvo line in the December issue of Out magazine. And it's not just the...

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10/25/2007

Geez, can the AFA tell the truth about anything?

Below is an advertisement that the American Family Association is running to promote their video coverage of the recent Values Voters Summit: Only problem? Sean Hannity didn't speak. Ann Coulter didn't speak. Out of the three personalities they are using...

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08/28/2007

The AFA's 'so-called' news agenda

In the past, we've seen the writers of the American Family Association's One News Now website take considerable liberties with the way they reprint wire stories from the Associated Press. Typically, these liberties involve changing the word "gay" to the...

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08/23/2007

Anti-gays, do you have to wear your lifestyle on your sleeves?

When will these militant anti-gay activists stop indoctrinating our children? Don't they know that our youth are our most important commodity, and therefore do not need to be inundated with the idea that the homosexual-unfriendly lifestyle is normal and acceptable?...

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08/15/2007

Hey 'mo foes: One can protest a flawed faith decision yet still respect religious freedom!

So have you heard the incredibly sad story of the Arlinton, TX, church that canceled a memorial service a day before it was to take place, after learning that the man whose life was to be honored was gay? Well,...

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07/26/2007

And now, in hopeful financial news

Yep, that anti-gay American Family Association Ford boycott really seems to be working: But don't feel badly, AFA -- it is still posting a loss to your organization's reputation. Ford Surprises Wall St. With 2Q Profit [AP via Yahoo! Finance]

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07/02/2007

WNWJA (What Newswire Would Jesus Alter?)

So do you remember last week when we showed you how the writers at the American Family Association's One News Now site were changing AP articles so as to make them more readily fir their agenda? Well, they are at...

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06/27/2007

The power to dePress: AFA extends duplicitous reach

So as you know, the American Family Association and other "pro-family" groups have been lying right and left far right about proposed hate crimes legislation, claiming such would prevent their right to preach against homosexuality. And while it's always disconcerting...

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06/25/2007

Those who try to take our liberties take same with AP

You know what's a completely inappropriate journalistic practice? Presenting a piece on your website as if it came from the Associated Press, yet changing some of the AP's words so that they more conveniently suit your political cause. Don't know...

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06/20/2007

AFA attempts, fails at Snopes response

As you might have already seen, the Urban Legends website Snopes.com this week called out the American Family Association out for the way they've been misrepresenting proposed federal hate crimes legislation. More specifically, Snopes cited the AFA's use of the...

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06/07/2007

'One News Now' hands us new source for material

Boldly going where few "pro-family" publications have gone before, the American Family Association's extremely gay-unfriendly One News Now site (formerly Agape Press) is now allowing readers to make comments on their stories. Here now, a sample: On the possibility that...

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05/31/2007

Dear social conservatives:

If you are going to refuse to use the terms "gay" or "lesbian" when referring to same-sex oriented men and women, then you should not use the equally informal term "straight" to refer to those with a different-sex oriented nature....

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05/23/2007

AFA: Please study the science of studies!

So you might remember that last week we showed you a list of the "Top Ten Pro-Homosexual Sponsors on Television," as compiled by those reliably gay-antipathetic sillies at the American Family Association. And if you read that piece, you might...

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05/16/2007

It's Not TV. It's H-O-M-O

So those gay-decrying extremists at the American Family Association have compiled a list of the "Top Ten Pro-Homosexual Sponsors on Television." Their list, in order: Ford Motor Company Toyota AT&T Procter & Gamble Revlon Glaxo Smith Kline Unilever Daimler Chrysler...

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