Posts Tagged ‘American Family Association’

Glenn unites tea party, religious right in Michigan Senate race

Posted on: February 28th, 2012 by Andy Birkey 2 Comments

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gary Glenn won over Michigan’s tea Party membership at a convention on Saturday. Glenn runs the American Family Association of Michigan, a state-based branch of the national AFA that opposes rights for LGBT Michiganders.

Bryan Fischer says his AIDS denialism makes him ‘the best friend the gay community has’

Posted on: January 17th, 2012 by Todd Heywood No Comments

The American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer posted a blog last week in which he defends his support for the AIDS denialism movement and Dr. Peter Duesberg’s claims that HIV does not cause AIDS. (more…)

(VIDEO) American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer comes out as AIDS denialist

Posted on: January 6th, 2012 by Todd Heywood 10 Comments

Adding to an ongoing list of controversial statements, American Family Association President Bryan Fischer is now claiming that HIV is not the cause of AIDS or the AIDS epidemic. (more…)

Founder of group financing Pastor Policy Briefings, ‘The Response’ endorses Perry

Posted on: October 27th, 2011 by Mary Tuma 1 Comment

Image by Matt MahurinWhile Gov. Rick Perry drew criticism for the political overtones to the August prayer rally he hosted just days before he announced his run for the presidency, The Response also focused national attention on the American Family Association, the controversial conservative group funding the event. (more…)

(VIDEO) Maddow speculates ‘awkward’ encounter between Fischer and Romney at Values Voter Summit

Posted on: October 3rd, 2011 by Sofia Resnick No Comments

Blogs lit up late last week, when it became apparent that even though the American Family Association’s (AFA) Bryan Fischer is not listed as a scheduled speaker at this weekend’s Values Voter Summit, Fischer will be there to speak, directly after GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. (more…)

‘Reclusive’ evangelical organizer David Lane bemoans the rise of secular judges, media

Posted on: September 26th, 2011 by Mary Tuma 7 Comments

Image by Matt MahurinDavid Lane, the influential California-based activist the New York Times has called “a stealth weapon for the right,” typically avoids the mainstream media spotlight — as he has since the mid-1990s, when he began mobilizing evangelical pastors and their congregations to vote during “Pastor Policy Briefings” and the Texas Restoration Project, which he used to lead. (more…)

Christian voter drive organizer says tie to Perry’s ‘Response’ came as surprise

Posted on: September 9th, 2011 by Mary Tuma 1 Comment

Image by Matt MahurinPrayer-goers who attended Gov. Rick Perry’s “Response” in August may have been surprised to find themselves on a mailing list encouraging them to take part in an ambitious Christian voter mobilization effort two weeks after the rally. (more…)

‘The Response’: Step one in a conservative Christian voter mobilization drive

Posted on: August 22nd, 2011 by Mary Tuma No Comments

Image by Matt MahurinThose who signed up to attend “The Response,” the all-day prayer event hosted by Gov. Rick Perry earlier this month, are now being asked to partake in an ambitious voter registration effort targeting conservative Christians, ending a months-long dance around the question of whether the event was political in nature. (more…)