Homosexual Lobbying Groups Call for ‘Marriage Equality’ in the South – American Family Association Says They Already Have It
AFA Points Out: Homosexuals Have Same Marriage Rights as Everyone Else and Democratic Process Should be Respected
The Human Rights Campaign, in conjunction with the ACLU, Mississippi Center
for Justice, Southern Poverty Law Center, William Winter Institute, and
Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition, made a tour throughout Mississippi last
week to further their desire for what they have termed “marriage equality” in
the state. They have told media sources that this is part of a larger campaign
to use the recent Supreme Court marriage decisions to build momentum for legal
protections for homosexuals in Mississippi. They have expressed confidence that
though it will take work, they believe marriage equality will eventually become
law in Mississippi.
The American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net)
president, Tim Wildmon, states, “We believe that there should be respect shown
for the democratic process of a Constitutional referendum in our country and in
every state. Mississippians already voted to ban homosexual marriage in
2004 and uphold natural marriage between one man and one woman. The
Supreme Court decisions on June 26 did not overturn marriage laws in Mississippi
and the fact that these groups think they can simply convince judges to
overturn what has already been voted into law clearly demonstrates a flagrant
disrespect for the democratic process.
“In addition, homosexuals already have the same marriage rights that
everyone has. Every person in America has the right to marry someone of the
opposite sex. Mississippians should not be fooled by the deceitful tactics that
these groups are using to induce pity for homosexuals who cannot be married in
Mississippi,because they have chosen a homosexual
This week, the Campaign for Southern Equality introduced The WE DO Campaign
in five Mississippi cities which highlights gay, lesbian, bi-sexual,
transgendered and queer couples requesting – and being denied – marriage licenses
in their hometowns across the South in order to call for “full equality
under federal law…”
Thursday, July 18, The Campaign for Southern Equality is going to Tupelo,
Miss., where the headquarters of the American Family Association is located.
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founded in 1977 by Donald E. Wildmon, who was pastoring First
United Methodist Church in Southaven, Mississippi, at the
time. Since 1977, AFA has been on the frontlines of America’s
culture war. The original name of the ministry was National Federation for
Decency but was changed to American Family Association (AFA) in 1988.
Today, AFA is one of the largest and most effective pro-family
organizations in the country with over two million online supporters and approximately
180,000 paid subscribers to the AFA
Journal, the ministry's monthly magazine. In addition, AFA owns and
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