U.S. Army officials recently told active duty and reserve troops that the American Family Association (AFA) should be classified as a domestic hate group, the Charisma News website reports today (October 15, 2013).
A briefing at Camp Shelby in Mississippi listed the AFA alongside the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis, and the Black Panthers. According to a soldier at the briefing -- who asked not to be identified -- the AFA was listed as a hate group because it is viewed by the Army as a group that hates homosexuals.
Brian Fischer -- director of issues analysis at AFA -- said, "The truth is that the AFA doesn't hate anyone. We love everybody. We love homosexuals enough to tell them the truth about the moral, spiritual, and physical dangers of homosexual conduct."
Fischer added that the AFA is calling on the military to strip all of their training materials of any reference to the AFA as a hate group. If it fails to do so, the AFA will initiate legal action against the military.