The American Family Association sent mass email to millions that warn Christians they will be treated like black people were during the Jim Crow era within the next fifty years.
The email in question was titled “What will religion look like in the year 2060?” The warning included predictions from the AFA that there will be rampant and brutal discrimination against Christians, and that cities and towns that have Christian names or refer to Christianity will be forcibly changed by the government.
Here is the email that the AFA sent:
What will religion look like in the year 2060?
Conservative Christians will be treated as second class citizens, much like African Americans were prior to civil rights legislation in the 1960s.
Family as we know it will be drastically changed with the state taking charge of the children beginning at birth.
Marriage will include two, three, four or any number of participants. Marriage will not be important, with individuals moving in and out of a “family” group at will.
Churchbuildings will be little used, with many sold to secular buyers and the money received going to the government.
Churches will not be allowed to discuss any political issues, even if it affects the church directly.
Tax credit given to churches and non-profit organizations will cease.
Christian broadcasting will be declared illegal based on the separation of church and state. The airwaves belong to the government, therefore they cannot be used for any religious purpose.
We will have, or have had, a Muslim president.
Cities with a name from the Bible such as St. Petersburg, Bethlehem, etc. will be forced to change their name due to separation of church and state.
Groups connected to any religious affiliation will be forced out of health care. Health centers get tax money from the state, making it a violation of church and state.
Get involved! Sign THE STATEMENT.
Donald E. Wildmon
The American Family Association is no stranger to these types of communications. The group routinely calls for mass boycotts of big box retailers for supporting homosexual rights and equality, as well as a call for the chilfren of same-sex couples to be kidnapped and shuttled to heterosexual couples.
Some of the businesses that are frequently targeted by the AFA include Google, Home Depot, Office Depot, Urban Outfitters, and JC Penney.
The group has been cited by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a watch-dog group that tracks hate sites and other entities that exhibit bigotry and discrimination. While much of what comes out of the AFA is extremist, representing the radical, right-wing fringe of the Christian community, they are a very powerful and influential political lobby.
From the SPLC website:
"Initially founded as the National Federation for Decency, the American Family Association (AFA) originally focused on what it considered indecent television programming and pornography. The AFA says it promotes "traditional moral values" in media. A large part of that work involves "combating the homosexual agenda" through various means, including publicizing companies that have pro-gay policies and organizing boycotts against them. The AFA has a variety of outlets to disseminate its message, including the American Family Radio Network, its online One News Now and the monthly AFA Journal. In early 2011, the AFA claimed more than 2 million online supporters and 180,000 subscribers to its Journal."
The ThinkProgress report points out that the former leader of the American Family Association was 'heavily courted in the 2012 Republican presidential primary, ultimately endorsing Newt Gingrich.'