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AFA News Director: Demanding Public Trials For Police Officers 'Sounds A Whole Lot Like Lynching'

Bryan Fischer was out sick yesterday, so the American Family Association's news director, Fred Jackson, filled in as guest host on Fischer's "Focal Point" radio program where he interviewed the ACRU's Robert Knight about the protests that have erupted after two separate grand juries failed to indict police officers for killing unarmed black men.

Knight declared that the activists who have protested these decisions are "trying desperately to start a race war" and blamed President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder for fanning the flames by supposedly suggesting that all police officers are racist.

"They really need to be taken to the woodshed for this," Knight said, which prompted Jackson to declare that those who are demanding that these police officers face trial for their actions are really calling for them to be lynched.

"Somebody was saying this morning, 'we ought to have public trials,'" Jackson said. "What do you mean by a public trial? That sounds a whole lot like lynching to me":

AFA Spox Says 'Entitled' Michael Brown Received Justice: 'God Says There Will Be Consequences'

American Family Association news director Fred Jackson spoke today about a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of unarmed African American teenager Michael Brown, declaring that Brown had a “mentality of entitlement” and ultimately paid the price for his alleged role in the theft of cigars from a convenience store earlier that day. Apparently stealing cigars comes with the penalty of death!

Jackson made the comments while guest-hosting American Family Radio’s “Sandy Rios in the Morning”:

We have to get back to the reality, there are moral truths and when people break those moral truths and decide to violate them, there are consequences. On that day, August 9th in Ferguson, Missouri, when Michael Brown went into that convenient store and stole that box of cigars, he was making a moral decision. Now no one knows what was in Michael Brown’s head that day but one could speculate that he believed he was above being told he should not steal, he was above getting any consequences for his actions. He went on to assault police officer Darren Wilson. He believed, Michael Brown, apparently, that he was allowed to do that. It is that mentality of entitlement, that mentality that says ‘you have your truth, I have mine,’ that I believe is at the core of this.

Later in the program, Jackson said Brown disobeyed the absolute truths laid out by God and had to face the consequences for his actions because “God says there will be consequences.” He added that Brown’s death was also the result of “the breakdown of the family.”

What we’ve been talking about this morning: the existence of absolute truth, and that is what’s under attack today. Absolute truth is defined by scripture, the Bible, God’s word, that’s how it’s defined and when you violate that, there are consequences. Now you may get away with it for a while, for a period, but God says there will be consequences. Both our callers, I think, addressing the crux of the problem here this morning is the family, is the breakdown of the family. When you do not have a dad figure around there is not someone there in authority to demonstrate there are consequences to violating the rules. If you don’t have that presence in the family, you’re going to have problems.

AFA Official Agrees With Caller Who Wants Red States To Secede From America

American Family Association news director Fred Jackson served as the guest host for “Sandy Rios in the Morning” this week, and used the opportunity to agree with a caller who said that “red states” should leave the United States.

The caller, who identified himself as a member of the radical group Oath Keepers, said secession is “the only solution that we have because voting doesn’t work,” calling for red states specifically to separate from the union. He also didn’t miss a chance to call Obama a Muslim: “And I would make a comment about the ISIS spokesman who said that they wanted to raise the flag of Allah over the White House, my personal opinion: it was raised six years ago.”

Jackson said the caller actually had a good idea, only regretting that not enough Americans have the drive to secede.

“James, your suggestion is a good one and I’m hearing what you’re saying. But I’m wondering if there is enough gumption to do that given the fact that this country re-elected President Barack Obama in 2012,” Jackson responded. “So if you can’t get people to go out and vote for someone who is opposed to the policies of the existing politician in power, do you think there’s really a chance that they are actually going to say, ‘well I won’t take the time to go out and vote but yeah let’s go ahead and secede from the nation’?”

“I’m not trying to be critical of your suggestion, I am just wondering if there is the heart of the American people yet, and I say yet because I don’t think that we should ever give up. I think sometimes a country has to hit a wall before they realize that there is something that we must do. I’m not sure enough Americans have realized that we are about to hit that wall.”

Boykin: Obama Creating A 'Marxist Nation'

During an interview this week with the American Family Association’s Fred Jackson, Family Research Council vice president Jerry Boykin reiterated his claim that President Obama is using the military to introduce communism.

Boykin said there is “no question” that the White House is to blame for the supposed “persecution of Christians” in the military, which he said is all part of an effort to create “a society moving to Marxism.”

“This is the Marxist model, if you go back to what Karl Marx said, he said my objective is to dethrone God and destroy capitalism, he also said religion is the opiate of the masses,” Boykin continued, “because we are moving through the socialist agenda to really becoming a Marxist nation, you have to destroy the idea or concept of unalienable rights, which is what we were founded upon, our rights come from God, not from man, not from government.”

AFA: DOMA Decision Will Lead to God's Judgment, Death of Marriage

American Family Association spokesmen Fred Jackson and Sandy Rios were despondent while reacting to the Supreme Court’s decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act. “It’s a big win for gay activists today,” Rios said, “it’s not a good day for us.”

“They kept shouting DOMA's dead, I thought that was pretty metaphorical, marriage is dead too, for the future of this country,” she added.

Jackson went even further and alleged that “God’s judgment will be upon us” as a result of the ruling.

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AFA: Boy Scouts In 'Open Rebellion Against God'

Fred Jackson and Dan Celia of the American Family Association discussed the Boy Scouts of America’s vote to end the ban on openly gay members under the age of 18 this morning on Financial Issues, which Jackson called an “open rebellion against God.” The two expressed shock and disappointment as Jackson noted that over 60 percent of delegates backed the change in policy, and Celia predicted that this will bring “the fall of the nation.”

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Bryan Fischer Explodes: 'Not One Loving Father' Should Entrust Son to the Boy Scouts if Gays Are Included

Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association said that a change in the Boy Scouts’ ban on gay members would be a “suicide mission” and lead to pedophilia. While speaking to AFA news director Fred Jackson yesterday on Focal Point, Fischer said that gay men are “ten times” more likely than heterosexuals to molest children, and it would be “insanity” to have them “bunking down with your kid at jamboree.”

“To me it’s just suicidal, they are finished, they are done,” Fischer told Jackson, “There is not one loving father in America that ever, ever, ever ought to entrust his son to the Boy Scouts of America.”

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Sandy Rios: Gay Marriage brings about the 'Rape of Our Children's Innocence'

Sandy Rios of the American Family Association mourned the defeat of anti-gay ballot measures and candidates for office during her organization’s election coverage, and was dumbfounded as to why actor Brad Pitt donated to the marriage equality campaigns in four states. She asked: “What causes a person of such means to be so passionate about that, who is a heterosexual man with children? What is that all about?” As AFA news director Fred Jackson noted, Pitt “didn’t listen to his mom.”

Rios: Last week in the midst of the hurricane and the devastation and people clamoring for food and help, Brad Pitt made this huge donation to gay marriage. I think, what drives that? I think he gave $100,000, $25,000 to each state to fund homosexual marriage. What causes a person of such means to be so passionate about that, who is a heterosexual man with children? What is that all about?

Jackson: That is the case; he didn’t listen to his mom.

Rios: That’s for sure.

Later, Rios and AFA spokesman Bryan Fischer were stunned by Allen West’s loss in Florida, which for Fischer proves that Americans are making “alarming choices about who their leaders are going to be.” Rios lamented that voters have clearly become solidly in favor of abortion rights and gay equality, saying that voters “want abortion, they are demanding it,” and are also “clamoring for gay marriage.” She went on to argue that marriage equality will lead to “explicit instruction in public schools” and the “rape of our children’s innocence.”

Fischer: Allen West apparently has gone down to defeat in Florida.

Rios: Tremendous loss, tremendous loss.

Fischer: He was a guy that represented the best of America, his military service, his staunch conservatism on all facets, so the fact that the voters in Florida chose not to renew their confidence, their trust, their contract with Allen West, that’s another mystery to me. But I think one of the things it indicates is that this is no longer the country that we grew up in, this is a different country now today, the values are different, the people are making different and I think alarming choices about who their leaders are going to be.

Rios: I think you’re right, I have some very deep thoughts about this and I’ve just been holding back. The thing that struck me last night and I’ll go right for this I suppose: I really do believe that God is really giving us the desires of our heart, as a nation, not us individually. This is what the nation wants. The nation wants abortion all the time for any reason. That was very important to people, that was one of the reasons that some people went down last night. That’s one of the reasons the President prevailed among women by a pretty high percentage. They want abortion, they are demanding it, they are going to get it and with no restrictions, they are going to get government-funded abortion. They also want gay marriage, they are clamoring for gay marriage. Of course it isn’t just gay marriage, it’s instruction, explicit instruction in public schools, it’s really I think the rape of our children’s innocence, but they want it and they are going to get it, and we’re going to get it too.

AFA News Director Says Liberal Churches, Media Share Responsibility for Colorado Shooting

Fred Jackson, the American Family Association’s news director, while discussing the Colorado movie theater shooting today said that liberal Christian churches and liberal media helped contribute to violent incidents by supposedly deemphasizing the fear of God and the Bible. During AFA Today, Jackson had on as his guest Jerry Newcombe of Truth in Action Ministries to discuss his column on the AFA’s OneNewsNow blaming the shooting on a waning fear of God and Hell, and blamed the American Civil Liberties Union for destroying the public school system by supposedly forbidding students from reading the Bible. “You wonder why all these terrible things are happening to us when there is no fear of God,” Newcombe said.

Jackson maintained that unlike in the communities of forty years ago, liberals in the media and churches, along with movies and the internet, have “have come together to give us these kinds of incidents.”

Jackson: In the community there were community standards that reflected biblical principles, whether people knew it or not, the standard in the community was based on Scripture. In that short period of time, roughly forty years, we have seen such a transformation in values in our communities, whether it’s rural or whether it’s big city. I have to think that all of this, whether it’s the Hollywood movies, whether it’s what we see on the internets [sic], whether it’s liberal bias in the media, whether it’s our politicians changing public policy, I think all of those somehow have fit together—and I have to say also churches who are leaving the authority of Scripture and losing their fear of God—all of those things have seem to have come together to give us these kinds of incidents.

Newcombe: I think that’s so true. It’s as if we said to God, publicly or in the public arena, ‘get out, You’re not welcome here anymore’ and it’s as if God removed His protection from our land.

Update: Later in the program, Jackson and co-host Teddy James of AFA Journal said the shooting is a sign of God’s judgment for the failings of the public education system and liberal, mainline Protestant churches that affirm gays and lesbians.

Jackson: I think the sources of this is [sic] multifaceted but you can put it all I think under the heading of rebellion to God, a rejection of the God of the Bible. I think along with an education system that has produced our lawyers, our politicians, more teachers, more professors, all of that sort of thing, is our churches, mainline churches. We’ve been dealing Teddy and I know the AFA Journal has been dealing with denominations that no longer believe in the God of the Bible, they no longer believe that Jesus is the only way of salvation, they teach that God is OK with homosexuality, this is just increasing more and more. It is mankind shaking its fist at the authority of God.

James: And God will not be silent when he’s mocked, and we need to remember that.

Jackson: We are seeing his judgment. You know, some people talk about ‘God’s judgment must be just around the corner,’ we are seeing it.

AFA: 'What Makes Ellen DeGeneres Dangerous is That She's a Nice Person'

It is worth noting that even though the campaign to pressure JC Penney to fire Ellen DeGeneres as its spokesperson was launched by One Million Moms, a project of the American Family Association, the effort has the full support of every arm of the organization, from its news outlets to its radio hosts.

Case in point, on yesterday's edition of AFR Mornings, hosts Buster Wilson and Fred Jackson weighed in on the campaign, explaining that DeGeneres needs to be fired because she is just not "wholesome" and is actually "dangerous" .... because she is just so darn nice:

Wilson: JC Penney has employed Ellen DeGeneres as their new national spokesperson, so their re-branding themselves and they brought in Ellen, who happens to be very popular in the culture, she is, there is no doubt about that but ... we just don't believe that Ellen DeGeneres is wholesome, family. She is known, she made her name, by being the first real television star to come out in her homosexuality.

Jackson: You kind of mentioned it. What makes Ellen DeGeneres dangerous is that she's a nice person and, I haven't watched her program but apparently she does an interesting kind of funny program. So she does a good job of masking her very active role in the homosexual agenda - and she's extremely active in that agenda. But she doesn't go out on her program, I understand, and do that. But she's known, Buster. JC Penney knew exactly what it was doing when they hired Ellen DeGeneres. They know she's a homosexual activist [and] that she's out there fighting for greater homosexual rights.

AFA: "How Must Ann Coulter Feel About The Authority of Scripture?"

Last week, GOProud announced that Ann Coulter would be joining the organization’s Advisory Council as Honorary Chair where her official title would be "Gay Icon."

Coulter's willingness to serve in this capacity has created utter confusion for the hosts of the American Family Association's "AFA Report" where Fred Jackson, Ed Vitagliano and Buster Wilson were left wondering just how on earth Coulter can do this and still consider herself to be a Christian:

Vitagliano: Ann Coulter is hard to read but if you're a Christian, I think you should take more care to tailor your commitments in things like this to your Christian views. I don't know whether she just hasn't thought this through or what, but this is kind of disappointing to me.

This is not an issue, I don't think, that you clown around with. This is a very serious issue. I know she likes to laugh, she likes to have fun with her politics, but this is not an issue that you clown around with. It has serious real-world repercussions.

Jackson: I think it begs the questions then Buster: how must Ann Coulter feel about the authority of Scripture? How can you join a group like this and allowed to be called the honorary chair and gay icon of the group and still feel comfortable calling yourself an evangelical Christian? There's a gap there in the reasoning.

Wilson: I don't know. It raises a huge red flag for me. The Bible has got to be the standard and it's not.

AFA Launches Old Navy Boycott For Supporting Anti-Bullying Group

Following their not-so-successful boycott campaign of Home Depot over the company’s sponsorship of gay pride parades, leaders of the American Family Association have called for the boycott of Old Navy because the store is planning to sell shirts to benefit the anti-suicide, anti-bullying It Gets Better Project. Bryan Fischer, the group’s Director of Issues Analysis, already urged his listeners to “drop by your Old Navy store in your community and tell them you’re not going to shop at Old Navy until they get their minds right,” and now three other top AFA leaders have insisted that Christians boycott the clothing store.

Buster Wilson, the managing director of AFA’s American Family Radio, yesterday said that “this is very irresponsible for Christians to go to Old Navy” because “when you support them you are supporting what God calls an abomination to Him.” Along with the AFA’s News Director Fred Jackson and the AFA’s general counsel Pat Vaughn, they went on to criticize not only Old Navy but the It Gets Better Project and its anti-bullying message, which they claimed would trample on the rights of Christians:

American Family Association: Bin Laden Death Shows We Are Intimidated By Terrorists & Maybe College Students Don't Hate America

During AFA Report on the American Family Association’s American Family Radio, the hosts discussed how the handling of the mission to kill bin Laden shows America’s continued weakness under President Barack Obama. Fred Jackson, the AFA News Director, and co-hosts Buster Wilson and Teddy James, a writer for AFA Journal agreed that the mission and the burial showed that the US was “intimidated” by terrorists.

Jackson and James said that since the military had upset a number of Islamic scholars who were angry at the burial of bin Laden’s body at sea within 24 hours; the US was actually appeasing them by burying the body in a way that offended certain clerics. James suggested that instead of being politically correct (again, U.S. forces are facing criticism criticized by some clerics for not adhering to proper tradition); the country should go back to the days of Japanese internment, asking two days after bin Laden’s death, “What have we done lately for the protection of the country at large?”

Jackson, who confuses Obama with bin Laden, and Wilson were also surprised that young people, particularly students from The George Washington University, were celebrating the news outside the White House. Wilson asserted that the majority of college students are liberals who mostly believe in 9/11 conspiracy theories and blamed the United States for the terrorist attacks, comparing them to weak-willed followers of Christ.

Later, Wilson blasted Obama for taking credit for the successful mission because he used words “I” and “me” in his address to the nation.

Jackson: The American government apparently took the body into custody, did some DNA testing on it, took some pictures which we probably will never see or as somebody said this morning until Wikipedia releases it at some point. But then the body was taken to a US warship somewhere and that body was thrown overboard; the American government is saying it did that to honor Islamic tradition. Islamic clerics are already upset because they say [in] Islamic tradition the head of the corpse needs to be pointed towards Mecca and they feel that probably didn’t happen, which raises a couple of questions here. We are continuing to signal, TJ, to the Islamic world that we are intimidated by them. That causes me great concern. The United States is the most powerful nation in the world, but, and I’ll use the language that is often used, the small group of Islamic terrorists continue to intimidate us.

James: Well, we’re afraid. Our government is afraid of offending the small group and that’s what I’m not understanding. There’s a small amount of people who are radical Islamists who like this guy, who is already clamoring about Osama’s head may have not been lined up with Mecca. And yet we are so afraid of offending them that we hurry through our own procedures, we quickly do things, we do things sloppily at times, and it’s all in an effort to neglect the 99% and to appease the 1%.

Jackson: I’ve never seen this kind of thing before. I mean, this country has faced foes before but we have not been intimidated by them. But, I think maybe its some of the element of reasoning here has to do with political correctness in the world that we live in.

James: Well what amazing is this in World War II we were absolutely politically incorrect. We had the Japanese, the Nisei, in our own types of camps. I wouldn’t call them concentration camps, but we had them sequestered off, we had them quarantined, because of the fear or rather the protection of the larger group. You can debate the right and wrongness of that all day long, but the point is they threw political correctness out the window for the protection of the country at large. What have we done lately for the protection of the country at large? I believe that holding on to this idea of political correctness as tightly as we’ve held on to it, it’s put the larger group in a great amount of danger.

Jackson: Another aspect of this reaction to this last night, Buster, the networks were switching to cameras that they had out in front of the White House. And what you had there was quite a throng of young people, I think, some were identifying as students at George Washington University. And it surprised me, and maybe it should not have surprised me, that these young people were acting in a very patriotic way. It was, hollering “USA! USA! USA!” and they were waving American flags. And I thought: these are university kids, and maybe again I allowed myself to stereotype many of the university kids particularly from a university that is quite liberal, that they would be cheering the death of even a terrorist. And it struck me as somewhat odd, given what we hear the ideology of today’s typical university student particularly from a liberal university, and I began to think about that, and were they really celebrating the victory of Osama bin Laden [sic]? Because we know from 2008, and still the polling shows, he enjoys great support from young people. And so was it because they felt Osama bin Laden had scored, pardon me, President Barack Obama had scored a major victory here. And they were willing to celebrate the death of a terrorist?

Wilson: I have to admit that I am, if you’re cynical I’m cynical too, because I thought the very same thing as I watched that unfold on television last night, what is it that they’re cheering? These are the same people who, its almost like what you saw in the life of Christ where on Palm Sunday they were cheering him on shouting Hosanna putting their cloaks down for his donkey to walk over and then five days later the same crowd was shouting “Crucify him! Crucify him!,” this crowd is usually the crowd that is saying “9/11 was an inside job!” This is usually the crowd that’s saying, “The Bush Administration actually caused 9/11!”

Jackson: Yeah, the Bush Administration caused the Islamic world to hate us and that’s why they attacked us.

Wilson: Oh, this is the crowd that’s saying, “America’s chickens have come home to roost!” You know, now they’re over there, “USA! USA!” and saying the Star-Spangled Banner. I was impressed with the speech of President Obama last night, as he was making the announcement; how many times he actually used the word “God” in his speech, it was quite impressive. But there was something else that makes me think maybe; maybe they were celebrating him as opposed to the destruction of this man who caused so much harm. ’Cause when you look at his speech, there is no doubt about it that the President has taken absolute, personal responsibility for this happening. He says “shortly after taking office I directed Leon Panetta to make the killing or the capture of bin Laden the top priority of our war,” that’s been the top priority for the last ten years, “then last August after painstaking work by our intelligence community I was briefed,” and it goes on, he says, “today, at my direction the United States launched a targeted,” it just goes on and on and on about “I,” “me,” “I,” “I directed,” “it’s my direction,” “I did,” “I did,” and so it may be the Obama supporters simply cheering him on.

A View From Inside The American Family Association

It is not every day that former employees of influential Religious Right organizations step forward to reveal the unpleasant inner-workings of such organizations, but Religious Dispatches' Sarah Posner has gotten several former employees of the American Family Association to do just that.

And I guess it shouldn't come as much of a surprise to learn that the environment inside the AFA is rather toxic, with founder Don Wildmon being described as an autocratic bully who created a culture of fear and intimidation that infected the entire organization, one which has only gotten worse with the addition of Bryan Fischer:

Brad Bullock, who worked for the organization for 17 years spearheading the launch of the radio station and producing the daily radio report, was forced out 3 years ago. He said he admired Wildmon and considered him a friend, but that in dismissing him, Wildmon told him, "you have a problem and you don't know it."

Bullock said the group is "too harsh on homosexuals," though if anyone voiced concerns, "they would be attacked." He described the leadership as "autocratic" and tolerant of petty gossip among employees, like spreading rumors about employees having extra-marital affairs with one another.

Bullock added that Wildmon "chastised" people for taking anti-depressants, and that "a lot of people who had problems felt like they were second class," including Bullock, who said that he suffered from depression while working at the AFA. Employees were fearful of speaking out, according to Bullock. "We were puppies in the corner who learned to keep out mouths shut."

The AFA's radio and news division, in particular, said [Allie] Martin, had become a place where authority could not be questioned, and where the "news" was nothing more than a mouthpiece for conservative "sources" whose views were portrayed as fact. (The Values Voter Summit award citation to Wildmon described One News Now as a "respected online news service.")

And those views were extreme, even by Martin’s standards of conservative evangelicalism. He said that the director of the news service, Fred Jackson, had a "hateful, hateful attitude" that "carried over" into stories. Martin described editorial meetings in which "liberals were accused of hating their kids," while Chad Groening, who covers immigration, described gay people as "degenerates" and "reprobates."

In the newsroom, said Martin, "I saw the tone of stories develop in a way I thought was disturbing."

"They get people as news sources to say what they want to say but can't say," he added.

After Obama got elected, said Martin, "this went up to a whole new level, we have to vilify this man."

In 2008, Jackson sent Martin an email with the subject line "attitude problems," citing scripture he said governed "a worker's attitude toward their [sic] superiors." The verses he cited included Ephesians 6:5-8 ("Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, singleness of your heart, as unto Christ") and Colossians 3:22-25 ("Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God.") He closed the email with a "final warning" that "any further breaches in this area will be turned over to Brother Don."

Among the topics about which Martin had raised concerns was the news room's approach to immigration. Martin said that Groening has, for example, called undocumented immigrants "stupid," "scumbag lawbreakers" and "freeloaders." Groening believed that illegal immigration would "destroy" the country, and that "we have the best way of life, and if our borders aren't secured, this country would be destroyed."

Martin also noted that Groening had referred to Muslims as "raghead scumbag terrorists" and referred to Allah as "Satan."

Posner goes on to describe the rabidly anti-immigration attitude of AFA leaders and how that attitude has been promoted in the AFA 's work, as well as Bryan Fischer's long history of bigtory stemming all the way back to his days in Idaho when he invited Scott Lively to participate in conference hosted by his Idaho Values Alliance.

As they say, read the whole thing.

AFA Says Obama Like the Antichrist

From Sarah Posner's most recent FundamentaList: "On Friday, the day after Obama's Berlin speech, the AFA Report's host, Fred Jackson, made note of the 'messianic tone' of the speech, then quickly denied that he believes Obama is messianic. Ed Vitagliano, one of the program's roundtable guests, chimed in, 'I don't think he's the Antichrist, but there is a spirit of Antichrist at work in the West in a very strong and open way that is leading people to want to solve their problems and have a desire to have their lives improved without Christ. That's what the spirit of Antichrist does, it denies Christ.'"
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Kyle Mantyla, Friday 12/05/2014, 1:20pm
Bryan Fischer was out sick yesterday, so the American Family Association's news director, Fred Jackson, filled in as guest host on Fischer's "Focal Point" radio program where he interviewed the ACRU's Robert Knight about the protests that have erupted after two separate grand juries failed to indict police officers for killing unarmed black men. Knight declared that the activists who have protested these decisions are "trying desperately to start a race war" and blamed President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder for fanning the flames by supposedly... MORE >
Brian Tashman, Tuesday 11/25/2014, 12:20pm
American Family Association news director Fred Jackson spoke today about a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of unarmed African American teenager Michael Brown, declaring that Brown had a “mentality of entitlement” and ultimately paid the price for his alleged role in the theft of cigars from a convenience store earlier that day. Apparently stealing cigars comes with the penalty of death! Jackson made the comments while guest-hosting American Family Radio’s “Sandy Rios in the Morning”: We... MORE >
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 08/13/2014, 1:30pm
American Family Association news director Fred Jackson served as the guest host for “Sandy Rios in the Morning” this week, and used the opportunity to agree with a caller who said that “red states” should leave the United States. The caller, who identified himself as a member of the radical group Oath Keepers, said secession is “the only solution that we have because voting doesn’t work,” calling for red states specifically to separate from the union. He also didn’t miss a chance to call Obama a Muslim: “And I would make a comment about... MORE >
Brian Tashman, Friday 10/18/2013, 10:05am
During an interview this week with the American Family Association’s Fred Jackson, Family Research Council vice president Jerry Boykin reiterated his claim that President Obama is using the military to introduce communism. Boykin said there is “no question” that the White House is to blame for the supposed “persecution of Christians” in the military, which he said is all part of an effort to create “a society moving to Marxism.” “This is the Marxist model, if you go back to what Karl Marx said, he said my objective is to dethrone God and destroy... MORE >
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 06/26/2013, 9:55am
American Family Association spokesmen Fred Jackson and Sandy Rios were despondent while reacting to the Supreme Court’s decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act. “It’s a big win for gay activists today,” Rios said, “it’s not a good day for us.” “They kept shouting DOMA's dead, I thought that was pretty metaphorical, marriage is dead too, for the future of this country,” she added. Jackson went even further and alleged that “God’s judgment will be upon us” as a result of the ruling. Watch: MORE >
Brian Tashman, Friday 05/24/2013, 12:50pm
Fred Jackson and Dan Celia of the American Family Association discussed the Boy Scouts of America’s vote to end the ban on openly gay members under the age of 18 this morning on Financial Issues, which Jackson called an “open rebellion against God.” The two expressed shock and disappointment as Jackson noted that over 60 percent of delegates backed the change in policy, and Celia predicted that this will bring “the fall of the nation.” Watch: MORE >
Brian Tashman, Tuesday 01/29/2013, 10:35am
Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association said that a change in the Boy Scouts’ ban on gay members would be a “suicide mission” and lead to pedophilia. While speaking to AFA news director Fred Jackson yesterday on Focal Point, Fischer said that gay men are “ten times” more likely than heterosexuals to molest children, and it would be “insanity” to have them “bunking down with your kid at jamboree.” “To me it’s just suicidal, they are finished, they are done,” Fischer told Jackson, “There is not one loving... MORE >
Brian Tashman, Friday 11/09/2012, 11:45am
Sandy Rios of the American Family Association mourned the defeat of anti-gay ballot measures and candidates for office during her organization’s election coverage, and was dumbfounded as to why actor Brad Pitt donated to the marriage equality campaigns in four states. She asked: “What causes a person of such means to be so passionate about that, who is a heterosexual man with children? What is that all about?” As AFA news director Fred Jackson noted, Pitt “didn’t listen to his mom.” Rios: Last week in the midst of the hurricane and the devastation and... MORE >