American Family Association Praises Judiciary Committee’s Pro-Kavanaugh Vote

American Family Association President Tim Wildmon (Image from AFA "Reason & Company" video blog)

The American Family Association, which opposes legal equality for LGBTQ Americans and advocates for the criminalization of abortion, cheered today that Brett Kavanaugh was voted favorably out of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

In a press release distributed this afternoon, AFA President Tim Wildmon declared, “Brett Kavanaugh is a constitutional judge who will adhere to the original intent of our Founding Fathers.” Well, at least Wildmon is up front about his apparent desire for a return to an 18th Century view of the Constitution.

Wildmon, who charged earlier this week that Kavanaugh’s opponents “just make stuff up,” said in today’s press release,

Despite the sleazy tactics used against Judge Kavanaugh, he has weathered the storm. Should Judge Kavanaugh be confirmed by the full Senate, this will have a positive impact for generations to come. Issues important to the American Family Association, such as sanctity of life and religious freedom, are taking on an even greater importance in our culture, and how the Supreme Court rules in these matters will affect every American.

Bryan Fischer, a host on AFA’s radio network, said this week that Kavanaugh was being attacked by “Satan and the demons of hell” in “major league spiritual warfare.” Fischer’s understanding of the U.S. Constitution and First Amendment is that its religious freedom protections do not apply to Jews, Muslims or other non-Christians. He believes that Muslims “can and should be excluded from Congress” and that “being an active homosexual should disqualify you from public office.”

The American Family Association has been designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.