Mississippi’s Dishonor Roll
Did you know that the American Family Association (AFA), a Tupelo, Mississippi-based organization, donated a half million ($500,000) in support of California’s anti-gay constitutional amendment Prop 8? Not only did they donate $500,000, they were the 8th highest donor/supporter of the proposition.
In addition to the massive donation, the AFA sold fear-mongering DVDs and stickers in both English and Spanish.
This is not the AFA’s first time to be heavily involved in anti-gay legislation and constitutional amendments. If you’re a Mississippian, you may remember their presence in our own 2004 constitutional amendment banning marriage between same-sex partners. The profitable non-profit organization was also behind the scenes when Mississippi banned same-sex partners and unmarried, heterosexuals from adopting children.
With the AFA working in our own backyard working aggressively to make the LGBT community second-class citizens, it is important that we and our allies make our voices heard.
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