Mississippi lawmakers come to defense of the American Family Association

As reported by OneNewsNow, during a recent Army briefing at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, soldiers were told that the Tupelo-based American Family Association is a “domestic hate group” because it advocates for traditional family values.

The briefing listed AFA alongside groups like the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis, the Black Panthers, and the Nation of Islam. The Army initially described the briefing as an isolated incident, but following a similar report out of Fort Hood, Texas, the Army ordered all related training briefings be halted.

Congressman Steven Palazzo represents Mississippi’s Fourth District, where Camp Shelby is located. He has sent a letter to Army Secretary John McHugh signed by fellow Mississippi Representatives Greg Harper and Alan Nunnellee, as well as Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker.

“I do believe there’s an agenda out to make America secular and to ridicule and demagogue great groups such as AFA, which is all about the family, all about Christian principles,” said the congressman. “So we’re not going to stand idly by and allow … the Army or other groups to attack such a great organization.” The Mississippi native said voters need to understand that elections have consequences. ” … Basically I don’t believe [President Obama] shares the same Christian faith that we do because he’s allowing his minions his political appointees to do this,” he comments. “I mean he’s repealed ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ in the military. It was a policy that was working.”

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