American Family Association Spreads Anti-Trans Hate with Pediatrician’s Help

I had the great displeasure of receiving an e-mail today from the American Family Association, a SPLC designated hate group that works, inter alia, not only to rob trans and all LGBTQI people of their rights, but also to demonize and ostracize, while propping up the rabid violence that results. It is this very type of promotion through the reflected media promo, as you read below, that serves this clear mission! And it is insidiously disguised as religious dicta… with Christianity weaponized to hurt and kill! Psychologically and physically… not to mention the smattering of medical expert defecating on that profession!

This from Tim Wildmon, an anti-LGBTQI hate mongering extremist:

Dear friend

It was late October when AFA released In His Image: Delighting in God’s Plan for Gender and Sexuality, our original, feature-length documentary from American Family Studios. Over these few weeks since its release, we are hearing from thousands who are finding the hope of the gospel presented in In His Image. More than 110,000 have registered to watch the movie with over 334,000 plays and 13,000 have financially partnered with AFA and will receive the 2-Disc DVD set, now being shipped over all 50 states and even to some in countries outside of the U.S. Lives are being transformed, and families who are desperate for truth are finding real hope.

With your financial gift in support of our mission, here is more of what you will receive in the video content of this 2-Disc DVD set.

DVD Disc 1 includes the full 1:43 (one hour and forty-three minutes) of the full-length film; the Sneak Peak Preview, including a behind-the-scenes look at why we made the film; the official trailer; information from ministries that help those struggling with sexual orientation and/or gender identity; and additional video resources from American Family Studios.

Lovely Sweater Tim

Disc 2 contains over 3 hours of bonus material, including deleted scenes, extended interviews, and biblical answers to commonly asked questions, such as, Should I attend a gay wedding? Should LGBTQ people be welcomed into the church? and What is conversion therapy? There are also several videos that dig deeper into the science of gender and sexuality, the history of sex change, gender education, and “transmania” culture. You won’t want to miss the extended testimonies of Stephen Black, Walt Heyer, Laura Perry, and Denise Shick –– who all appear in the film. You’ll hear how Denise reconnected with her father and how the Lord helped her forgive him for leaving their family years ago. There are also several videos that will help you gain a clear understanding of what the Bible says about our identity as male or female, and how false teachers are twisting Scripture in order to defend gay-affirming beliefs. The DVD set also includes a booklet with discussion questions that can be utilized in a small group or Sunday school class setting. We’ve provided a format in which the film can be broken into 5 sections and watched over several weeks. We pray this will spark conversations and encouragement as you and your small group watch and discuss the issues presented in this film.

Click on the video below for a 6-minute sampling from the bonus materials included on Disc 2. This brief clip features Denise Shick, Founder and Director of Hope 4 Families and Dr. Michelle Cretella, Executive Director of the American College of Pediatricians. Watch the video to hear each one sound a dire warning about the current and dangerous indoctrination of children –– as young as pre-school age –– about transgender ideology.


I hope that you will order your 2-Disc DVD set today. In order to receive your DVD in time for Christmas, order no later than Sunday, December 6. Your gift helps AFA share the redemptive hope of the gospel presented in In His Image.

Please pray with us that this film would have a massive impact in our nation and bring repentance, salvation, healing, and transformation to individuals who need it most. And help us spread the word by simply sharing this link on your social media channels (link to movie redacted)

Sincerely,Tim Wildmon, President
American Family Association


The Pediatric Doctor – From the Videos on the AFA page:
An example of the insidious lies presented in the Video as reflected in the email is the verbal spew from Pediatrician, Dr. Michelle Cretella, referring, inter alia, to “transgender ideology” – imagine your authentic gender identity being referred to ( to add insult to injury, by a doctor) as an ideology? The unprofessional spread of misinformation should result in this person losing her license – in my opinion… as she spews deadly misinformation. How can any professional of any worth associate with a hate group, in the first place!

The American Family Association (AFA) is a Christian fundamentalist 501(c)(3) organization based in the United States. It opposes LGBT rights and expression, pornography, and the right of choice (abortion). It also takes a position on a variety of other public policy goals. It was founded in 1977 by Donald Wildmon as the National Federation for Decency and is headquartered in Tupelo, Mississippi.  Part of the religious right, the AFA defined itself as “a Christian organization promoting the biblical ethic of decency in American society with primary emphasis on television and other media,” later switching their stated emphasis to “moral issues that impact the family.” It engages in activism efforts, including boycotts, buycotts, action alert emails, publications on the AFA’s web sites or in the AFA Journal, broadcasts on American Family Radio, and lobbying.

The organization is accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) and posted a 2011 budget of over $16 million. AFA owns 200 American Family Radio stations in 33 states, seven affiliate stations in seven states, and one affiliate TV station (KAZQ) in New Mexico.

The stated Mission of AFA: The mission of American Family Association is to inform, equip, and activate individuals and families to transform American culture and to give aid to the church, here and abroad, in its calling to fulfill the Great Commission.

Southern Poverty Law Center expands our understanding of AFA:

“The AFA has been extremely vocal over the years in its opposition to LGBT rights, marriage equality and allowing gay men and lesbians to serve in the military. The group’s arguments are filled with claims that equate homosexuality with pedophilia and argue that there’s a “homosexual agenda” afoot that is set to bring about the downfall of American (and ultimately, Western) civilization. In one October 2004 article, the AFA Journal suggested that gay influences are leading to a “grotesque culture” that will include “quick encounters in the middle school boys’ restroom.”

And further:

“In 2009, the AFA hired Bryan Fischer, the former executive director of the AFA-affiliated Idaho Values Alliance, as its director of issue analysis for government and public policy and as a radio host. Taking a page from Lively’s book, Fischer claimed on his radio show in May 2010 that Hitler chose homosexual soldiers as his elite officers because they were far more brutal and savage than heterosexual soldiers. In defense of that show, Fischer wrote that “homosexuality gave us Adolph Hitler, and homosexuals in the military gave us the Brown Shirts, the Nazi war machine and six million dead Jews.” He also called for criminalizing gay sex in a February 2010 blog post — because doing so would ensure that “controversies” over “gays in the military” and “gay indoctrination in the schools” would end. He has also advocated forcing gay people into ex-gay therapy, which supposedly can “cure” their condition, because homosexuality should be treated in the same way as intravenous drug use. “Both,” he told radio host Alan Colmes, “are equally dangerous and risky to human health.” By August 2010, the AFA had appended a disclaimer to Fischer’s posts, stating that his opinions are his own.”

Currently, the AFA is under the direction of Tim Wildmon, the son of Don Wildmon, who stepped down in 2010 after 33 years, citing health problems. Tim Wildmon continues the group’s long tradition of anti-gay and added anti-trans propagandizing and activism. Wildmon criticized Obama for including gay fathers in his 2010 Father’s Day proclamation, stating in a press release that it was the first time in history a president had used the day to “promote a radical homosexual agenda” and that he was putting the “twisted sexual desires of adults” ahead of children.

I would have a guess that Mr. Tim Wildmon is probably dealing with the internal wrestle of his own self-perceived demons. Time and time again we find those who devote their lives and careers to attacking people and their rights around sexuality and gender identity are those so deep in the closet to hide it. Anyone want to place some money on Timmie?

Here is a list of some such prominent extremists caught in the ACT so to speak:

  • Former U.S. Representative Mark Foley (FL), formerly in charge of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children
  • Former Republican Virginia state senator and United States representative Ed Schrock
  • Former Indiana state representative Phillip Hinkle
  • Former Senator Larry Craig (R-ID)
  • Conservative California State Senator Roy Ashburn
  • North Dakota State Representative Randy Boehning
  • Former Washington State Representative Richard Curtis
  • Former Florida State Representative Robert Allen
  • Former Alabama Attorney General Troy King
  • North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Steve Wiles
  • Former Republican Chairman of Pennsylvania’s Cumberland County commission, Bruce Barclay
  • Glenn Murphy Jr., former head of the Young Republicans and one of the (former) leading Republicans of Indiana
  • George Rekers, a man who helped start one of the most powerful anti-gay lobbying groups in the U.S. during the 80s
  • Georgia Pastor Eddie Long is a Baptist and famed televangelist
  • Pastor Ted Haggard of the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado

And many many more…

Ranker’s 16 here.

Included among the organizations working for Trans people and Trans Rights, USA nationally and globally are:

Transgender Legal and Defense Fund (TLDEF)
Transgender Law Center (TLC)
National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
Task Force

By Melanie Nathan

African Human Rights Coalition
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One thought on “American Family Association Spreads Anti-Trans Hate with Pediatrician’s Help

  1. For the benefit of true Christians. Christ never said a word against gays. He said to love thy neighbor and not to judge him. That means stop demeaning gays. Christ made it clear in the Gospels that the way to the Kingdom is to love thy God and to love thy neighbor, nothing said about one’s sexual orientation or gender identification. According to Christian doctrine we are all sinners and are all equal before God. Christ’s gift of salvation is not dependent upon whether one is gay or straight.

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