We reported earlier today (story HERE) on how several dozen U.S. Army active duty and reserve troops were told last week that the American Family Association (AFA), a well-respected Christian ministry affiliated with the Illinois Family Institute, should be classified as a domestic hate group because the group advocates for traditional family values.
The briefing was held at Camp Shelby in Mississippi and listed the AFA alongside domestic hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis, the Black Panthers and the Nation of Islam.
The Pentagon admitted today that information used in an Army briefing that labeled the AFA as a domestic hate group was not acquired from official sources and does not reflect Army doctrine.
Meanwhile, the president of AFA says his organization may file a defamation lawsuit against the military.
“We are probably going to be taking legal action,” said Tim Wildmon, president of one of the nation’s most prominent Christian ministries. “The Army has smeared us. They’ve defamed the American Family Association.”
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