The anti-gay American Family Association might be booted out of a charity scheme in Connecticut

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One of the largest anti-LGBT organisations in America, the AFA maintains tax-exempt charitable status, meaning taxpayers effectively subsidise its frequent anti-LGBT boycotts and homophobic witch hunts.However, the group may be dropped from a state charity scheme in Connecticut, after concerns were flagged about its policies.The State of Connecticut Comptroller’s Office wrote to the AFA this week related to the Connecticut State Employee Campaign for Charitable Giving, which allows state employees to donate to charities through a payroll deduction.The letter warns: “All organisations must submit an anti-discrimination certificate each year as a condition of participating In the CSEC. However, despite certifying your compliance, there are several indications that the AFA may be violating these anti-discrimination prohibitions.The AFA’s participation in the scheme will be reviewed, the letter requests that the group clarify which of its many anti-LGBT boycotts and campaigns actually qualify as charitable action.

It also requests “documentation of your organisation’s stated policy of non-discrimination… affirming that the AFA does not discriminate or permit discrimination against any person or group of persons because of the individual’s race, color, religious creed, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, national origin, ancestry, or disability”, and proof of compliance with laws regarding equal employment opportunity.”In a furious message to supporters encouraging them to harass the state body, AFA President Tim Wildmon claimed he was being persecuted for “Christian beliefs”, though we’re unable to find the bit in the Bible that likens gay people to paedophiles.

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