A Christian group calling itself the American Family Association (AFA) has claimed to identify over 200 groups across the United States in an "anti-Christian bigotry map" that highlighted which organizations were hostile to Christianity.
According to the statement issued on the map's website, the AFA called out prominent organizations such as Human Rights Campaign, Southern Poverty Law Center, GLSEN, and the Freedom From Religion Foundation as those "that openly display bigotry toward the Christian faith."
"These groups are deeply intolerant towards the Christian religion," AFA wrote. "Their objectives are to silence Christians and to remove all public displays of Christian heritage and faith in America."
The AFA used four different categories to describe the organizations: homosexual agenda, anti-Christian, atheist and humanist. The Christian group tried to explain how all the organizations listed on its map threatened "our nation's schools, cities and states."
"By threat of lawsuit, they demand prayer removed from schools and city council meetings, Ten Commandments monuments stricken from courthouses and memorial crosses purged from cemeteries and parks," AFA wrote.
AFA even alleged that "anti-Christian zealots" retaliated against those who expressed a Christian worldview.
"Some members or supporters of these groups have committed violent crimes against Christians and faith-based groups," AFA claimed. "Physical and profane verbal assaults against Christians are methods frequently exercised in their angry methods of intimidation."
The AFA argued that Human Rights Campaign was "the nation's largest homosexual organization in America."
"Part of HRC's driving agenda is legalizing homosexual marriage by judicial activism, bullying American corporations to embrace sexual perversion and encouraging lawsuits against Christian-owned businesses and states," AFA claimed.
The AFA accused the Southern Poverty Law Center of labeling Christian organizations as "hate groups," in particular those who supported the "Biblical definition of marriage."
"[SPLC] falsely disseminates this information to liberal news media and military and law enforcement training sessions," AFA claimed.
In its defense, Hayley Miller of Human Rights Watch pointed out a few errors within AFA's map.
"We will be not be able to meet at HRC's offices in North Dakota, Dallas and Austin that are included on the AFA's map, because they don't exist," Hayley wrote.
Hayley then pointed out various recent positions that the AFA took, which included surmising that God would punish the U.S. for being tolerant of LGBT people by sending ISIS to attack the nation.
"They also supported the passage of Uganda's deplorable anti-gay law, which calls for LGBT Ugandans or anyone 'promoting' homosexuality to be jailed - potentially for life," Hayley wrote in regards to the AFA. "They thought the Boy Scouts of America would be better off drowning in the sea than allowing LGBT Scouts and compared LGBT people to pedophiles and people who have sex with animals."
Hayley reported that SPLC has labelled the AFA as a "hate group" despite efforts to change its reputation. She also thanked the "discriminatory" AFA for compiling the information to HRC's benefit.
"With special thanks to the discriminatory AFA, HRC, as well as the rest of the LGBT community, will be able to find each other and unite as 'advocates for the legalization and promotion of same-sex marriage,'" Hayley wrote.