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American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property
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Reasoning: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Conspiracy, Anti-LGBT
Notes: The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP), or “The American TFP,” is a special campaign of The Foundation for a Christian Civilization, Inc. (“FCC”). It is one of a number of autonomous national TFPs which claims to form the world’s largest anti-communist and anti-socialist network of Catholic inspiration. Founded in 1973, it is one of many “Tradition, Family and Property” groups (TFPs) and like-minded organizations worldwide, all of which are inspired by the work of the Brazilian intellectual, politician and activist Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira.
In review, TFP is a Radical Traditionalist Catholic organization that is fiercely anti-abortion and anti-LGBT. They also view liberalism and socialism as evils that degrade society. The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property has been in cited in several articles from the Southern Poverty Law Center. According the SPLC, the TFP is a “virulently anti-LGBT group.” Overall, the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property is a Questionable source based on extreme right political bias, promotion of anti-left propaganda and being listed as a hate group. (D. Van Zandt 12/27/2017)
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