Reasoning: Propaganda, Conspiracy, Anti-LGBT
Bias Rating: EXTREME RIGHT
Factual Reporting: LOW
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
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 several 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.
Funded by / Ownership
The American TFP is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity funded through donations.
Analysis / Bias
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 cited in several Southern Poverty Law Center articles. According to the SPLC, the TFP is a “virulently anti-LGBT group.”
Editorially, they support the far Christian Right, with very questionable stories and support for former President Trump. For example, in the following article, they claim that witches are casting a spell on former President Trump: Pray to Our Lord Jesus to break the witches “binding spell” against Trump. In general, TFP is a far-right hate group that publishes false and misleading information.
Failed Fact Checks
- “Every citizen is entitled to the freedom of speech, but no one should have the right to use government funds or institutions to portray acts that are morally reprehensible to the vast majority of Americans.” – Mostly False
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) Updated (11/03/2023)
Last Updated on November 3, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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