Donald Wildmon, founder of the AFA, has a vested interest in lying about the LGBT community; without demonization as a source of his fear-based fundraising, much of his own income would evaporate. One of his favorite tactics is to portray non-straight Americans as economic elitists, creating envy and jealousy among those who don’t know better, despite reliable surveys that show no wide disparity between people of different sexual orientations.
Wildmon claims that “the average homosexual makes four times more than I do,” but MediaMatters shows that, once again, the facts aren’t on his side. (Are they ever?) Wildmon was paid over $97,000 by the AFA in 2004, not including over $13,000 in benefits. If he were correct in his comparison, that would put the income of the “average homosexual” at nearly $400,000 per year.
On what planet does Wildmon live?