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Press Releases for 2013

Release Date: December 02, 2013
AFA Calls for Boycott of Radio Shack and Its ‘Holiday’ Deals, ‘Holiday’ Kickoff and ‘Holiday’ Gift Guide
American Family Association Boycotts Radio Shack for Censoring the Word ‘Christmas’

 The American Family Association, (AFA, is calling on their nationwide supporters and others around the U.S. to boycott Radio Shack because they have eliminated the words that portray the reason for the season and have degraded Christmas in their stores by making the celebration of Christ’s birth a generic, bland and unholy imposter of the true meaning of Christmas. 


Release Date: December 16, 2013
AFA Encourages Shoppers to Keep Calling Radio Shack as Christmas Nears
American Family Association Hearing from Radio Shack Store Owners – Angry that Corporate Omits ‘Christmas’

American Family Association is hearing from Radio Shack store owners who are angry about the stubbornness of Radio Shack at the corporate level this Christmas.

Release Date: December 23, 2013
Merry Christmas! A&E: No Negotiation…We’re Doing the Show
AFA Encourages Duck Dynasty Fans to Keep Up Efforts; Fan Contact and Pressure Helping A&E Make Decisions to Resolve Phil Robertson Hiatus

According to an article from the UK’s Mail Online news and Entertainment Weekly, a source says Phil Robertson will appear in new Duck Dynasty episodes set for January and claims that the A&E network has no plans to fire the reality show star over his recent comments about homosexuality and sexual sin in America. 

Release Date: October 30, 2013
American Psychiatric Association Now Classifies Pedophilia as Sexual Orientation Vs. Disorder
American Family Association Issues Statement in Response to APA’s Staggering Announcement

CORRECTION: A previous statement issued today referred to the American Psychological Association regarding the following subject matter.  The correct organization is the American Psychiatric Association. 


Release Date: October 24, 2013
American Family Association: Why Won’t The Army Tell Us The Truth?
AFA Says That Ultimatums Being Given To Soldiers Re: AFA Are Anti-Christian, Insidious and Systemic

Soldiers attending a pre-deployment briefing at Fort Hood say they were told that evangelical Christians and members of the Tea Party were a threat to the nation and that any soldier donating to those groups would be subjected to punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. 

Release Date: October 17, 2013
U.S. Army Admits Wrong-Doing in Calling AFA ‘Hate Group;’ AFA Not Satisfied – Trainings Not Isolated to One Incident
American Family Association and Liberty Institute Issued Freedom of Information Act Letter to Army Seeking Answers to Questions Re: Defamation of AFA

In an attempt to appease the American Family Association, the U.S. Army has admitted it was wrong to use false information in a recent training module that named AFA as a "domestic hate group." 

Release Date: October 08, 2013
The SPLC’s Shameless Attack on AFA and the Values Voter Summit

This statement by Tim Wildmon, President of the American Family Association, is being issued in response to a press release that the Southern Poverty Law Center has distributed to media saying that members of Congress should not speak at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. this week due to the “extremism” of the American Family Association and Family Research Council: 

Release Date: October 03, 2013
American Family Association Outraged That Veterans Were Turned Away From WWII Memorial by Obama Administration

President Obama is making history again:  Never before have memorials and monuments been closed during a government shutdown, yet the president ordered the National Park Service to close the World War II War Memorial on Tuesday. 

Release Date: September 27, 2013
American Family Association: “We commend Barilla for its stand”

Guido Barilla, who leads the world’s largest pasta maker, has angered homosexual activists by declaring that he will only portray the “classic family” in company advertisements. 

Release Date: September 16, 2013
American Family Association Challenges Pentagon Officials to Uphold Religious Freedom
American Family Association Issues Stern Warning; Department of Defense Must Protect First Amendment Rights

The American Family Association(AFA, participated in high level meetings at the Pentagon four days ago, for a frank discussion on the loss of religious freedom by Christians in the Air Force and the Defense Department in general. 


Release Date: September 16, 2013
American Family Association to 2.5 Million Constituents: Flood Capitol Switchboard with Defund ObamaCare Calls
Call Congressman TODAY and Urge to Co-sponsor Rep. Graves’ Defund ObamaCare Bill, H.J.RES. 62

The American Family Association is calling on all of their 2.5 million constituents to call their U.S. representatives today to urge them to co-sponsor H.J.RES. 62, an appropriations bill that does not contain any discretionary or mandatory funding for ObamaCare, also known as the “Affordable Care Act.” 


Release Date: September 11, 2013
American Family Association Comments on Firing of Craig James by Fox Sports

American Family Association president, Tim Wildmon, issued this statement today on the firing of Craig James by Fox Sports: 


Release Date: September 09, 2013
Home Depot Practices Reflect Change; American Family Association Suspends Three-Year Boycott

 .— Three years ago, when American Family Association (AFA,  called for a boycott of Home Depot because of the home improvement company’s support of homosexual activist groups, they knew they were taking on a huge task 

Release Date: August 29, 2013
Christian Ministry Feeding Homeless; Threatened by Police with Jail Time
Christians Criticized for Not Caring for Poor Now Threatened With Arrest for Feeding Homeless

American Family Association (AFA, has a question for the Raleigh N.C. Police Department:  Why would you prohibit a Christian ministry from feeding the homeless? 


Release Date: August 19, 2013
AFA President Tim Wildmon to Supporters: Call Congressmen to Stop Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood - $4 BILLION in Total Taxpayer Funding Over 10 Years; $12 Million Fraudulently Used
American Family Association Calls for More Aggressive Congressional Investigation into Planned Parenthood Medicaid Fraud

American Family Association (AFA,  is calling for over 2 million of its supportersto contact their congressmen at the Capitol Switchboard: (202) 224-3121 to stop using taxpayer dollars to fund Planned Parenthood and its affiliates around the country after the abortion giant settled a court case that alleged it was deeply involved in Medicaid fraud—to the tune of millions of dollars. 

Release Date: August 15, 2013
American Family Association Calls for Immediate Resignation of Commissioner Brad Avakian in Oregon

According to The Oregonian, a Christian-run bakery in Oregon, Sweet Cakes by Melissa, is now under fire from the state’s labor commission for making a conscience-driven decision not to participate in a lesbian wedding ceremony. 

Release Date: August 13, 2013
American Family Association Applauds Lawmakers for Signing to Defund Obamacare
AFA President Tim Wildmon Says Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Marsha Blackburn Are Taking a Stand for America by Standing Against Flawed Health Care Plan

 American Family Association is applauding the efforts of lawmakers who recently voiced their support to defund the flawed Obamacare plan.

Release Date: August 08, 2013
American Family Association Asks Air Force: Will You Protect Military Religious Liberties?
AFA President Tim Wildmon Asks Hagel and Fanning for Meeting; Air Force and Pentagon Already Met with Atheist Group ‘Military Religious Freedom Foundation’

American Family Association (AFA, has requested a meeting with the U.S. Air Force to discuss recent policies and practices that have stripped military personnel of their religious liberties, and to present a vital perspective on this issue. 


Release Date: August 06, 2013
American Family Association Asks Air Force for Meeting to Discuss Religious Liberties
AFA President Tim Wildmon Wants to Address Religious Freedoms Being Stripped Away from Military Personnel

American Family Association (AFA,  has asked Family Research Council, to join with them to request a meeting with the U.S. Air Force to discuss recent policies and practices that have stripped military personnel of their religious liberties, and to present a vital perspective on this issue.

Release Date: July 22, 2013
‘Marriage Equality’ Fight Pushes Country Down Slippery Slope of Polygamy, Incest
‘Marriage Equality’ Fight Pushes Country Down Slippery Slope of Polygamy, Incest

 The homosexual lobby claims that the majority of Americans favor same-sex marriage, and that marriage should be only about love. 

Release Date: July 17, 2013
Homosexual Lobbying Groups Call for ‘Marriage Equality’ in the South – American Family Association Says They Already Have It
AFA Points Out: Homosexuals Have Same Marriage Rights as Everyone Else and Democratic Process Should be Respected

The Human Rights Campaign, in conjunction with the ACLU, Mississippi Center for Justice, Southern Poverty Law Center, William Winter Institute, and Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition, made a tour throughout Mississippi last week to further their desire for what they have termed “marriage equality” in the state. 


Release Date: July 15, 2013
ENDA Furthers Homosexual Lobby; AFA Points Out Harmful Effects
American Family Association Says Employment Nondiscrimination Act Demonstrates One More Advancement of Homosexual Agenda Trouncing Over Time-Honored Values

The gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgendered and queer agenda was pushed a step further last week, after a Senate panel approved a bill that would prohibit employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity for any reason. 

Release Date: July 11, 2013
AFA Asks Citizens to Act on Proposed Federal Marriage Protection Amendment
Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp Introduces Resolution; Americans Can Encourage Representatives to Co-Sponsor

The traditional definition of marriage has certainly taken a hit over the past few weeks, but there is hope as a federal Marriage Protection Amendment defining marriage in American as between one man and one woman is in the works. 

Release Date: July 02, 2013
Michigan Judge Follows SCOTUS Ruling and Blocks State’s DOMA
American Family Association Says Federal Overreach into State DOMAs Goes Against Last Week’s Ruling

Just two days after the Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal judge in Michigan temporarily blocked a state law banning public employers from providing health care benefits for gay couples. 

Release Date: June 26, 2013
Supreme Court Reverses Prop 8, Overturns DOMA
American Family Association Says Christians Must Now Focus on Protecting Religious Freedoms

The Supreme Court of the United States today announced its decision to reverse the voter-approved Proposition 8 in California, making it legal for same-sex couples to wed in the state.

Release Date: June 25, 2013
Victory for Life: American Family Association Thanks Congressmen in U.S. House of Representatives Who Voted for Protecting Unborn Babies Through Passage of ‘Pain-Capable’ Act

The U.S. House of Representatives spoke up for unborn babies last week with the passing of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) that will protect babies from abortion after 20 weeks. 

Release Date: June 20, 2013
AFA Available for Comment on DOMA, Prop 8 to Represent Voice of Millions of Conservative Christian Americans

 Spokespersons from the American Family Association (AFA, will be immediately available for comment upon the announcement of The Supreme Court of the United States'  decision to either uphold or overturn the voter-approved Proposition 8 in California.

Release Date: June 17, 2013
U.S. Navy Catering to Homosexuals Through Partner Benefits, While Air Force Creates Anti-Religious Environment
American Family Association Urges Americans to Tell US Military What They Think of ‘Policies’

The U.S. Navy is embarking on a new mission—to train its personnel on how to provide military benefits to same-sex domestic partners, paid by American taxpayers. 


Release Date: May 13, 2013
Abortion Doctor Gosnell Guilty of Murder
American Family Association Applauds Verdict as a Victory for Women and Unborn Children

Making perhaps the biggest headlines in abortion news since Roe v. Wade in 1973, abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell was found guilty today of three counts of first degree murder. 

Release Date: May 01, 2013
American Family Association Says the Time is Now for Southern Poverty Law Center’s ‘Hate Group’ Labeling to Cease
Self-Proclaimed “Anti-Hate” SPLC Unwittingly Encouraged Floyd Corkins’ Shooting Spree; Sentencing Set for July 15

The Weekly Standard recently featured an article delving into the background and funding of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), whose donors, according to president Richard Cohen, are “aging Northern-state ‘1960s liberals’ who continue to associate ‘Southern’ and ‘poverty’ with lynchings, white-hooded Klansmen, and sitting at the back of the bus.”

Release Date: April 22, 2013
Defense Secretary Hagel Questioned Re: Treatment of Christians in Military on Heels of Email Labeling AFA ‘Domestic Hate Group’
American Family Association, Conservative Groups and Legislators Expect Apology from U.S. Army

On the heels of an email sent out by Army officer, Lt. Col. Jack Rich to subordinates that labeled the American Family Association( the Family Research Council as “domestic hate groups,” and which warned those in the military to monitor soldiers who might be supportive of the organizations largely because of their opposition to homosexual marriage, 


Release Date: March 19, 2013
AFA Seeks Preliminary Injunction Against HHS Mandate
Nonprofit Ministry Forced To Choose Between Following Its Religious Convictions, Defying HHS Mandate And Subjecting Itself To Major Fines

Today, Liberty Institute and the Center for Religious Expression on behalf of their client, American Family Association (AFA), filed a motion and brief for a preliminary injunction against the federal government’s HHS Mandate, aka Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, Aberdeen Division. 

Release Date: March 18, 2013
AFA Prayer Alert: Marriage is at Risk at Supreme Court
AFA Calls on All Christians in America to Pray for Marriage



Deborah Hamilton, Hamilton Strategies, 215.815.7716, 610.584.1096,; Karyn Price, 215.858.1184, 610.584.1096, 


As the Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments for California’s Proposition 8 on March 26 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on March 27, the American Family Association, the nation’s leading organization on the frontlines of America’s culture war, calls all Christians to fervent prayer, as God-ordained marriage hangs in the balance.  


Release Date: March 15, 2013
AFA States: Implementation of Obamacare Makes Strengthening Our Economy Impossible
Repealing Obamacare will Help Get America Back on Track


Deborah Hamilton, Hamilton Strategies, 215.815.7716, 610.584.1096,; Karyn Price, 215.858.1184, 610.584.1096 

As politicians, economists and Americans-at-large debate the pros and cons of a national health care system,

Release Date: March 14, 2013
STILL STANDING: American Family Association Continues to Stand for Traditional Marriage and Family, as Others Cave on Same-Sex Marriage Stance
AFA Asks Why SCOTUS is Re-Evaluating Issues Already Decided Upon by Voters

Philadelphia,PA—The month of March will be a crucial time for the definition of traditional marriage and family in America, as the Supreme Court of the United States will hear arguments about Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act. 


Release Date: March 05, 2013
Sears and JCPenney Pull Advertising from ‘Saturday Night Live’ After Request from AFA
Late-Night Show Mocked Jesus Christ and AFA Urged Christians to Contact Sears, JCP to Stop Supporting Shows that Attack Faith

 – Last week, it was one retail giant down, one to go.  This week, two of the largest and oldest retailers in the United States have both responded to American Family Association (AFA) by pulling their advertising from NBC’s show, “Saturday Night Live” (SNL). 


Release Date: February 20, 2013
AFA must win lawsuit or become an abortion drug pusher

 Today American Family Association ( ) sued Kathleen Sebelius and other federal government entities for violating its religious liberty.

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