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Press Releases for 2014



Release Date: July 28, 2014
Christian Coach and NBC Analyst Tony Dungy Latest Target of the ‘Thought Police’
American Family Association Says Intolerant ‘Progressive’ Community is Preaching Tolerance Again—As Long As All Are in Line with Their Agenda

 Former Super Bowl-winning coach and current NBC football analyst Tony Dungy became the latest target for the “Thought Police” last week, when he said he wouldn’t have drafted openly gay player Michael Sam because of the distractions it would cause for the team. 

 




Release Date: July 24, 2014
Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim Planning New Blasphemous Show Called ‘Black Jesus’
American Family Association and One Million Moms Says Depiction of Jesus Swearing, Using Violent Behavior is New Low

OneMillionMoms.com, an action-focused division of American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net), is urging Americans to contact the originators of new late night programming on the Cartoon Network that portrays Jesus as a foul-mouthed, violent man with a message of anything but love. 




Release Date: July 22, 2014
President Obama Signs Order Banning LGBT ‘Discrimination’ for Federal Contractors(2)
American Family Association Says President Made Mockery of God’s Word in Speech Leading Up to Signing of Executive Order

 Yesterday, President Barack Obama signed an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating from the LGBT community in their hiring and firing. 

 




Release Date: July 21, 2014
Less than 3 Percent of Population Homosexual, Says New CDC Study
American Family Association Says Efforts to Normalize Unhealthy Behavior Is Pushed by Extremely Small Population

 Even though the American public thinks the figure is much higher, less than 3 percent of the U.S. population identify themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual, according to the first large-scale government survey measuring Americans’ sexual orientation, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 




Release Date: July 18, 2014
‘Summer Snow’ Film Premieres July 25
Writers-Directors Jeremy White and Kendra White Bring their Dream to the Screen with American Family Studios Release

July 25 will be a big day for one faithful, dedicated and hard-working brother-and-sister team, when “Summer Snow” co-writers/directors Jeremy White and Kendra White will see their dream realized as their movie hits the big screen. 

 




Release Date: June 30, 2014
Supreme Court Affirms Nation’s Commitment to Religious Liberty
Independence Law Center hails victory for Lancaster company Conestoga Wood Specialties in abortifacient mandate case

 Today the United States Supreme Court affirmed our nation’s historic understanding of religious liberty by providing an exception to the abortifacient mandate that had been handed down by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of the Affordable Care Act.




Release Date: June 30, 2014
Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision Is a Victory for Christian Businesses Owners
American Family Association Says Today’s Court Decision Will Protect the Religious Liberties of Christians Engaged in Commerce

Today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., is a victory for Christian business owners, who will now be protected from unconstitutional government mandates forcing them to compromise their religious convictions in their business practices and policies.

 




Release Date: June 24, 2014
President Obama Signs Order Banning LGBT ‘Discrimination’ for Federal Contractors
American Family Association Says President Made Mockery of God’s Word in Speech Leading Up to Signing of Executive Order

 Today, President Barack Obama signed an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating from the LGBT community in their hiring and firing.

 




Release Date: June 09, 2014
Colorado Baker Ordered to Undergo Sensitivity Training for Marriage Views
American Family Association Says ‘Sensitivity Training’ Violates Religious Freedom, Eerily Similar to Communist States

 The head of a Colorado family-owned bakery has been ordered to undergo sensitivity training for declining to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple, as well as ordered to make cakes for same-sex weddings—even though same-sex marriage goes against his religious beliefs and isn’t even legal in Colorado. 




Release Date: June 10, 2014
Hate-Driven Vandalism Targets Hobby Lobby
American Family Association Says Abortion-Themed Vandalism Is Attack on Faith-Based Business as Court Decision Looms

 Controversial pro-abortion propaganda artist Ron English recently posted a video on his web site depicting a sacrilegious act of vandalism at a New York Hobby Lobby store. 

 




Release Date: May 19, 2014
MAY: NATIONAL MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH
Pentagon Considering Whether to Move Transgendered Soldier to Civilian Prison

American Family Association Says Manning Case is a Distraction to Soldiers Fighting for Country and a Misuse of Taxpayer Dollars




Release Date: April 28, 2014
American Family Association Says Truth About Gosnell’s Murderous House of Horrors Should be Told on the Big Screen
Filmmakers’ Goal: Expose Abortionist Kermit Gosnell and Raise Funds for Movie

 Three filmmakers want to tell the true story of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who is serving three life sentences for killing live-born babies in his Philadelphia clinic—and they’re turning to the American public for help. 

 




Release Date: April 24, 2014
Lesbian Threesome Expecting First Child
American Family Association Says Severe Breakdown of Family will Have a Dangerous Impact on America

 Three Massachusetts lesbians who claim they are married to each other in a trio setting are now expecting a child together.




Release Date: April 22, 2014
U.S. Postal Service to Unveil Stamp Honoring Known Sexual Predator
American Family Association Denounces Decision to Praise Known Pederast Harvey Milk

 Countless American heroes have been featured on U.S. postage stamps, from presidents, suffragists and abolitionists to inspiring sports stars and groundbreaking artists and musicians. 

 




Release Date: April 21, 2014
Nation’s Capital Pushing for Transgender Bathrooms
American Family Association Says Catering to LGBTQ Demands Strains Business Owners

Businesses may have to make more adjustments for the LGBTQ community, as those with single-stall bathrooms in Washington, D.C., will soon be subject to fines if their bathroom design and signage doesn’t accommodate the transgendered community.

 




Release Date: April 14, 2014
Leading Pro-Gay Advocates Denounce Mozilla CEO Forced Exit
American Family Association Calls Attention to Liberal, Lesbian and Gay Commentators Who Say Mozilla Was Wrong

 In 2008, Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich made a $1,000 contribution to support Proposition 8 in California, which made same-sex marriage in the state illegal. More than five years later, that move cost Eich his job. 

 




Release Date: April 10, 2014
21 Groups Sign Letter Calling Air Force Academy to Account for Religious Liberty Violations
American Family Association Part of Coalition Urging Corrective Action

 American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net) President Tim Wildmon was one of 21 representatives who signed a letter last week to U.S. Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson, outlining an egregious violation of religious liberty within the walls of the Academy and urging corrective action




Release Date: April 08, 2014
American Family Association Warns Parents about ‘Day of Silence,’ Set for April 11
AFA to Parents: Don’t Let Children Become Pawns for Leftist Social and Political Action

"Quiet time” at school will take on a new meaning on April 11, as the “Day of Silence,” sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), fast approaches.




Release Date: April 07, 2014
Supreme Court Denies Appeal from Photographers Who Declined to Participate in Same-Sex Ceremony
American Family Association Says Court Has Become Chief Threat to Constitution

 The United States Supreme Court today announced it would not hear an appeal from New Mexico photographers who were fined by the state after opting not to photograph a same-sex ‘marriage’ ceremony. 




Release Date: April 07, 2014
Senate Set to Vote on Nomination of Radical Michelle T. Friedland for 9th Circuit Judge
American Family Association Says Friedland Disregards Constitution, Will Trample Religious Liberties

Senators may soon vote on confirming presidential judicial nominee Michelle T. Friedland, a liberal San Francisco attorney and radical activist who has voiced her disdain for the Constitution and her views against religious liberty and traditional marriage. 

 




Release Date: April 03, 2014
Religious Freedom Bill Passes in Mississippi
American Family Association Says Bill Is Needed in Light of Assault on Religious Freedom

Mississippi legislators yesterday decisively passed a religious freedom bill that could allow state residents to sue over laws they say place a substantial burden on their religious practices. 

 




Release Date: April 01, 2014
U.S. Air Force Removes Bible from POW/MIA Display in Florida
American Family Association Says Anti-Christian Attacks Are Insult to Troops, Families

Officials have made a point of claiming that there is no war on religious liberty in the U.S. Air Force. If that’s true, why do Bibles and Bible verses seem to be disappearing from that branch of the military? 

 




Release Date: April 01, 2014
American Family Association Asks Why Obamacare Exempts Countless Companies and Unions, but Not Christian Businesses
New Poll on AFA News Service OneNewsNow.com Calls for Americans to Give Their Opinion on This Timely Topic

Oral arguments in two landmark cases surrounding religious liberties in America, especially as they relate to the freedoms of Christian business owners, began a week ago in the U.S. Supreme Court. 

 




Release Date: March 31, 2014
FBI Removes Link to Southern Law Poverty Center Page as Source for ‘Hate Group’ Info
American Family Association Says Severing of SPLC Ties by Federal Agencies Is Long Overdue

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is no longer linking to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) web site from parts of the hate crimes section of FBI.gov. The controversial group was formerly linked as a resource and partner.

 




Release Date: March 27, 2014
World Vision Reverses Decision to Hire Employees in ‘Same-Sex’ Marriages
American Family Association Says Decision is Proof That Culture Wars Are Being Waged Both in and out of Churches

 Just two days after World Vision made the controversial announcement that it would open its hiring to gay Christians in legal same-sex marriages, the worldwide Christian charity reversed the decision after widespread backlash. 

 




Release Date: March 24, 2014
Why Is Mikey Weinstein So Influential Over U.S. Air Force?
American Family Association Asks Why Air Force Academy Caves into Weinstein’s Frequent Demands in a Matter of Hours

The U.S. Air Force Academy came under fire last week when a cadet was asked to remove a Bible verse from the personal whiteboard outside his door, sparking a debate about religious liberties in today’s military.




Release Date: March 21, 2014
American Family Association Says ‘God’s Not Dead’ Film Great for Families, Church Groups
Major Motion Picture Opening in 600 Theaters Today

American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net) has a family-friendly suggestion for all members of the household this weekend—and an entertainment idea for conversation-creating date nights and church small groups.

 




Release Date: March 19, 2014
Panel Finds ‘No Compelling Reason’ to Exclude Transgendered Soldiers from Military
American Family Association Questions Study’s Findings, Says Lifting Transgender Ban Would Create Confusion and Strife in Armed Forces

 A five-member panel is urging the Obama Administration to lift a current ban and allow transgendered soldiers to serve in the U.S. armed forces.




Release Date: March 17, 2014
Atheist Group Attempts to Silence Christian Police Chief
American Family Association Challenges Group’s Skewing of Constitution in Effort to Stifle Religious Liberty

American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net)today denounced the anti-Christian Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) for demanding that a Birmingham, Alabama police chief refrain from practicing his faith in the public arena.   

 




Release Date: March 11, 2014
New IRS Regulations Threaten Freedom of Speech Rights for American Family Association
Former IRS Official Lois Lerner Pleads the Fifth During Hearing About IRS Targeting of Conservative Groups

A government committee hearing turned tense last week when former IRS official Lois Lerner pleaded the Fifth Amendment while on the stand at a hearing to investigate whether the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has targeted conservative groups.

 




Release Date: March 13, 2014
Air Force Academy Removes Bible Verse from Board Outside Cadet’s Room
American Family Association Urges Christians to Contact the Air Force Academy to Stand Up for Cadet’s Religious Liberties

 The Air Force Academy has removed a Bible verse written on a cadet’s whiteboard after it determined the posting had offended other cadets, according to a story by FoxNews’ Todd Starnes. 

 




Release Date: March 03, 2014
American Family Association Part of Family Research Council’s ‘True Blue’ Awards
AFA and FRC Honor 143 Representatives and 10 Senators for a 100 Percent Voting Score on Abortion, Family and Religious Issues

American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net) President, Tim Wildmon was in Washington, D.C., last week to help present the Family Research Council’s “True Blue” Awards to 143 Representatives and 10 Senators for their unwavering commitment and consistent support in defense of life and the family. 

 




Release Date: January 03, 2014
Beyoncé Disgraces Last Supper Image by Posing in Front of Jesus Christ
American Family Association Says Beyoncé’s Instagram Photo is Disrespectful and Blasphemous

Pop singer Beyoncé is in hot water again after posting an Instagram photo of herself posed in front of a replica of Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” painting, with her body covering the image of Jesus Christ. 

 




Release Date: January 07, 2014
AFA: Veterans Affairs Censors Christmas for Patients in VA Hospitals
American Family Association Says the Move Stomps on the Religious Liberties Veterans Fought to Protect

American Family Association(www.afa.net) recently learned of an alarming trend of anti-Christian censorship that took place just before Christmas in Veterans Affairs hospitals throughout the country, depriving veterans of the Christmas spirit, all in the name of “political correctness.” 


Release Date: January 13, 2014
Obama Administration Moves to Silence Groups’ Voter Guides for Election Time
American Family Association Encourages Citizens to Take Action by Calling U.S. Representatives About New IRS Rules

 The Internal Revenue Service is proposing regulations that will give the tax agency authority to restrict American Family Association(AFA, www.afa.net) and other groups from releasing voter guides and other election information that provides valuable decision-making details for voters. 

 




Release Date: January 16, 2014
Open Season on Pro-lifers: Assault in Oklahoma Ignored by Authorities
American Family Association Breaks News of an Attack Outside Norman, Okla., Abortion Clinic; Victims Say Police Did Not Help

American Family Association was the first to break news nationally about an assault on pro-life supporters in Norman, Okla.—an assault that was ignored by authorities 

 




Release Date: January 20, 2014
American Family Association: U.S. Has the Most Pro-Abortion President in History
41 Years After Roe v. Wade, It’s Time to Extend Civil Rights to the Tiniest of Americans

As the country reflects on 41 years since the landmark Supreme Court case, Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in the U.S., the one-million-constituent-strong American Family Association says the four-decades-old law needs to be revisited, and Americans’ votes must speak up for those who can’t. 


Release Date: January 27, 2014
Pentagon Passes Policy to Allow Soldiers to Request Wearing Turbans, Scarves and Other Religious Clothing While in Uniform
American Family Association Says Christians in Military Should be Protected in Same Way

In an unconventional move last week, the Pentagon approved a new policy that will allow soldiers greater latitude to wear turbans, head scarves, yarmulkes and other religious clothing with their uniforms, as well as seek prayer time or engage in religious practices while serving in branches of the U.S. military.

 




Release Date: January 29, 2014
American Family Association Points Out Real Message in President’s State of the Union Address


President Barack Obama attempted to create a few warm spots for America during a bitterly cold winter in his State of the Union address last night, but as he begins his sixth year in office, many aren’t convinced his policies are strengthening the country.



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