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Press Releases for March 2014



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. 

 





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