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September 15, 2010
Wildmon’s pro-family work wins honor
 Donald E. Wildmon, AFA founder and chairman emeritus, will be honored Saturday evening at the Faith, Family and Freedom Gala Dinner in Washington, D.C. and receive the fourth annual James C. Dobson Vision and Leadership Award.  He has been named recipient of the award for his decades of work to strengthen families and restore the nation to its Judeo-Christian moral foundation. The dinner is a part of the Values Voter Summit, an annual gathering of luminaries, leaders and activists in the pro-family movement.  

Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, Prison Fellowship founder and culture analyst Charles Colson, and Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly are previous recipients of the honor.

“I am deeply honored and humbled,” Wildmon said.  “In this battle for our nation’s soul, there are countless leaders and millions of foot soldiers who deserve such honors more than I do.”  

Wildmon founded AFA in 1977 and has led it to a place of prominence among citizen activist groups on the national scene. He also founded the Arlington Group, the nation’s largest pro-family coalition with more than 50 pro-family groups now participating.

“I have simply tried to go where God called me,” Wildmon said, “and He has blessed me immeasurably along the way.”

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