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Contact: Deborah Hamilton, Hamilton Strategies, 215.815.7716, 610.584.1096,
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. 

Likewise, the U.S. Air Force is stripping the religious liberties of its airmen by giving in to repeated demands by the Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers. The most recent evidence is the removal of an inspirational painting from a base dining hall because it features a reference to Matthew 5:9. 

American Family Association is urging Americans to tell the Navy and the Air Force to stop creating a hostile anti-religious environment throughout the U.S. military. 

“We are asking Americans to contact U.S. Navy administrators and let them know how we feel about the protection of natural marriage,” said American Family Association president Tim Wildmon. “We also want Americans to suggest to the Air Force that Secretary Michael Donley be investigated for his anti-religious actions.” 

According to a recent report, eligibility requirements for Navy couples will change on August 31, 2013, and Navy staff will be ready to talk about how to offer same-sex partners benefits that will include Commissary and Exchange Privileges, access to Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), travel on Department of Defense aircraft, joint duty assignment for dual-military partners, access to legal assistance and family programs, leave of absences to attend partner emergencies, sexual assault counseling, transportation services, and disability and death compensation. 

Other evidence that shows the Air Force’s creation of an anti-religious environment include: 

  • An Air Force Base was ordered to remove a video tribute because it mentioned the word “God.” Watch the video here. 
  • The Air Force removed “Bible” from its list of items to be provided in Air Force-approved lodging facilities. This will almost certainly result in the eventual removal of Bibles themselves from Air Base hotels or any hotel that does business with the Air Force. 
  • The Air Force removed the word “God” from the logo of its Rapid Capabilities Office after receiving a threatening letter from MAAF. 
  • The Air Force Academy dropped its involvement with Operation Christmas Child after a single complaint from an atheist group. The Air Force apologized to the atheists and ordered chaplains to no longer use official mail to promote the charity. 

American Family Association also suggests that Americans contact their local members of Congress to voice their concerns about recent actions by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force. 

For more information on American Family Association, visit www.afa.net. 

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To interview a representative from American Family Association, contact Deborah Hamilton at dhamilton@hamiltonstrategies.com, 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096. 

American Family Association (AFA) a non-profit 501(c3) organization was founded in 1977 by Donald E. Wildmon, who was pastoring First United Methodist Church in Southaven, Mississippi, at the time.  Since 1977, AFA has been on the frontlines of America’s culture war. The original name of the ministry was National Federation for Decency but was changed to American Family Association (AFA) in 1988. 

Today, AFA is one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country with over two million online supporters and approximately 180,000 paid subscribers to the AFA Journal, the ministry's monthly magazine. In addition, AFA owns and operates nearly 200 radio stations across the country under the American Family Radio (AFR) banner. 

Other divisions of AFA include American Family Radio, the AFA Foundation and OneNewsNow.com, an online news provider that is syndicated around the world. AFA maintains activist web sites such as OneMillionMoms.com and OneMillionDads.com that rally Christian activists to contact companies asking them to drop their advertising from objectionable TV shows. AFA web sites average over 40 million hits and five million visitors each month. 

AFA uses all these means to communicate an outspoken, resolute, Christian voice throughout America.
 

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