Home Depot Practices Reflect Change; American Family Association Suspends Three-Year Boycott
Three years ago, when American Family
Association (AFA, www.afa.net)
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. After all, Home Depot is a huge company, but AFA also
knew they had a lot of friends and supporters who would stand with them.
Today, Tim Wildmon, president of the
American Family Association, made this statement:
“I'm glad to report to you that
American Family Association is suspending the boycott of Home Depot. After
monitoring the company for several months, AFA is satisfied that the company
has withdrawn its major financial contributions to gay activist groups and
events. I truly believe this is a direct result of the involvement of our
supporters. In fact, more than 750,000 people signed the ‘Boycott Home Depot
Pledge’ and we commend those who took the time and made the effort to
demonstrate that they disagree with the normalization of homosexuality.
“Although Home Depot has made changes,
AFA will continue to monitor their behavior. We suspect Home Depot will
publicly deny having made changes, but their actions speak louder than words.
American Family Association will continue to challenge major U.S. companies to
remain neutral in the culture wars rather than to use their resources to
promote an anti-family agenda.”
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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 onlie 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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