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September 9, 2013
Home Depot Practices Reflect Change; American Family Association Suspends Three-Year Boycott

 Three years ago, when American Family Association (AFA,  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 After monitoring the company for several months, AFA is satisfied that the company has withdrawn its major financial contributions to gay activist groups and events.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, an onlie news provider that is syndicated around the world. AFA maintains activist web sites such as and 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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