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Contact: Deborah Hamilton, Hamilton Strategies, 215.815.7716
September 11, 2013
American Family Association Comments on Firing of Craig James by Fox Sports

 .— American Family Association president, Tim Wildmon, issued this statement today on the firing of Craig James by Fox Sports: 

“The firing of Craig James illustrates the sad reality that the real bigotry and intolerance in our culture is coming, not from Christians, but from the aggressive homosexual lobby. The values that got Mr. James fired - that sexual expression is a choice, that marriage is a sacred institution, and that we are all accountable to God - are values that the Founders shared, the values on which this nation was built. For that to be a fireable offense today is an appalling indication of how far we, as a nation, have drifted from our moorings. The truth is that once again the very people who claim they are paragons of tolerance have proven to be the most intolerant bullies and bigots on the block.” 

Craig James, a former quarterback, ran for U.S. Senate last year and during his campaign made conservative statements reflecting his values.  After one day at Fox Sports he was fired for his previous statements. 

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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 online 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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