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Contact: Deborah Hamilton, Hamilton Strategies, 215.815.7716, 610.584.1096
January 29, 2014
American Family Association Points Out Real Message in President’s State of the Union Address

President Barack Obama attempted to create a few warm spots for America during a bitterly cold winter in his State of the Union address last night, but as he begins his sixth year in office, many aren’t convinced his policies are strengthening the country. In fact, American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net) says his leadership and outlook for 2014 is weakening the United States. 

The President focused on messages of hope but many Americans are worse off than they were five years ago, when Obama took office. 

“President Obama’s speech last night was just a tired rehash of liberal bromides that will continue to bog down American families with higher taxes, more government spending and more government programs,” said Bryan Fischer, AFA’s Director of Issue Analysis for Government and Public Policy. “Worse, the President showed no regard for the institution of natural marriage but instead continued his push to radically redefine it. And while he claims to have regard for the ‘dignity and equality of every human being,’ he only has regard for those human beings who are lucky enough to be born.” 

Added Tim Wildmon, President of AFA, “President Obama’s job approval ratings are abysmal. This is a good thing. It will make it that much harder for him to push his secular ‘progressive’ agenda. His golf outings are record-breaking for a president. This is also a good thing. Less time he can spend advancing his secular ‘progressive’ agenda. Now his administration is still taking on the Little Sisters of the Poor wanting to force them through Obamacare to violate their religious convictions. I believe there will be conservative gains in the fall elections that will also be a very good thing for our country.” 

The President relayed his intent for higher minimum wages and Congress’ responsibility to create jobs, adding “...across the country, we’re partnering with mayors, governors and state legislatures on issues from homelessness to marriage equality.” 

“The sad truth is that the state of our Union is not strong, but is rapidly deteriorating both economically and morally,” Fischer added. “And the President’s policies are largely to blame.” 

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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 in 1988. Today, AFA is one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country with more than one 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 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 that rally Christian activists to contact companies asking them to drop their advertising from objectionable TV shows. AFA websites average over 6 million unique visitors and 44 million hits per year. AFA uses all these means to communicate an outspoken, resolute, Christian voice throughout America. 

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