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March 3, 2014
American Family Association Part of Family Research Council’s ‘True Blue’ Awards
AFA and FRC Honor 143 Representatives and 10 Senators for a 100 Percent Voting Score on Abortion, Family and Religious Issues

American Family Association (AFA, President, Tim Wildmon was in Washington, D.C., last week to help present the Family Research Council’s “True Blue” Awards to 143 Representatives and 10 Senators for their unwavering commitment and consistent support in defense of life and the family. 

The lawmakers were honored with the award for the first session of the 113th Congress for scoring a perfect 100 percent on their voting records regarding pressing issues such as abortion, religious liberties and health care funding. The honored members of Congress have exhibited extraordinary leadership and commitment to the defense of family, faith and freedom, according to FRC Action’s scorecard. Recipients of the “True Blue” Awards voted consistently for pro-life and pro-family issues. 

“Our country so desperately needs lawmakers and elected officials who will stand up for the moral issues that are shaping our society,” Wildmon said. “These leaders have helped preserve life, protect religious liberties and promote families, and for this, we thank them.” 

Votes in the U.S. House included: 

  • The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 
  • The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act 
  • Preventing the appointment of non-religious, atheist military chaplains 
  • Delaying Obamacare and protecting conscience rights 


Votes in the U.S. Senate included: 

  • A vote to strengthen parental notification in minor’s abortion decision 
  • Votes to defund and delay Obamacare 
  • Votes on the Presidential nominations of activists such as William Kayatta, Caitlin Halligan, Chai Feldblum and Cornelia Pillard. 

Added Family Research Council Action President, Tony Perkins, “We thank these members of Congress for consistently voting to defend faith, family and freedom. These ‘True Blue’ members have voted to delay Obamacare, protect the unborn and stand for religious liberty. I applaud their commitment to defend family and faith.” 

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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 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, an online news provider that is syndicated around the world. AFA maintains activist web sites such as 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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