American Family Association Says Bill Is Needed in Light of Assault on Religious Freedom
Mississippi legislators yesterday decisively passed a religious freedom bill
that could allow state residents to sue over laws they say place a substantial
burden on their religious practices.
Supporters of the measure applaud lawmakers and say the bill will
protect religious freedoms. Arizona lawmakers passed a similar bill earlier
this year, but Gov. Jan Brewer (R) vetoed it.
American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net)
worked closely with friends and supporters in Mississippi, including the
Christian Action Commission, to pass the bill.
“This measure in Mississippi is timely given the increasing assault
on religious liberty in our nation,” saidAFA President Tim
Wildmon. “Hopefully, after Gov. Bryant signs the bill into law, Mississippi
residents will have the means to defend their religious freedoms in the
marketplace without fear of repercussions from decisions that are in line with
their religious and moral convictions.”
Another provision of the bill, called the Mississippi Religious Freedom
Restoration Act, will add the words “In God We Trust” to the state flag. The
law must now pass through the office of Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R), who
has indicated he will likely sign the measure.
According to a statement by Mississippi’s Christian Action Commission, “The
freedom for a person to express their religious faith in Mississippi remains
under intense attack, but once Gov. Bryant signs this bill our protections will
be restored to where they were before being eroded by the U.S. Supreme Court in
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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 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.