American Family Association: Why Families Should Turn Off Their TVs in 2019
TUPELO, Miss.—It’s time for families to protect themselves from TV, says the American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net). And 2019 is the perfect time to begin.
In 1977, AFA was started by Donald Wildmon to combat network television’s growing negative influence on society.
“My father’s mission was to encourage Christians to protect themselves and their families from the constant bombardment of sex, violence and profanity coming over the public airwaves,” said AFA President Tim Wildmon. “Sadly, the four major television networks—ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX—are spewing more filth than ever before. It’s nearly impossible to find a clean, wholesome, family-friendly program on any of the networks. In fact, the current network offerings are obsessed with pushing an agenda that is insulting to Christian families and often presents sin as casual and acceptable.”
For example, NBC recently aired one of the most offensive and sexually repulsive segments ever during its New Year’s Eve coverage, AFA reported. Read more in Breitbart.com. Even the networks’ commercials are promoting lifestyles that are in complete conflict with God’s word, Wildmon added. AT&T has released a new ad that features two homosexual men hiring a babysitter to watch their children so they can go on a date.
“Network television has become a vast wasteland of evil and wickedness,” Wildmon said. “It is a present-day Sodom and Gomorrah. In response, thousands of Christian families are adopting Psalm 101:3 as the new standard in their homes: ‘I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes.’ They are choosing to honor God by restricting what is shown in their homes or even turning off the TV altogether and focusing on those things that draw them closer to the Savior.”
AFA added that American Family Radio is a Christian alternative to television. A Christian talk radio network with informative programming from a biblical perspective, AFR’s mission is to inform and equip the Christian community about the issues of our day and reach people who don’t know the Lord with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Find AFR stations here; listeners can also hear programming live online or download the free smartphone app.
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