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Press Releases for March



Release Date: March 31, 2014
FBI Removes Link to Southern Law Poverty Center Page as Source for ‘Hate Group’ Info
American Family Association Says Severing of SPLC Ties by Federal Agencies Is Long Overdue

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is no longer linking to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) web site from parts of the hate crimes section of FBI.gov. The controversial group was formerly linked as a resource and partner.

 




Release Date: March 27, 2014
World Vision Reverses Decision to Hire Employees in ‘Same-Sex’ Marriages
American Family Association Says Decision is Proof That Culture Wars Are Being Waged Both in and out of Churches

 Just two days after World Vision made the controversial announcement that it would open its hiring to gay Christians in legal same-sex marriages, the worldwide Christian charity reversed the decision after widespread backlash. 

 




Release Date: March 24, 2014
Why Is Mikey Weinstein So Influential Over U.S. Air Force?
American Family Association Asks Why Air Force Academy Caves into Weinstein’s Frequent Demands in a Matter of Hours

The U.S. Air Force Academy came under fire last week when a cadet was asked to remove a Bible verse from the personal whiteboard outside his door, sparking a debate about religious liberties in today’s military.




Release Date: March 21, 2014
American Family Association Says ‘God’s Not Dead’ Film Great for Families, Church Groups
Major Motion Picture Opening in 600 Theaters Today

American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net) has a family-friendly suggestion for all members of the household this weekend—and an entertainment idea for conversation-creating date nights and church small groups.

 




Release Date: March 19, 2014
Panel Finds ‘No Compelling Reason’ to Exclude Transgendered Soldiers from Military
American Family Association Questions Study’s Findings, Says Lifting Transgender Ban Would Create Confusion and Strife in Armed Forces

 A five-member panel is urging the Obama Administration to lift a current ban and allow transgendered soldiers to serve in the U.S. armed forces.




Release Date: March 17, 2014
Atheist Group Attempts to Silence Christian Police Chief
American Family Association Challenges Group’s Skewing of Constitution in Effort to Stifle Religious Liberty

American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net)today denounced the anti-Christian Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) for demanding that a Birmingham, Alabama police chief refrain from practicing his faith in the public arena.   

 




Release Date: March 11, 2014
New IRS Regulations Threaten Freedom of Speech Rights for American Family Association
Former IRS Official Lois Lerner Pleads the Fifth During Hearing About IRS Targeting of Conservative Groups

A government committee hearing turned tense last week when former IRS official Lois Lerner pleaded the Fifth Amendment while on the stand at a hearing to investigate whether the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has targeted conservative groups.

 




Release Date: March 13, 2014
Air Force Academy Removes Bible Verse from Board Outside Cadet’s Room
American Family Association Urges Christians to Contact the Air Force Academy to Stand Up for Cadet’s Religious Liberties

 The Air Force Academy has removed a Bible verse written on a cadet’s whiteboard after it determined the posting had offended other cadets, according to a story by FoxNews’ Todd Starnes. 

 




Release Date: March 03, 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, www.afa.net) 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. 

 




Release Date: March 19, 2013
AFA Seeks Preliminary Injunction Against HHS Mandate
Nonprofit Ministry Forced To Choose Between Following Its Religious Convictions, Defying HHS Mandate And Subjecting Itself To Major Fines

Today, Liberty Institute and the Center for Religious Expression on behalf of their client, American Family Association (AFA), filed a motion and brief for a preliminary injunction against the federal government’s HHS Mandate, aka Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, Aberdeen Division. 


Release Date: March 18, 2013
AFA Prayer Alert: Marriage is at Risk at Supreme Court
AFA Calls on All Christians in America to Pray for Marriage

   

CONTACT:  

Deborah Hamilton, Hamilton Strategies, 215.815.7716, 610.584.1096, DHamilton@HamiltonStrategies.com; Karyn Price, 215.858.1184, 610.584.1096, kprice@hamiltonstrategies.com 

 

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments for California’s Proposition 8 on March 26 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on March 27, the American Family Association, the nation’s leading organization on the frontlines of America’s culture war, calls all Christians to fervent prayer, as God-ordained marriage hangs in the balance.  

 




Release Date: March 15, 2013
AFA States: Implementation of Obamacare Makes Strengthening Our Economy Impossible
Repealing Obamacare will Help Get America Back on Track

CONTACT:  

Deborah Hamilton, Hamilton Strategies, 215.815.7716, 610.584.1096, DHamilton@HamiltonStrategies.com; Karyn Price, 215.858.1184, 610.584.1096 

As politicians, economists and Americans-at-large debate the pros and cons of a national health care system,


Release Date: March 14, 2013
STILL STANDING: American Family Association Continues to Stand for Traditional Marriage and Family, as Others Cave on Same-Sex Marriage Stance
AFA Asks Why SCOTUS is Re-Evaluating Issues Already Decided Upon by Voters

Philadelphia,PA—The month of March will be a crucial time for the definition of traditional marriage and family in America, as the Supreme Court of the United States will hear arguments about Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act. 

 




Release Date: March 05, 2013
Sears and JCPenney Pull Advertising from ‘Saturday Night Live’ After Request from AFA
Late-Night Show Mocked Jesus Christ and AFA Urged Christians to Contact Sears, JCP to Stop Supporting Shows that Attack Faith

 – Last week, it was one retail giant down, one to go.  This week, two of the largest and oldest retailers in the United States have both responded to American Family Association (AFA) by pulling their advertising from NBC’s show, “Saturday Night Live” (SNL). 

 




Release Date: March 19, 2012
American Family Studios releases October Baby -- a family story of hope, life and forgiveness


After a resounding success in a limited release, October Baby will premier nationally on March 23, 2012. American Family Studios, a division of the American Family Association, has partnered with Provident Films and Gravitas Productions for the national release.


Release Date: March 07, 2011
AFA pledges advertiser boycott of ABC’s Good Christian Bitches


ABC is preparing a pilot for a new series entitled “Good Christian Bitches.” A star, Leslie Bibb, has been chosen for the series, and the show’s executive producer, Darren Star, brought “Sex and the City” and “90210” to the small screen.


Release Date: March 24, 2010
AFA condemns judge's ruling in senior prom case
AFA condemns judge's ruling in senior prom case

 U.S. District Court Judge Glen H. Davidson ruled yesterday that Itawamba County Agricultural High School violated graduating senior Constance McMillen's constitutional right to free speech by refusing her permission to wear a tuxedo and bring a lesbian date to the senior prom.




Release Date: March 18, 2010
AFA pulls out the stops to defeat ObamaCare


The American Family Association (AFA) this week used its extensive data base to send targeted action alerts into the districts of 46 Democratic congressmen whose position on this weekend's ObamaCare vote is uncertain.

 




Release Date: March 03, 2010
Wildmon resigns as AFA Chairman


Donald E. Wildmon, chairman of American Family Association (AFA) for more than 30 years, has resigned as chairman of the board for the national ministry. The resignation comes following several months of hospitalization.  A bite from a mosquito carrying the St. Louis encephalitis virus caused Wildmon’s illness. 




Release Date: March 19, 2009
AFA to sponsor TEA parties in 1000 cities on April 15
Leader says solution to financial problems above pay grade of Pres. Obama, Congress

(Tupelo, MS) - American Family Association (AFA) says it is planning Taxed Enough Already (TEA) party rallies in 1,000 cities and towns on April 15. The TEA parties will be held at noon in front of city halls across the country.





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