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Press Releases for 2010

Release Date: December 17, 2010
Federal Reserve bans AFA Christmas buttons in outrageous display of religious bigotry

The Federal Reserve has banned employees of the Payne County Bank in Perkins, Oklahoma, from wearing the American Family Association’s Christmas buttons. The buttons say “Merry Christmas - God with us” and show an image of Mary cradling the infant Jesus.

Release Date: December 03, 2010
AFA targets Chase for anti-Christmas policy on bank decorations

JP Morgan Chase has strictly ordered all of its banks to take down any and all Christmas decorations that have not been supplied by company headquarters. This includes the mandatory removal of all Christmas trees from bank lobbies.

Release Date: November 22, 2010
AFA declares another victory in the war on Christmas

The American Family Association has for years been waging a campaign against major retailers who have dropped “Christmas” from their seasonal advertising.

Release Date: November 09, 2010
An independent judiciary: independent of what?

The following commentary is offered as insight into the proper role of the judiciary branch of government in the U.S.

An "independent" judiciary: independent of what?

 By Bryan Fischer

The American Family Association, through its political arm, AFA Action, took the lead in the successful campaign to oust three Iowa state supreme court justices who had joined in a ruling which imposed same-sex marriage on the Hawkeye State by judicial fiat. We were joined in this campaign by our friends at the Family Research Council and the National Organization for Marriage.

Release Date: October 27, 2010
AFA president: “Road to overturning Roe v. Wade runs through Mississippi”

The American Family Association today celebrated the ruling by Hinds County judge Malcolm Harrison to put Mississippi’s Personhood Amendment (Measure 26) on the ballot in 2011.

Release Date: October 22, 2010
AFA: President Obama deliberately stripping America of its Christian heritage

For the third time in just over 30 days, President Obama has omitted any reference to the Creator in his recitation of the Declaration of Independence.

Release Date: September 29, 2010
American Family Radio personalities join Friday night football in Iowa

Friday night football is an American tradition, and American Family Radio recently launched a Friday Night Football contest to join in the fun. JJ Jasper and Ron Shank, the AFR morning team, told their listeners that they would pick a contest winner, then travel to the winner’s town, sit in the bleachers, wear the local team colors and cheer for the local team.

Release Date: September 28, 2010
Over 250,000 sign Home Depot boycott pledge

More than 250,000 people have signed an online pledge to boycott The Home Depot until it agrees to remain neutral in the homosexual culture war. The pledge is posted at

Release Date: September 16, 2010
Don Wildmon to receive prestigious award

Donald E. Wildmon, founder and Chairman Emeritus of American Family Association, will receive the prestigious James C. Dobson Values & Leadership Award at a gala in his honor Saturday evening in Washington.

Release Date: September 15, 2010
Wildmon’s pro-family work wins honor

Donald E. Wildmon, AFA founder and chairman emeritus, will be honored Saturday evening at the Faith, Family and Freedom Gala Dinner in Washington, D.C. and receive the fourth annual James C. Dobson Vision and Leadership Award.  He has been named recipient of the award for his decades of work to strengthen families and restore the nation to its Judeo-Christian moral foundation.

Release Date: August 11, 2010
Over 131,000 sign pledge to boycott The Home Depot

In less than three weeks, 131,000 people have signed an online pledge to boycott The Home Depot until it agrees to remain neutral in the homosexual culture war.  The pledge is posted at 

Release Date: August 04, 2010
AFA condemns marriage ruling tyrannical, abusive and unconstitutional

Statement from Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association, in response to Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling overturning California’s marriage amendment, also known as Prop 8:

Release Date: July 21, 2010
AFA announces nationwide boycott of The Home Depot

The American Family Association called today for a nationwide boycott of The Home Depot because of its support for the radical homosexual agenda, and in particular for exposing young children to homosexual behavior.

Release Date: June 23, 2010
AFA says using 10-year old as gay pride parade grand marshal a form of child abuse

This weekend, the Northwest Arkansas Gay Pride Parade will have a 10-year-old boy, Will Marshall, serving as Grand Marshal. The boy says of homosexuals that this “is the way they are born.”

Release Date: June 21, 2010
President uses Father’s Day to promote radical homosexual agenda


The American Family Association today criticized President Barack Obama for celebrating households headed by “two fathers” in his Father’s Day proclamation.

Release Date: June 04, 2010
AFA blasts CBS for show with profanity in the title

Coming this fall, CBS will air a new program, “$#*! My Dad Says,” a new comedy based on the popular Twitter feed “Sh*t My Dad Says.” The show is scheduled to air at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday nights. The program stars William Shatner, who gives politically incorrect advice to his son. CBS’s tagline for the show is “This Fall the Shat hits the fan!” Then they have the audacity to say the show is perfectly suitable for family viewing.

Release Date: June 04, 2010
President nominates pro-homosexual, anti-military lawyer to Supreme Court

The American Family Association today came out in strong opposition to President Obama's nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the United States Supreme Court.  AFA opposes Kagan because of her opposition to the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy and her apparent opposition to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).


Release Date: June 01, 2010
AFA calls for President Obama to stand squarely with Israel

The American Family Association today issued a clarion call for President Obama to stand squarely with Israel in the controversy over Israel's conflict with a flotilla of "humanitarian" ships from Turkey

Release Date: April 23, 2010
The American Family Association today sent the following open letter in support of Rev. Franklin Graham


The American Family Association today sent the following open letter in support of Rev. Franklin Graham:

Release Date: April 07, 2010
American Family Association: Keep your students home on Day of Silence

Many public schools across the nation are planning to allow students affiliated with GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) to sponsor a "Day of Silence" on April 16.

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: February 17, 2010
AFA calls on elected officials to press state department on behalf of detained missionaries

The American Family Association (AFA) issued a call today for the congressional delegations in Idaho, Kansas and Texas to put public pressure on the State Department and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to demand the release of detained Baptist missionaries in Haiti.


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: February 12, 2010
PepsiCo practices reflect change; AFA suspends boycott

American Family Association (AFA) has suspended its boycott of PepsiCo. After monitoring the company for several months, AFA is satisfied the company has withdrawn its major financial contributions to gay activist groups.


Release Date: January 14, 2010
American Family Association condemns abortion super center

Planned Parenthood intends to open a six-story, 78,000 square-foot abortion facility in Houston, Texas. Numerous pro-life leaders from all across the United States will attend a prayer vigil on Sunday evening, January 17, and a silent march followed by a national press conference on Monday, January 18, Martin Luther King, Jr. day, to protest the opening of this massive abortuary.

Release Date: January 07, 2010
AFA criticizes Obama appointment of transgendered man to commerce position

President Barack Obama made history on New Year's Eve when he appointed the former Mitchell Simpson, who now identifies himself as a female named Amanda, to a position as a senior adviser in the Commerce Department.

Release Date: January 05, 2010
AFA opposes Southers' nomination to head TSA: will make air travel less safe for America's families

The American Family Association (AFA) today announced its opposition to Erroll Southers' nomination to serve as the next head of the Transportation Security Administration.

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