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AFA: Logic, fairness, civility end as restaurant policy of ‘inclusion’ excludes pro-family group

Friday, December 09, 2022 @ 05:03 PM

TUPELO, Miss. — A Richmond, Virginia restaurant with a highly publicized policy of “inclusion” canceled a long-planned event by a pro-family group only 90 minutes before the dinner was scheduled to start. Metzger Bar and Butchery notified The Family Foundation of Virginia it was not welcome because of its views on traditional marriage and its powerful pro-life stance. As The Family Foundation president said, the woke mob struck when “an employee looked up our organization, and their wait staff refused to serve us.”

American Family Association (AFA, Executive Vice President Ed Vitagliano pointed out that the liberal “anything goes” mentality clearly does not apply to traditional Christian values and urged Christians to stand strong against the rising religion of wokeism in America.

“It’s been clear for the last six years or so that the ‘progressive’ left has ended any pretense of fairness, civility, or logic in America’s culture wars, and this incident is another example of that,” Vitagliano stated. “Their hatred for conservatives and Christians runs so deep that this restaurant has basically said Christians are not allowed to eat there unless they change their religious beliefs first. Followers of Christ had better buckle up, because the angry hordes of the barbarian left will not be satisfied until Christians have been fully pushed out of mainstream America.”

For over 40 years, AFA has operated within the mission to inform, equip, and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission.  Founded in 1977, AFA has long been on the front lines of America’s culture war. Today, AFA is one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country, with nearly a million online supporters and approximately 110,000 subscribers to The Stand (formerly known as the AFA Journal), the ministry’s monthly magazine.  Find AFA Action Alerts here.  In addition, AFA owns and operates nearly 180 radio stations across the country under the American Family Radio banner. 

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