His son, Tim, is president of AFA. AFA is governed by an independent Board of Directors. AFA Journal is a monthly publication with a circulation of ,  containing news, features, columns, and interviews. In addition to the publication, AFA Journal articles are made available online.
The journal reviews the content of prime-time television shows, categorizing them based on profanity, sex, violence, homosexuality, substance abuse, "anti-Christian" content, or " political correctness ". The categorization is accompanied by short descriptions of the content of the episode under review. The review also lists the advertisers of each show and invites readers to contact the advertisers or television networks to express concern over program content.
It specialized in First Amendment cases. The Center for Law and Policy lobbied legislative bodies, drafted legislation, and filed religious-discrimination lawsuits on behalf of individuals. The AFA has promoted boycotts of television shows, movies, and businesses that the group considers to have promoted indecency , obscenity , or homosexuality.
In addition to promoting activism via mail to AFA members, 3. WaldenBooks responded with an advertisement campaign against censorship, asserting First Amendment rights. About a quarter of the existing ABC stations followed suit, but such affiliates were mostly in rural areas of the US. The AFA campaign increased hype for the show in larger American media markets, and Blue became one of the most popular shows of the — television season. The AFA ended the boycott in the spring of after Eisner left the company.
That statement was contradicted by the AFA, which claimed it had a "good faith agreement" that Ford would cease such ads. Soon afterwards, as a result of a strong outcry from the gay community, Ford backtracked and announced it would continue ads in gay publications, in response to which the AFA denounced Ford for "violating" the agreement, and renewed threats of a boycott.
In October , AFA announced the end of its boycott following the declaration to be "neutral on same-sex marriage or any 'homosexual agenda' as defined by the American Family Association" by McDonald's in a memo to franchisees. The Action Alert said that Campbell's "sent a message that homosexual parents constitute a family and are worthy of support". The advertisements showed a married lesbian couple with their son. The Gap soon released an advertisement in response to the boycott, specifically referring to Christmas, albeit with a number of other holidays that take place at the same time of year and added the word "Christmas" to in-store decor.
The video claims that the shootings at Virginia Tech and Columbine , among others, are in part the result of: Silencing the Christians is a documentary series hosted by Janet Parshall. The documentary series explains the AFA's position against the drive towards political correctness , and how various factors, such as hate crime laws and other discriminatory actions, are threatening the Christians' existence.
In , a one-hour special version of the program was produced and aired on commercial television stations, where AFA purchased the air time. In a Washington Post editorial in response to the complaint, Young stated, "I find it strange that an organization that claims to uphold family values and to oppose the federal funding of obscenity is not protesting the part of the military budget that goes to support pederasty in the Far East.
The Koran replaces the Bible at swearing-in oath: What book will America base its values on, the Bible or the Koran? Rajan Zed, director of interfaith relations at a Hindu temple, read the prayer at the invitation of Senate majority leader Harry Reid , who defended his invitation based on the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi.
AFA sent out an "Action Alert" to its members to email, write letters, or call their Senators to oppose the Hindu prayer, stating it is "seeking the invocation of a non-monotheistic god. This is for one simple reason: They state that the Bible "declares that homosexuality is unnatural and sinful" and that they have "sponsored several events reaching out to homosexuals and letting them know there is love and healing at the Cross of Christ.
The AFA targeted the editor due to cartoon strips he created, which were published in gay magazines. The paper apparently acted on the AFA's unsubstantiated statement that the editor was "preoccupied with the subjects of pedophilia and incest. It uses these websites to organize boycotts and urge activists to send emails to mainstream companies employing advertising, selling products, or advertising on television shows they find offensive.
A new JCP ad features Ellen and three elves. JCP has made their choice to offend a huge majority of their customers again. The organization claimed the ad "normaliz[ed] sin. The American Family Association supplied several byinch posters to school systems and vowed to defend any legal challenges to the displaying of the posters.
So the purpose of the First Amendment was most decidedly NOT to "approve, support, or accept" any "religion" other than Christianity. In late , the AFA called the project — begun 11 years earlier and held in more than 2, schools — "a nationwide push to promote the homosexual lifestyle in public schools", urging parents to keep their children home from school on October 30, , and to call the schools to protest the event. AFA rejects the notion advocated by Bryan Fischer that, 'We need an underground railroad to protect innocent children from same-sex households.
We believe homosexuality is immoral and leads ultimately to personal and social decay. What happened to Matthew Shepard is in part due to the message being espoused by your groups that gays and lesbians are not worthy of the most basic equal rights and treatment. It is not an exaggeration to say that there is a direct correlation between these acts of discrimination, such as when gays and lesbians are called sinful and when major religious organizations say they can change if they tried, and the horrible crimes committed against gays and lesbians.
During the same time, the City and County of San Francisco passed two resolutions. Gaither "  and Resolution No. City and County of San Francisco. In response to the advertisements, the Religious Leadership Roundtable said the ads employed "language of violence and hatred to denounce other people". IntegrityUSA criticized the ads, calling them "evil" disregarding Christian teachings about the "dignity of every human being". DignityUSA also criticized the advertisements, which they said were "misleading and destructive".
The photographs, which were used without permission, were owned by and retrieved from ChrisGeary. Equality Mississippi encouraged ChrisGeary. Tyson Gay was upset with the mistake. Gene Mater, Senior Vice President of CBS Television , has stated, "We look upon Wildmon's efforts as the greatest frontal assault on intellectual freedom this country has ever faced" and Brandon Tartikoff , then NBC Entertainment President, stated that Wildmon's boycott campaign was "the first step toward a police state.
AFA Journal relied on testimony by two anonymous claimed teenage concertgoers. Texas , in which the Supreme Court struck down Texas's anti-sodomy laws. After that, the Christian right spent millions on advertisements,  and on pastor briefings organized by activists such as born-again Christian David Lane.