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  • Target's Transgender Bathroom Policy Leads to 10 Crimes Targeting Girls Undressing, Says AFA

    10/02/2016 7:29:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies ^ | September 30, 2016 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The American Family Association has compiled a list of 10 cases to showcase why Target's bathroom policies that allow male customers who identify as female to go into women's bathrooms and dressing rooms is dangerous to women and children. "The overwhelming evidence continues to pile up against Target's policy to allow men into women's restrooms and dressing rooms in its stores," AFA President Tim Wildmon wrote on Thursday. Target has defended its decision by stating: "We welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity. ... Everyone deserves to...
  • It's Time to Award Electoral College Votes by Congressional District

    09/19/2016 10:41:24 AM PDT · by ConquerWeMust · 51 replies
    American Family Association ^ | February 3, 2015 | Bryan Fisher
    The custom in the United States today is for Electoral College (EC) votes to be awarded state-by-state on a winner-take-all basis. A candidate who wins the popular vote in an individual state gets every one of its electoral votes. Although we are accustomed to thinking this is the only way it can be done, the method of awarding electoral votes is a matter for each state to decide. For example, two states (Nebraska and Maine) award electoral college votes by congressional district rather than by statewide popular vote. There is no reason for every other state in the nation not...
  • BUSINESS Retailer's 'brilliant marketing strategy' backfiring (Target)

    08/17/2016 3:06:52 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 31 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | August 17, 2016 | Chris Woodward, Jody Brown
    A financial expert argues that regardless what Target says, the four-month-long boycott of the retailer by a pro-family group is at least part of the reason the company's revenue has dropped more than a billion dollars in the last quarter. Target reported today it has cut its profit and comparable-store sales outlook amid stiffer competition and its own stumbles in areas like grocery sales. The discounter's second-quarter net income fell nearly 10 percent, though that was better than what most had expected. According to The Associated Press, sales at stores open at least a year fell 1.1 percent, reversing seven...
  • To My 'Never Trump' Brethren

    06/25/2016 12:07:44 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 9 replies ^ | June 23, 2016 | Walker Wildmon
    On Tuesday, hundreds of evangelical leaders gathered in New York City to meet with Donald Trump. I was one of the four representatives from AFA who attended this event. Overall I was pleased with the questions that were asked and the answers that were given. My father, Tim Wildmon summed up the meeting in a recent article that I’d encourage you to read. The purpose of this piece is to address the ‘Never Trump’ crowd.
  • AFA launches new boycott Target campaign amid retailer's refusal to change inclusive bathroom policy

    06/18/2016 1:26:42 AM PDT · by fluorescence · 15 replies
    Christian Times ^ | 17 June, 2016 | Chiqui Guyjoco
    Conservative group American Family Association (AFA) announced Tuesday, June 14 that it's launching another campaign to boycott Target after the retailer proved adamant in its inclusive bathroom policy. Walker Wildmon, assistant to the president of AFA, announced on the organization's official website a new initiative for #BoycottTarget pledge seeking 50,000 more signatories from June 13 to 17. The organization believes that despite garnering more than a million pledges for the first campaign, there are still millions more who were not able to sign. AFA spearheaded the campaign shortly after the giant retail company announced its inclusive bathroom policy in April....
  • Target to AFA rep: We don't care

    06/10/2016 12:55:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    onenewsnow ^ | June 8, 2016 | Chris Woodward
    A spokesman for the American Family Association says he was clearly snubbed by Target officials today when he expressed his group's deep concerns about the retailer's bathroom policy. AFA's Abraham Hamilton III went to today's Target shareholders meeting in Southern California to raise concerns again about the company's policy allowing transgenders to use the bathroom or changing room of the gender in which they say they identify. AFA's concern has been that sexual predators may take advantage of the policy, thereby putting women and children at risk. "It's amazing. The response really was We don't care what you have to...
  • AMERICA IS HAMMERING TARGET: #BoycottTarget Petition Swells To Over 1 MILLION Signatures…

    04/29/2016 8:46:48 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 54 replies
    More than 1,000,000 people have signed the boycott pledge against Target, following the secretive decision by executives to open all of their stores’ bathrooms and changing rooms to people of both sexes. “That’s a million families who are going to spread the word about Target, so they may not get those customers back,” or their money, said Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association, which has hosted the boycott.
  • Transgender Restrooms and Fitting Rooms? 162,000 Sign 'Boycott Target Pledge' in 1 Day

    04/22/2016 12:31:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 22, 2016 | 10:43 AM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    A pro-family group has launched a boycott of Target after the retail store made it clear on Tuesday that its bathrooms and changing facilities can be used by anyone according to their gender identity. The American Family Association said that more than 162,000 citizens signed its #BoycottTarget pledge within 24 hours. “Corporate America must stop bullying people who disagree with the radical left agenda to remake society into their progressive image,” AFA President Tim Wildmon said in a statement. “#BoycottTarget has resonated with Americans.” …
  • Girl Scouts Shut Down Critics of Transgender Members

    05/21/2015 12:00:57 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 97 replies
    yahoo ^ | may 21, 2015 | beth greenfield
    Those pint-sized radical feminists also known as the Girl Scouts are in trouble again — this time for their transgender-inclusion policy — and they’ve wasted no time in shutting down the haters. Though the national organization has formally accepted transgender girls into its ranks since 2012, it seems one conservative organization has either just heard the news or has been stewing about it ever since. “A new Girl Scouts of America (GSA) policy states it will extend membership to boys who identify as girls,” notes the website of the American Family Association, a Christian-morals organization that’s been labeled an anti-LGBT hate...
  • Watchdog Group Releases Anti-Christian-Bigotry Map

    03/04/2015 4:37:12 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 3 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 3/2/2015 | Matt Barber
    See Map Here: In 2007, and with that same nauseating arrogance that has come to define him, then presidential candidate Barack Obama duplicitously quipped, “I am absolutely convinced that culture wars are just so ’90s. Their days are growing dark.” Dark, indeed. America’s soon-to-be cultural-Marxist-in-chief would then spend the greater part of a decade waging war against our nation’s Judeo-Christian culture and heritage at levels, and in ways, unseen in our storied history. Today, his anti-Christian crusade continues unabated. In fact, and with less than two years left to complete his baleful conspiracy, this neo-pagan extremist has begun to...
  • The SPLC and the Homosexual Hate Movement

    01/30/2015 4:02:45 PM PST · by cleghornboy · 11 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | January 30, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    Just returned from a very productive evangelization project in the Monadnock area. But I'm back. In the news, Patrick Vaughn, Legal Counsel for the American Family Association, correctly observes that, "The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) calls the American Family Association (AFA) a 'hate group' because AFA promotes traditional Biblical views on homosexuality and marriage. SPLC does not have a standard for who they label as a 'hate group.' They apply the label to whomever they want to dehumanize and attack." See here. The Southern Poverty Law Center has even included Mass Resistance in its list of hate groups because...
  • Naughty or Nice Christmas List (of Businesses)

    12/21/2013 6:49:59 PM PST · by armydawg505 · 9 replies
    American Family Association ^ | 12/12/13 | unknown
    Naughty or Nice? AFA's 2013 listing of top retailers and how they recognize Christmas BLUE: An AFA "5-Star" rated company that promotes and celebrates Christmas on an exceptional basis. GREEN: Company uses the term "Christmas" on a regular basis, we consider that company Christmas-friendly. YELLOW: Company refers to Christmas infrequently, or in a single advertising medium, but not in others. RED: Company may use "Christmas" sparingly in a single or unique product description, but as a company, does not recognize it.
  • Former cadet, rape tolerated at air force academy

    10/31/2014 5:45:26 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 33 replies ^ | 10/30/2014 | ukn
    Force Academy because it had a culture that tolerated rape. Alexis Jones-Hardy told Channel 2 Action News that she quit the academy in 2012 after an attack on her and on other students. She said women who reported the attacks were treated harshly by classmates. “I kept saying, ‘Stop, stop, I’m not having sex with you,’” Jones-Hardy told the news station. “I must have said no at least 30 times.”
  • Anti-gay group calls for boycott of Harvey Milk stamp

    06/01/2014 8:52:31 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 51 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 29, 2014 | Emma Margolin
    Calling slain civil rights hero Harvey Milk a “predator” on its website this week, the fundamentalist Christian group American Family Association (AFA) urged members to refuse any mail postmarked with a recently-released commemorative stamp featuring the late San Francisco supervisor. “Harvey Milk was a very disreputable man and used his charm and power to prey on young boys with emotional problems and drug addiction,” reads the AFA’s press release. “He is the last person we should be featuring on a stamp.”
  • Biden challenges graduating AF Academy cadets to create "new world order"

    05/29/2014 12:01:24 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 47 replies
    Stars And Stripes ^ | May 29, 2014 | Tom Roeder
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Under a blazing sun, Vice President Joe Biden challenged graduating Air Force Academy cadets on Wednesday to help create a “new world order for the 21st century.”
  • Air Force Cadets Angry Over What Happened W/ Bible Verses Staged a ‘Revolt' (Mikey Weinstein)

    03/12/2014 1:15:06 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 43 replies ^ | Mar. 12, 2014 | Billy Hallowell
    The leader of a church-state separatist group says that there’s a “revolt” underway at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., after officials there removed a Bible verse from a white board outside a cadet’s bedroom door following complaints that its presence was offensive. Cadets angry over the Air Force Academy’s removal of the verse have since begun posting scripture from the Bible and the Koran on their whiteboards in solidarity, said Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. “The Air Force Academy has a revolt on their hands. What are they going to do?” Weinstein...
  • Newspaper confirms former Air Force Academy cadet's OSI account

    12/09/2013 6:11:07 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 18 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | December 7, 2013 | Dave Philipps
    When former Air Force Academy cadet Eric Thomas faced a disciplinary board in August 2012, a special agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations said he would come to explain how Thomas worked dozens of cases as a confidential informant and had been of great service to the Air Force. The agent never showed up, and Thomas was expelled from the academy eight months later. On Friday, an active-duty member of the Air Force Academy with direct knowledge of the case said the agent, Brandon Enos, did not show up because he was told not to by the...
  • Stealth bombers: Air Force allegedly using snitches to catch rule-breaking cadets

    12/02/2013 11:58:59 AM PST · by ColdOne · 37 replies ^ | 12/2/13 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    The U.S. Air Force reportedly had cadets snitch on one another in an effort to root out rule-breaking. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Mike Kaplan/Released) The United States Air Force reportedly has created a “secret system” of informants at its academy in Colorado Springs to snitch on fellow cadets who break the rules, in an attempt to curb drug abuse and combat sexual assault. While those who join the Air Force pledge never to lie, cheat or steal, or "tolerate among us anyone who does,” the service allegedly urged informants to deceive classmates, professors and commanders while gathering information to...
  • Air Force Academy's hiring of anti-gay author draws ire from advocates

    11/21/2013 2:00:21 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 11/20/2013 | Leo Shane III
    Gay rights advocates are demanding Air Force Academy officials explain why they hired a controversial anti-gay author as part of their ethics program, saying his views are offensive and potentially destructive. It’s the latest controversy for academy officials who for years have fought to clean up their image as a haven for Christian fundamentalists. Advocates say it also raises questions about how seriously officials are working to end lingering discrimination against gay cadets. Mike Rosebush, who now works as a research analyst for the academy’s Center of Character and Leadership Development, was hired by the academy in 2009, before the...
  • GAP delivers early Christmas present to pro-family group

    11/14/2013 11:04:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    One News Now ^ | Friday, November 08, 2013 | Charlie Butts
    A major U.S. retailer has decided to have a heart for Christmas after a five-year campaign by the American Family Association.About eight years ago, roughly 80 percent of the nation's retailers ignored the theme of Christmas in their stores and in advertising, choosing instead to use the politically correct terms "Happy Holidays" or "Holiday Sales." According to Randy Sharp, director of special projects for the American Family Association, while there has been a major turnaround among the companies, there have been some holdouts."One particularly is GAP, which owns the GAP stores and Old Navy stores all across the nation," he...
  • Wisconsin Legislator Calls Pro-Life Organization a “Hate Group”

    11/12/2013 2:11:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    After debating a bill in the Wisconsin legislature that would allow motorists to purchase a Choose Life license plate for their vehicles, a Wisconsin state legislator called a pro-life organization supporting the plates a “hate group.” During the Assembly Transportation Committee’s Executive Session this morning, Rep. Chris Danou (D-Trempeleau) made what Wisconsin Family Action calls “outlandish allegations” against it in his attempt to discredit WFA. Danou allegedly called the organization a “hate group” and WFA is not happy about it. The following a response WFA sent LifeNews from its president, Julaine Appling: “Rep. Danou’s statements today while discussing the proposed...
  • Begich supports extending open enrollment

    10/23/2013 8:36:31 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 47 replies
    NewsMiner ^ | Oct 23, 2013 | N/A
    Sen. Mark Begich says he supports extending open enrollment for individuals to buy health insurance under the federal health care law. The Alaska Democrat, in a statement, says he wants to work with the Obama administration to ensure individuals aren't unfairly penalized if technical issues continue with the online insurance marketplaces. Spokeswoman Heather Handyside says Begich wants to see how things with the site play out over the next several weeks and consider what makes sense. Glitches have plagued the site since open enrollment began Oct. 1. The law requires most Americans have insurance starting next year or face fines....
  • Company that helps Alaskans navigate federal marketplace reports low enrollment (3 enrolled)

    10/23/2013 8:28:34 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 26 replies
    NewsMiner ^ | Oct 23, 2013 | Matt Buxton
    FAIRBANKS — A company trying to sign up Alaskans in the new federal health insurance marketplace told state legislators Tuesday that it had signed up just three people since Oct. 1. “We have worked across the entire state of Alaska and all the communities in outreach education and enrollment. ... Unfortunately, the marketplace is not functioning,” said Tyann Boling, the chief operating officer of Enroll Alaska, a company that helps people navigate the website and in return receives commissions from insurance companies. “We’ve only had the ability to enroll three individuals in the marketplace. We expected at this point...
  • Pentagon's True Take on Pro-family, Christian Groups Remains Cloudy

    10/19/2013 7:06:15 AM PDT · by Perseverando
    The New American ^ | October, 18, 2013 | Dave Bohon
    The U.S. Army has appeared to do an about-face on some derogatory information recently released about the Christian conservative American Family Association (AFA). Fox News reported that in early October dozens of active duty and reserve Army troops were informed during a briefing at Camp Shelby in Mississippi that the respected pro-family organization should be classified as a hate group. According to Fox, during a slide presentation at the briefing the AFA was listed “alongside domestic hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis, the Black Panthers, and the Nation of Islam.” But after the story about the misinformation gained...
  • Army corrects Camp Shelby for labeling American Family Association as hate group

    10/15/2013 5:28:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Jackson Clarion Ledger | 10/15/2013
    Article may not be posted per FR posting rules (Gannett). Link to the article here. Synopsis: The linkage was yet another example of an over-eager National Guard EEO briefing.
  • US Army defines Christian ministry as 'domestic hate group'

    10/14/2013 12:12:19 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies ^ | 10/14/2013 | Todd Starnes
    “The instructor said AFA could be considered a hate group because they don’t like gays,” the soldier told me. “The slide was talking about how AFA refers to gays as sinners and heathens and derogatory terms.” The soldier, who is an evangelical Christian, said the chaplain defended the Christian ministry. “He kept asking the instructor, ‘Are you sure about that, son? Are you sure about that?’” he said, recalling the back and forth. Later in the briefing, the soldiers were reportedly told that they could face punishment for participating in organizations that are considered hate groups. That considered, the soldier...
  • Air Force Academy faced toilet paper shortage, thanks to shutdown (Go to the grocery store)

    10/04/2013 5:59:51 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 51 replies
    msn ^ | 10/4/2013 | staff
    The government shutdown almost made the U.S. Air Force Academy an incredibly uncomfortable place to be. The Colorado-based academy was on the verge of a toilet paper shortage. No, really. "We're not always aware at a high level who has the contracts with the toilet paper but we found out pretty fast and we fixed it," Superintendent of the Air Force Academy, Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, told Fox21News.
  • AFA graduation: Class of 2013 told to 'do what is right for our Air Force'

    05/29/2013 4:03:46 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 21 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 5/29/2013 | Jakob Rodgers
    Beneath a rousing flyover of decades-old warbirds, 1,024 newly commissioned second lieutenants graduated Wednesday from the Air Force Academy - saluting the military's past while looking to its future. Air Force Secretary Michael Donley, in one of his last acts as the Air Force's top civilian, implored the cadets to tackle the service's many challenges, a lingering war, fiscal uncertainty and the "scourge" of pervasive sexual assaults during the ceremony at Falcon Stadium. "Each of you is responsible for the character of this Air Force, and its reputation," Donley said. "And I therefore charge you to serve with integrity, and...
  • IRS target: Jail 'criminal' tax collectors ('We have reached a new low in American politics')

    05/21/2013 10:44:38 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    WND ^ | May 21, 2013 | Unattributed
    Internal Revenue Service managers and workers involved in the Obama administration’s targeting of conservative groups were engaged in criminal activity, and should face those charges in court, according to one of the organizations in the program’s bull’s-eye. “We believe the IRS has been involved in criminal activity,” said Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association. “When a government office abuses its power to access personal financial records, then uses that information as a tool for revenge, we have reached a new low in American politics.” The AFA Tuesday called for charges to be filed against all of those involved...
  • Again: US Army Officer Describes Mainstream Christian Groups as Extremists

    04/10/2013 11:54:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    pj tattler ^ | 4/10/13 | Bryan Preston
    Last week we reported on the Army EEO briefing that described evangelical Christians and Catholics as “extremists” alongside the likes of the KKK and al Qaeda. That incident occurred in Pennsylvania. Today, Todd Starnes reports that an Army officer at Ft. Campbell, KY sent an email to subordinates using similar descriptions and epithets. “Just want to ensure everyone is somewhat educated on some of the groups out there that do not share our Army Values,” read an email from LTC Jack Rich to three dozen subordinates at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. “When we see behaviors that are inconsistent with Army...
  • Army Email Labels Christian Ministries as “Domestic Hate Groups” ("Anti-Gay")

    04/09/2013 4:39:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | April 9, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A U.S. Army officer sent an email to dozens of subordinates listing the American Family Association and Family Research Council as “domestic hate groups” because they oppose homosexuality — and warned officers to monitor soldiers who might be supporters of the groups. “Just want to ensure everyone is somewhat educated on some of the groups out there that do not share our Army Values,” read an email from Lt. Col. Jack Rich to three dozen subordinates at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. “When we see behaviors that are inconsistent with Army Values – don’t just walk by – do the right...
  • AFA publishes annual "naughty/nice" list--companies hostile to Christmas

    11/19/2012 11:08:47 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 120 replies
    Dear Friend, As the Christmas shopping season begins full swing, AFA has prepared its annual "Naughty or Nice" retailer list. We have taken the top 100 national retailers and reviewed their websites, media advertising and in-store signage in an effort to help you know which companies are Christmas-friendly. Over the past seven years, your AFA has stood firm in the "War on Christmas." Companies who used to refuse to acknowledge Christmas now have Christmas "shops" inside their stores. Many of them now liberally use "Christmas" in their advertising and in-store signage. Sadly, there are still some companies which refuse to...
  • Wilson: God will Curse America for Re-Electing Obama

    11/09/2012 1:11:18 PM PST · by tflabo · 70 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | 11/8/2012 | Brian Tashman
    Yesterday, Buster Wilson of the American Family Association said that God will punish and curse America for re-electing Obama over his supposed mistreatment of Israel. He also lamented that health care reform will not be repealed and that if Obama has the opportunity to appoint new justices to the Supreme Court
  • The New Normal: Group of moms boycott new pro-homosexual TV show

    07/25/2012 5:27:00 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Jul 24, 2012 | Katie Craine
    July 24, 2012 ( – A pro-family group is calling on citizens to boycott a new NBC television series focusing on a gay couple who obtain a surrogate to have a baby. One Million Moms, a group of mothers affiliated with American Family Association, says The New Normal, which premieres Sept. 11th, is “attempting to desensitize America and our children.” The show features an unwed mother who offers to be a surrogate for a homosexual couple to make money for law school, a plan she postponed when she found out she was pregnant with her now 8-year-old daughter. In the...
  • Get Ready: Big Gay is coming after Chick-fil-a

    “I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say ‘we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage and I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about.” ~ Dan Cathy, President, Chick-fil-A Chick-fil-A is a family-owned, family-run business which is guided by explicitly biblical business principles and even closes on Sunday in honor of what the Scriptures call “the Lord’s day.” Chick-fil-A started in 1967 and has recorded 44...
  • Florida Family Association: Lada Gaga is Tricking Kids into being Gay

    07/21/2012 10:40:03 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 57 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | July 19 2012 | Brian Tashman
    “Thousands of kids who might have otherwise worked through their pubescent sexual identity issues will be inspired to accept the wrong choice based upon this unscientific, emotionally charged born this way propaganda,” the FFA writes, “What’s brave or kind about telling thousands of sexually frustrated teens that they were born this way when a high percentage of them would have ended up taking the straight heterosexual path for life?”
  • 'Monster' Colorado fire doubles in size (Video)

    06/27/2012 8:51:13 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies ^ | June 27,2012 | Miguel Llanos
    Fire crews outside Colorado Springs, Colo., expected more weather trouble on Wednesday in what the local fire chief called a "monster event" that doubled in size overnight and has forced 32,000 people to flee. Heavy smoke made for unhealthy air in and around the city. After jumping fire lines Tuesday, the towering blaze has now burned 24 square miles and an undetermined number of homes. While crews should get a break from the heat, a forecast for thunderstorms could mean unpredictable winds. "This is a fire of epic proportions," Brown said at a briefing Tuesday night. "It was like looking...
  • Rev. Donald Wildmon Endorses Gingrich

    12/20/2011 3:17:54 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 8 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12/20/2011 | Newsmax Wires
    The Rev. Donald E. Wildmon, founder and chairman of American Family Association (AFA) and American Family Radio (AFR), has endorsed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich for the Republican nomination for president. "Newt Gingrich recognizes the threat to our country posed by judges and lawyers imposing values upon the country inconsistent with our religious heritage, and has proposed constitutional steps to bring the courts back in balance under the constitution,” Wildmon said in announcing his endorsement today. “We need someone in the White House who can balance the budget and get the economy moving again. Newt has done it before, and...
  • Lowe‘s Pulls Its Ads from TLC’s ‘All-American Muslim’

    12/12/2011 9:07:54 AM PST · by Justaham · 14 replies ^ | 12-12-11 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Hardware retail giant Lowe’s has pulled its commercials from all future episodes of TLC’s reality TV show “All-American Muslim,” the chain said this week. The conservative Florida Family Association has been leading a campaign to get retailers to pull their advertisements from the show. On Tuesday, it posted an email from a Lowe‘s representative who said Lowe’s will no longer be advertising during “All-American Muslim,” which chronicles the lives of several Muslim-American families living in Dearborn, Mich. “While we continue to advertise on various cable networks, including TLC, there are certain programs that do not meet Lowe’s advertising guidelines, including...
  • Rhode Island governor gets rid of capitol 'Christmas' tree

    12/01/2011 6:37:50 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 38 replies
    A battle is brewing in Rhode Island and you can weigh in with other Americans to stop this War on Christmas! November 30, 2011 Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee does not like a Christmas tree being called a Christmas tree. So he is changing it. According to FoxNews, Gov. Chafee has said the Christmas tree in the State House Rotunda in Providence, as of this year, will be called a "holiday" tree.
  • AFA announced their "naughty or nice" list, retailers that support or oppose Christmas

    11/30/2011 7:25:07 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 31 replies · 1+ views
    As the Christmas shopping season begins full swing, AFA and has prepared its annual "Naughty or Nice" retailer list. We have taken the top 100 national retailers and reviewed their websites, media advertising and in-store signage in an effort to help you know which companies are Christmas-friendly. Over the past five years, your AFA/OMM has stood firm in the "War on Christmas." Companies who once refused to acknowledge Christmas now have Christmas "shops" inside their stores. Many of them now liberally use "Christmas" in their advertising and in-store signage. Sadly, there are still some companies which refuse to use...
  • Anti-Gay Campaign Finds No Welcome at Home Depot

    10/19/2011 6:16:06 AM PDT · by Lucas McCain · 43 replies
    Daily Finance ^ | 10/18/11 | Jonathan Berr
    For more than a year, the American Family Association has pleaded with Home Depot (HD) not to publicly back gay rights. The home improvement retailer has ignored those pleas. In fact, the Atlanta-based company continues to participate in the city's gay pride parade, as it has done for years.
  • Atheist group sues to block Perry from prayer rally

    07/14/2011 7:47:41 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 38 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 14, 2011 | Mike Tolson
    A group that has already criticized Texas Gov. Rick Perry for his involvement with a Christian prayer rally scheduled for Reliant Stadium next month went a step further Wednesday and filed a federal lawsuit in Houston to stop him from promoting it. The Freedom From Religion Foundation claims Perry's association with the "The Response: A Call to Prayer for a National in Crisis" breaches the separation of church and state... The lawsuit seeks an injunction barring Perry's official involvement. A Perry spokesman said he won't back away from the event... The suit also seeks to halt further publication of the...
  • AFA delivers 474K petitions to Home Depot to STOP their support of homosexual agenda

    06/20/2011 6:49:39 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 44 replies
    Home Depot petitions delivered - see their response June 6, 2011 On Thursday, June 3, American Family Association delivered 474,161 petition signatures to Home Depot chairman Frank Blake. AFA also addressed the board of directors and shareholders during their annual meeting. AFA Vice-president Buddy Smith appealed to Chairman Blake to review Home Depot's extensive support for homosexual activism and direct the company toward neutrality in the culture war. Chairman Blake quickly discounted the petitions by reaffirming Home Depot's commitment to dedicating corporate resources to groups who advocate gay marriage and the advancement of homosexuality and transgenderism.
  • B-52 Tail-gunner Recalls MiG Downing (Vietnam)

    12/27/2010 8:44:19 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies · 9+ views
    Office of the Secretary of Defense Public Affairs ^ | 12.27.2010 | Air Force Staff Sgt. Don Branum
    News: Face of Defense: B-52 Tail-gunner Recalls MiG Downing Office of the Secretary of Defense Public Affairs Courtesy Story By Air Force Staff Sgt. Don Branum U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - If the landmarks here could speak, the B-52 Stratofortress bomber sitting near the academy's north gate would have quite a Vietnam War story to tell. The crew of the "Diamond Lil," a B-52D, tail number 55-083, took off from Utapao Royal Thai Naval Airfield on Christmas Eve in 1972. The crew's mission was to bomb the North Vietnamese railroad yards at Thai Nguyen as part of Operation Linebacker...
  • Conservative Organizations Slam Law Center for Labeling Them 'Hate' Groups

    12/24/2010 1:01:35 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 57 replies · 5+ views
    Conservative Organizations Slam Law Center for Labeling Them 'Hate' Groups By Stephen Clark Published December 24, 2010 | Conservative groups and lawmakers are firing back at the Southern Poverty Law Center for releasing a new report labeling some mainstream conservative organizations as "hate groups" for their opposition to gay marriage. In its latest report, the center added 18 "anti-gay groups" to its list of active hate organizations, including Concerned Women for America, the Traditional Values Coalition, the Family Research Council and the National Organization for Marriage. They join the center's list of more than 900 hate groups, including the...
  • American Family Association Goes After Chase Over Lack Of Christmas Trees

    12/05/2010 11:09:10 AM PST · by GailA · 23 replies ^ | December 3, 2010 | Chris Morran
    Fresh off its apparent victory to put the "Christmas" back into Dick's, the not at all crazy people at the American Family Association have re-focused their laser beams on JPMorgan Chase. Not because it's a big bank who was recently sued for its alleged part in the Bernie Madoff ponzi scheme, but because they don't want Christmas trees in the lobby.
  • Southern Poverty Law Center Adds Am. Family Assoc. to "Hate Groups" List

    Even as some well-known anti-gay groups like Focus on the Family moderate their views, a hard core of smaller groups, most of them religiously motivated, have continued to pump out demonizing propaganda aimed at homosexuals and other sexual minorities. These groups’ influence reaches far beyond what their size would suggest, because the “facts” they disseminate about homosexuality are often amplified by certain politicians, other groups and even news organizations. Of the 18 groups profiled below, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) will be listing 13 next year as hate groups (eight were previously listed), reflecting further research into their views;...
  • Dick's Sporting Goods changes tune on Christmas: AFA stops boycott

    11/22/2010 1:36:19 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Examiner ^ | 11/21/10 | richard sikorski
    Dick's Sporting Goods (DSG) informed the American Family Association that "Christmas" will be incorporated into their advertising starting November 28. As a result AFA has called off its boycott. "We have made significant changes from past years, when 'holiday' was the dominant theme of our advertising," Stated DSG Vice-Chairman William Columbo. He explained that the changes were already in the works before the AFA rallied boycott. Columno also apologized for not returning AFA's phone calls and letters. Dick's issued a formal statement that outlined the following: Beginning November 28 and continuing each Sunday through Christmas, Sunday newspaper inserts will read...
  • Naughty or Nice? AFA's 2010 listing of top retailers and how they recognize Christmas

    11/21/2010 11:46:48 AM PST · by Bulldawg Fan · 18 replies ^ | unknown | unknown
    Based on current advertising, below is a list of companies that avoid, ban, or use the term "Christmas" in their advertising. We will continually update the list, so check back often. Criteria - AFA reviewed up to four areas to determine if a company was "Christmas-friendly" in their advertising: print media (newspaper inserts), broadcast media (radio/television), website and/or personal visits to the store. If a company's ad has references to items associated with Christmas (trees, wreaths, lights, etc.), it was considered as an attempt to reach "Christmas" shoppers. If a company has items associated with Christmas, but did not use...