American Family Association

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American Family Association

The American Family Association condemns television as being a “trash land” as well as a vast wasteland.

Founded in 1977 by Rev. Donald Wildmon as the National Federation for Decency, the organization was renamed the American Family Association (AFA) in 1988. Wildmon, a former Methodist minister, has become well known as an effective force in removing advertisements on television that he has deemed trashy and objectionable. Appointed to Attorney General Edwin Meese’s Commission on Pornography during the Reagan administration by the commission’s executive director, Alan Sears, Wildmon in 1985 managed to persuade seventeen thousand convenience stores to remove such magazines as Playboy and Penthouse from their shelves. In 2005 Tim Wildmon, Donald Wildmon’s son, assumed the AFA presidency and the overseeing of a two-hundred-station radio network, a monthly journal distributed to nearly 200,000 subscribers, and about a hundred employees.

What the American Family Association Believes

  • A growing gay influence on the media is transforming the United States into a misshapen culture.
  • Prominent gay leaders have publicly endorsed approval of pedophilia, incest, sadomasochism, and bestiality.
  • Homosexuality must be opposed with the same fervor as murder, stealing, and adultery.
  • The true originators of Nazism and Nazi atrocities were homosexuals.
  • Procter & Gamble actively promotes Satanism and homosexuality.

Activities: Through its radio stations, flyers, and monthly journal, the AFA has convinced hundreds of thousands to boycott national advertisers of products or concepts it deems offensive.

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