American Family Association
- 1 History
- 2 Divisions
- 2.1 AFA Foundation
- 2.2 AFA Journal 
- 2.3 American Family Radio 
- 2.4 Center for Law & Policy 
- 2.5 OneNewsNow 
- 2.6 State Affiliates
- 2.6.1 AFA of Alaska
- 2.6.2 AFA of Colorado 
- 2.6.3 AFA of Indiana 
- 2.6.4 AFA of Kentucky
- 2.6.5 AFA of Michigan 
- 2.6.6 AFA of Mississippi
- 2.6.7 AFA of New Jersey
- 2.6.8 AFA of New York 
- 2.6.9 AFA of Pennsylvania
- 2.6.10 Christian Action League of North Carolina 
- 2.6.11 Family Policy Network of Virginia
- 2.6.12 Minnesota Family Association
- 2.6.13 West Virginia Family Foundation, Inc.
- 3 Projects
- 4 Campaigns
- 5 Contact details
- 6 References
- 7 External links
According to the organization's web site "AFA is for people who are tired of cursing the darkness and who are ready to light a bonfire. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1977 by Don Wildmon. The American Family Association represents and stands for traditional family values, focusing primarily on the influence of television and other media - including pornography - on our society.
"AFA believes that the entertainment industry, through its various products, has played a major role in the decline of those values on which our country was founded and which keep a society and its families strong and healthy. For example, over the last 25 years we have seen the entertainment industry 'normalize' and glorify premarital sex. During that time we have suffered a dramatic increase in teen pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS and abortion as a means of birth control.
"We believe in holding accountable the companies which sponsor programs attacking traditional family values. We also believe in commending those companies which act responsibly regarding programs they support.
AFA Journal 
American Family Radio is a network of nearly 200 radio stations broadcasting Christian-oriented programming. AFA owns most of the stations.
OneNewsNow is the AFA's news division. It was created in February 2007 through the merger of AFA's AgapePress news website and the news operation of American Family Radio.
Dubbed by the organization, the "front line troops in America's culture wars , AFA claims to have 19 affiliates, but only lists the 13 below.
AFA of Alaska
AFA of Colorado 
AFA of Indiana 
AFA of Kentucky
AFA of Michigan 
AFA of Mississippi
AFA of New Jersey
AFA of New York 
AFA of Pennsylvania
Christian Action League of North Carolina 
Family Policy Network of Virginia
This organization, founded in 1997 by Joe Glover, also lists resources for the states of Alabama, California, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee,Texas and West Virginia.
In God We Trust Posters
According to the AFA website, the group has "has launched a national campaign to place before our children a copy of the official motto of the United States...(as areminder of the historical centrality of God in the life of our republic." The group urges members to contact their state officials and urge them "to take the lead on this important campaign" and promised to defend any lawsuits by the ACLU free of charge. 
Meet at City Hall
According to the website, the group asks members to meet on the first Thursday in May from 12:20 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. at their local city halls and pray "for a moral rebirth in our country....Let us unashamedly take our Light from underneath the basket and set it on a table."
According to the website, members should pressure store managers to remove offensive magazines from view and offers a guide on how to mount a campaign. 
According to the website, members should mount a campaign against the chain's rental of pornography, including statements that store clerks are in danger of contracting sexually tranmitted diseases from the videos.
They support World Congress of Families.
American Family Association
P.O. Drawer 2440
Tupelo, MS 38803
- "American Family Association", People for the American Way, accessed March 7, 2008.
- "American Family Association opened its airwaves to advocate for executing gays, adulterers, abortion doctors", Media Matters for America, February 14, 2006.
- "News Operations Merge to Create OneNewsNow.com", American Family Association, February 23, 2007.
- "'In God We Trust' Poster Campaign", American Family Association, accessed March 7, 2008.
- "Meet at City Hall", American Family Association, accessed March 7, 2008.
- "Movie Gallery", American Family Association, accessed March 7, 2008.
- Right Wing Watch: American Family Association, People For the American Way. Site accessed on May 31, 2006.
- Bill Berkowitz, "Christian right's compassion deficit: More than 100,000 dead in south Asia, but it's business as usual at the web sites of America's Christian right organizations", Working for Change, December 30, 2004.
- Bill Berkowitz, "SpongeBob GayPants? American Family Association blasts children's television characters for participating in 'We Are Family' video that 'promotes the normalization of homosexuality'", Working For Change, January 17, 2005.
- John Aravosis, "American Family Association promotes debunked quack scientist", AMERICAblog, March 14, 2005. (The blog reported that through AgapePress AFA was promoting the homophobic work of Paul Cameron, a psychologist whose biased work was so completely discredited that he was kicked out of professional organizations.
- Hamilton Nolan, "AFA sets sights on Ford ban", PR Week', June 1 2005. (Sub req'd). (Story on boycott campaign aimed at Ford).
- Stephanie Simon, "'War on Christmas' has a new jingle: money. Christian groups raise funds as they sell items to counter a perceived assault on the holiday," Los Angeles Times, December 23, 2006.
- John Aravosis, "Religious right misleads its followers in massive email blitz about weekend peace march," AMERICAblog, February 1, 2007.
- John Aravosis, "American Family Association, Family Research Council, and Concerned Women for America disseminating Nazi-esque science of known 'hate group'," AMERICAblog, April 13, 2007. re Family Research Institute
- Bill Berkowitz, "Still Cranky After All These Years", Media Transparency, April 19, 2007.
- John Aravosis, "The religious right Republicans are simply obsessed with sex," AMERICAblog, May 2, 2007. See sex list here.