American Family Association, Inc.

Rating: 2.89 stars   9 reviews

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Location: 107 Parkgate Dr Tupelo MS 38803 USA

Mission: AFA is for people who are tired of cursing the darkness and who are ready to light a candle. We are a non-profit (501(c)(3)) organization founded in 1977 by Don Wildmon. AFA 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 20 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 AIDS and abortion as a means of birth control.
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Rating: 2 stars  

Unlike the other reviewers who gave this organization a negative rating, I greatly respect the AFA's mission. I have contributed to the AFA many times in the past, and often participate in their "Action Alerts."

So, what's my beef with them? They are terrible with customer relations, and sometimes inconsistent in their views. In the past, I wrote them a couple of letters (which asked for a response), but they never responded. Eventually, I told them point-blank in a letter that I was a contributor who wasn't receiving any responses from them, and that if they didn't respond to my final letter, I would stop contributing. Guess what—no response. So, I never contributed to them again, even though I believe in their mission. Don't ever try to e-mail them either, because you'll rarely get a response.

I was also stunned when Don Wildmon endorsed Newt Gingrich for President in 2012. Gingrich is a serial adulterer, and according to the Bible, his current marriage is not a real one but an adulterous one. His stance on pro-life issues has been questionable in certain ways as well. For Wildmon to endorse Gingrich was shocking and outrageous.

In a nutshell, the AFA does a lot of good things, but I would recommend never trying to contact them for anything and never contributing to them, because they seem to be terrible stewards of what God has given them. I forgive them, but I refuse to deal with them anymore, because it feels kind of like casting pearls before swine. There are many other responsible Christian organizations out there who are far more deserving of your contributions.

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Clearly a hate group NOT promoting Jesus' teachings of acceptance and compassion but creating fear, division and exclusivity. The fact that they stopped over 200 schools from participating in a anti-bully campaign is beyond any type of Christian I know or respect. If they can influence schools with their religious rhetoric then their tax exempt status should not exist.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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