AFA and 2011 - A year of accomplishments for the family
  • When homosexual activists blasted Chick-fil-A for supporting traditional marriage, AFA responded by promoting "Chick-fil-A Week" in April. Tens of thousands visited the restaurant and gave them a "Thank You!" card. The company said they noticed increased sales that week. 
     
  • AFA Action Alert was thrilled to report to you in May that Said Musa, an Afghan Christian who was arrested and threatened with execution for his conversion to Christianity, was released from prison. 
     
  • The Home Depot boycott has reached over 600,000 signatures. AFA presented the petitions to HD at annual shareholder meeting in June. 
     
  • AFA warned parents about The Day of Silence, which is sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). This day, thousands of public high schools and increasing numbers of middle schools allowed students to remain silent throughout an entire day-even during instructional time-to promote homosexuality. 
     
  • The New York Post and Wall Street Journal both carried stories crediting YOU for convincing Sears to remove hundreds of pornographic DVDs from its website. 
     
  • Following a call from AFA, NBC publicly apologized for editing out "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance during its coverage of the U.S. Open golf championship. 
     
  • AFA asked you to take action on behalf of Florida teacher Jerry Buell, who was unconstitutionally suspended by the Lake County school administration for posting his support for traditional marriage on his Facebook page. Directly related to your taking action, the school immediately rescinded its suspension of Mr. Buell. 
     
  • AFA continues to expose AARP. Part of their membership fees or profits are used to advocate same-sex marriage, homosexual adoption, repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" military policy and special rights for immoral behavior. 
     
  • Because of your support of the AFA Action Alert, we were able to deliver over 375,000 emails to the Veteran's Administration, contributing to the VA's decision to stop its religious discrimination and allow prayer and religious speech at funerals for our veterans. 
     
  • A South Carolina cancer center that banned all Christmas decorations that are religious in nature - including the Nativity - reversed its decision as a result of the AFA's intervention. 
     
  • Walgreens' consumer relations has apologized for offending customers by labeling dozens of Christmas-specific items as "holiday" in its pre-Thanksgiving newspaper inserts in November. 
     
  • AFA launched its annual Christmas "Naughty or Nice" listing of national retailers and how they use or ban "Christmas" in their advertising. The list gets millions of website hits and has been promoted by major news television networks.