2012 Florida Family Association Accomplishments followed by summary of significant accomplishments.
Influenced 101 of 122 companies that advertised during All-American Muslim not to return to subsequent episodes. The Learning Channel officially cancelled All-American Muslim on March 7, 2012. Florida Family Association urged advertisers to stop supporting The Learning Channel's new show called All-American Muslim. The new program appeared to be propaganda designed to counter legitimate and present-day concerns about many Muslims who are advancing Islamic fundamentalism and Sharia law. The Hollywood Reporter stated on March 7, 2012 “TLC Cancels All-American Muslim” with subtitle “The controversial series, which faced protests from the Florida Family Association…”
Influenced mainstream family attendance at Disney during Gay Day 2012 to DROP between 50% to 60% or as many as 45,000 people. Florida Family Association hired two aircraft to pull banners for 20 hours the day before and 10 hours the day of Gay Day. The banner warned tens of thousands of families about the offensive gay pride event in the Magic Kingdom on June 2, 2012. Thousands of LGBT (Lesbians, Gays, Bi-Sexuals, Transgenders) converge on the Magic Kingdom the first Saturday of every June to demonstrate their same-sex affection to a captured audience of children with the mission of using their large numbers to legitimize their lifestyle. Florida Family Association’s team in the park estimated that attendance by mainstream families was down approximately 50% to 60% over the average attendance of the last ten years. This warning spared tens of thousands of children from the unexpected exposure to this coming out party.
Helped influence the Kansas Legislature to enact a statute that prohibits state courts from considering foreign laws which would include Sharia law. The Kansas Senate voted 33-4 and the Kansas House voted 120-0 the week of May 12, 2012 to approve the legislation. Florida Family Association launched three email alerts which resulted in supporters sending more than 60,000 total emails with approximately 9,000 emails going to each Senator on the Kansas Judiciary Committee and Kansas Governor Sam Brownback. Governor Brownback signed the legislation titled “Concerning the protection of rights granted under the Constitution" late the week of May 25, 2012.
Helped influence the Pennsylvania Judicial Board to rebuke Judge Mark Martin for invoking Sharia law in his court. Pennsylvania Judge Mark Martin ruled that it was lawful for a Muslim immigrant to physically attack and choke an American citizen because the Muslim was unaware that Sharia law did not apply in Pennsylvania. Florida Family Association sent out an email alert urging supporters to send emails calling on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Judicial Conduct Board, Pennsylvania Governor, Pennsylvania Senate President and Pennsylvania Speaker of the House to remove Judge Martin. Florida Family Association supporters sent over 6,300 emails to each official. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Judicial Conduct Board reprimanded Judge Mark Martin.
Confronted the Hillsborough County School Board regarding a teacher in Tampa, Florida who allowed a representative from CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) to teach more than 400 high school students about Islam and Sharia law. Florida Family Association’s public records request which the school district complied with on December 14, 2011 (the beginning of Christmas break) produced the proof that CAIR officials made presentations to students at Steinbrenner High School in Tampa. Florida Family Association supporters sent 10,000 emails to each school board member and funded a billboard near the high school which offered $3,000 for information regarding any future presentations by CAIR. School board chair Candy Olson said “I think it is highly unlikely that if a teacher chooses to invite a speaker in would invite CAIR right now. They don’t want to be the target of this kind of thing.” There appear to be no plans for CAIR officials to address students in the near future.
Supporters sent approximately 8 million emails to various officials in response to Florida Family Association email alert campaigns. Tens of thousands of emails each week influenced dozens of companies to discontinue advertising during monitored shows and news reports.
Web site Welcometotampafl.org reports helped diminish former CAIR official’s political status. Ahmed Bedier, former Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Tampa Executive Director and current president of the pro-Sharia group called United Voices for America no longer holds two influential political positions. He is no longer a board member of the ACLU of Florida nor the president at the Tampa/Hillsborough County Human Relations Council after articles regarding the same were posted at Welcometotampafl.org
Conducted other efforts which opposed Islamization of America including:
* Launched email campaign calling on Best Buy to rule out future donations to Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). Best Buy was Platinum Sponsor at CAIR-Minnesota 2012 banquet.
* Launched an email campaign calling on the Ashford Hospitality Trust not to cater to Islamic extremists at their 113 hotels in the future after the Islamic Society of North America used the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore for a conference to legitimize and advance Sharia law in America.
* Targeted advertisers of WTSP, Channel 10 in Tampa Bay, after the evening news aired a primetime, unopposed interview with the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Tampa executive director Hassan Shibly on of all days 9-11-2012. The report denied CAIR’s ties to terrorists, glamorized CAIR and applauded Shibly’s access to Tampa students.
* Supported during the 2012 Florida Legislative Session HB 1209 and SB 1360 titled Application of Foreign Law which would have prohibited Florida courts from accepting those provisions of Islamic Sharia law and other international laws or foreign codes which are inconsistent with American laws.
Influenced G4TV channel to drop Rated “A” for Adult after losing many advertisers. G4TV is a television video game channel watched heavily by teens and children. Rated A for Adult was a program devoted to promoting the hardcore pornography industry. G4TV stands for “Games for television” which primarily features numerous shows that deal with video gaming. Sadly, this meant that tens of thousands of teenagers and children who tune in for the video gaming shows were exposed to this porn show. The program stopped airing after losing close to ninety percent of their mainstream advertisers.
Influenced SpikeTV channel to drop Blue Mountain State after losing many advertisers. Spike TV’s Blue Mountain State is a show about the many perversions of a college football team that has orange and blue uniforms like the Florida Gators. Blue Mountain State appeared to be focused on mocking Tim Tebow’s Christian faith. Florida Family Association supporters sent emails to the companies that advertised on Blue Mountain State. The show has not aired since April 2012.
Helped influence Comedy Central to forgo plans to produce the cartoon “JC” which would have mocked Jesus, God and Christians. “Comedy Central officially announced their development slate for 2010/2011” on May 6, 2010 which they said would include a cartoon series about Jesus Christ called "JC." The story line would have included Jesus moving to New York City to "escape his father's enormous shadow" in order to live a normal life. The network said that God would have been portrayed as an "apathetic" father, obsessed with playing video games. Florida Family Association supporters sent thousands of emails which informed network officials they would contact advertisers. “JC” never aired.
Launched a campaign to oppose “Office Depot Partners with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation to Create a Braver, Kinder School Year - Office Depot to Donate At Least $1 Million to Support Born This Way Foundation.” There is no scientific evidence that anyone is born gay. 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 propaganda.
Influenced Chevron and Citgo to require independent retailers of their gasoline to stop selling pornography. Florida Family Association influenced 12 Major Oil companies to adopt marketing agreement restrictions which prohibit about 100,000 retail locations from selling porn. These restrictions and the contact information for each company are posted at Floridafamily.org. Chevron enforced their contract terms at a store in Coco, Florida and Citgo at a store in Gainesville, Florida.
Opposed bills filed during the 2012 Florida Legislative Session that pushed the homosexual agenda. All of the bills died without hearings in any committees which was Florida Family Association’s goal. HB 139 & SB 166 entitled Domestic Partnerships were pushed by homosexual activists to essentially legalize same sex marriage in Florida. HB 247 and SB 340 sought to add “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” as special classes to Florida’s discrimination laws.
Summary of some prior years long term efforts.
Influenced OVER 3,200 COMPANIES to STOP advertising on irresponsible radio and television programs resulting in several shows being removed from the air including the ones listed below. Florida Family Association's monitoring software sends an average of 6,000 emails to the ceos and marketing vps of advertising companies each month. Supporters send tens of thousands of emails to advertisers each month.
• Action - Fox
• All-American Muslim - TLC Click here for info.
• Centerfold Babylon - VH1
• Biography Traci Lords - A&E
• Blue Mountain State - SpikeTV Click here for into.
• Ellen (sitcom) - ABC
• Erin Sommer's "Passion Phones" radio
• Girls Gone Wild Uncovered - VH1
• Glenn Martin DDS - Nickolodeon, Comedy Central, MTV2 Click here for info.
• Howard Stern - WB, UPN, CBS television affiliates and FM Florida radio affiliates.
• Hugh Hefner American Playboy - A&E
• Inside the Playboy Mansion - A&E, History
• Jenna Jameson Confessions - VH1
• Playboy Club - NBC Click here for info.
• Playboy's Celebrity Centerfolds - A&E
• Playboy's Girls Next Door - E! Click here for info.
• Rated "A" for Adult - G4TV Click here for info.
• Ron & Ron radio show
• RuPaul's Drag Race Show - VH1 & Centric Click here for info.
• Shot at Love with Tila Tequila - MTV
• Skins - MTV Click here for info.
• Sordid Lives - LOGO
• The Man Show - Comedy Central, G4TV
• Tila Tequila's Spring Break Fantasy - MTV
• TransAmerican Love Story - LOGO
• Transform Me VH1 - Click here for info.
• Undressed - MTV
• When Playboy Ruled the World - VH1
• Wild On (over 30 programs) E!
Influenced 12 major oil companies to adopt Marketing Agreement terms that prohibit the sale of pornography by independent retailers who sell their brand of gasoline at approximately 100,000 locations. To read each oil company's letter to Florida Family Association stating their Marketing Agreement terms that prohibit the sale of pornography click on the following links: BP-Amoco Chevron Citgo Conoco ExxonMobil Hess Marathon Murphy Phillips Sunoco Texaco
Influenced over 35,000 stores to STOP selling pornographic magazines including but not limited to the following stores (click on linked store names for documentation):
• 7 Eleven
• Amoco Split Second
• Country Cupboard
• Cumberland Farms
• EZ Serve
• Farm Stores
• Handy Foods
• Kash n' Karry
• Lil Champ
• Majik Mart
• Starvin Marvin
• Swifty Serve
• Texaco Food Mart
• The Pantry
Helped stopped Special Rights for Homosexuals from passing in the 1991 through 2011 Florida Legislative Sessions. Florida Family Association has vigorously opposed every bill in the Florida Legislature that sought to add "sexual orientation" and "transgender" as special classes since 1991.
Florida Family Association reported the first known honor killing in Florida and confronted the cover up by law enforcement. Tampa Police accepted a belated and contradicted Palestinian family’s account of the death Fatima Abdallah. The family claims that she beat her head on a coffee table until she died. Click here for more information
Influenced 7 companies to remove the ad copy from over 150 billboards that promoted Cafe' Risque and Cafe' Erotica on Interstate 75 and Interstate 95 respectively. FFA influenced the following companies to discontinue placement of the nude clubs' billboards:
• 3M National
• Atlantic Outdoor Advertising
• Gator Outdoor Advertising
• Hancock Outdoor Advertising
• Naegle Advertising
• Tri-State Outdoor Advertising
• Whiteco Metrocom
These were the company names at the time. The remaining billboards are owned by the club or small private property owners.
Filed three successful complaints with the Federal Communications Commission regarding:
• Bubba the Love Sponge
• Neil Rogers
• Live Rap concert on CBS radio.
Influenced OVER FORTY-FIVE cities and counties to enact laws to restrict sexually oriented businesses or prohibit public nudity.
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