2013 Florida Family Association Achievements followed by summary of significant accomplishments.
Influenced 138 out of 146 companies to stop advertising on Al Jazeera America. Al Jazeera, the Arabic news channel headquartered in the Middle East (Doha, Qatar), purchased the Current TV channel at the end of 2012 giving it the potential of reaching millions of viewers in the United States. Al Jazeera is a news company that is owned by a non-democratic, monarch styled emirate who does not afford citizens freedom of the press. The emirate espouses Islamic Sharia law, backs the leader of Hamas and supports the Muslim Brotherhood. Al Jazeera is a mouthpiece for the Muslim Brotherhood and Arab Spring. The Muslim Brotherhood is the single largest promoter of the Islamist extremist movement in the world. Nothing less should be expected to come from Al Jazeera’s access to cable viewers in America. Florida Family Association launched online campaigns where supporters sent emails to companies that continued to advertise after receiving communications from the Florida Family Association office. Those campaigns influenced the following companies to stop advertising on Al Jazeera America: ADT, AIG, Chrysler Corporation (Dodge Dart, Fiat), Darden Restaurants (Red Lobster), E-Trade, Foster Grant, Hershey, Kia, Neat Company, Nestle (Gerber Life), Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser, plc, Reputation.com, and Vonage. No Fortune 1000 companies have advertised on the channel after October 6, 2013.
Effectively urged five hoteliers to stop allowing their facilities to be used by Islamist political groups to advance their agenda. Florida Family Association launched email campaigns that challenged five hotel companies to stop allowing pro-Sharia, Islamist organizations from using their conference facilities to advance their agenda. The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) held conferences on June 15, 2013 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Dallas Near the Galleria and on June 29, 2013 at the Sheraton Tampa East. Cathedral Hills Associates owns the Doubletree by Hilton in Dallas. The Sheraton Tampa East is owned by Starwood Hotels. The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) held a banquet on September 28, 2013, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. The Crystal Gateway Marriott is owned by Marriott International. The Council on American Islamic Relations of Arizona (CAIR-AZ) held their “Second Annual Faith in Freedom Banquet” on November 9, 2013 at the Hilton Phoenix/Mesa. Quorum Hotels and Resorts owns the Hilton Phoenix/Mesa. The Council on American Islamic Relations of California (CAIR-LA) held their “Faith in Freedom Banquet” on November 16, 2013 at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel in Anaheim, CA. The Anaheim Hilton is owned by Hilton Worldwide. Hospitality Trust’s 113 hotels may not cater to Islamists extremists in the future as they did with Islamic Society of North America’s pro-Sharia law conference in Tampa. The hotelier has not been found to have catered to similar organizations since the May 2012 event following a Floridafamily.org online campaign. Post event online campaigns continue at Floridafamily.org where visitors send emails to encourage these hoteliers to consider their concerns regarding the booking of similar events in the future. These email campaigns not only voice concern about this important issue but they also educate corporate officials with the facts regarding Islamization in America.
Influenced Wells Fargo logo to be removed as a sponsor from CAIR-LA online banquet promotion. Florida Family Association sent out an email alert on October 8, 2013 which reported that Wells Fargo was shown as the only Non-Islamic sponsor of the CAIR-LA banquet. Thousands of concerned consumers emailed and called Wells Fargo officers and directors. The Wells Fargo logo was removed from the CAIR-LA online banquet promotional photograph on October 9, 2013. This is a victory in that Wells Fargo does not want to publicly associate with CAIR as a banquet sponsor.
Successfully challenged Dish Network’s public support as a sponsor of major convention of pro-Sharia, Muslim Brotherhood linked, Islamist groups. Dish Network was the only non-Islamic organization that appeared as a sponsor of the Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) convention titled “Toward a Renaissance: believe, act & engage” held December 21-25, 2012 at the Sheraton Downtown Chicago. “Renaissance” means Islamist dogma based upon the conference statement “The Arab Spring associated with the Islamic Awakening in many parts of the Muslim world.” Dish Network has not shown up as a sponsor of Islamist events since Florida Family Association’s online campaign regarding this issue.
Influenced mainstream family attendance at Disney World during Gay Day 2013 to DROP. Florida Family Association hired three aircraft to pull banners for 40 total hours the day before and the day of Gay Day. The banners warned tens of thousands of families about the offensive gay pride event in the Magic Kingdom on June 1, 2013. 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 25% to 30% over the average attendance of the last ten years. This warning spared thousands of children from the unexpected exposure to this coming out party.
Countered Lady Gaga’s “Born this Way” concert tour with airplane banners stating “Not Born This Way.” Florida Family Association paid Aerial Messages to fly a banner that stated “NOT BORN THIS WAY” on January 14, 2013 around the Tacoma Dome and January 31, 2013 around the Houston Texas Toyota Center. These banners flew for several hours before the Lady Gaga concerts started at those locations. The Tacoma Washington concert was Gaga’s first “Born this Way” event in the United States. Florida Family Association told CBS News, Huffington Post, Tacoma News Tribune and other news organizations that reported on the banner that Gaga could be responsible for influencing many youth to accept a homosexual lifestyle who would have eventually otherwise matured as a heterosexual. The Born Brave bus promotion vanished from Gaga’s blog just days after the banners were flown. Additionally, Lady Gaga cancelled her tour because of her alleged hip surgery.
Initiated online campaign to urge the Disney Channel not to add first same-sex parents to their network which is watched predominantly by children. The Disney Channel announced plans in the summer of 2013 to add a family with two moms to the final episode of the last season of Good Luck Charlie. Bizpacreview.com reports in part: The LGBT lobby has been pressuring Disney lately to feature characters from its community in family-oriented programming. Once again LGBT activists are pushing their agenda on Disney. However, it appears from the choices that the Disney Channel made that they are reluctant to include same-sex characters on a regular basis. Disney made the decision that these characters will only have one episode which is the last episode of the final season. Florida Family Association initiated an online campaign where concerned parents send emails asking Disney officials to please place the welfare of our children over the agenda of LGBT activists.
Opposed bills filed during the 2013 Florida Legislative Session that pushed the homosexual agenda. Florida Family Association vigorously opposed SB 196 entitled Domestic Partnerships that was being pushed in the Florida Senate Children, Families, and Elder Affairs committee. This bill essentially sought to legalize same sex marriage in Florida. The SB 196 house companion bill and HB 239 and SB 348 which sought to add “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” as special classes to Florida’s discrimination laws were not heard in committee.
Fought for the passage of America Laws for America Courts legislation in 2013 Florida Legislative Session. This legislation would have prohibited Florida Courts from considering certain provisions of foreign law, including Sharia law, if they were in conflict with the United States or Florida Constitutions. The legislation was approved by the Florida House of Representatives. However, the legislation failed to pass the Florida Senate because of Democratic Senators who blocked it on procedural grounds.
Influenced BP 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. BP enforced their contract terms during 2013 at stores in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee and Portage, Wisconsin.
Supporters sent approximately 10 million emails to various officials in response to Florida Family Association email alert campaigns during 2013. Tens of thousands of emails each week educated corporate officials on important issues and influenced their policies.
Was labeled a top Islamophobe in America by CAIR. The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) issued their Islamophobe report on September 19, 2013. As expected, the report, as it relates to Florida Family Association, Inc., was long on name calling and short on the facts.
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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