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AFA-IN: Restoring the Voice of the Family

AFA-IN: Restoring the Voice of the Family

Understanding One of America’s Premiere Pro-Family Advocates

“You’re the group that got 800 people at our city council to stop a strip club.”  “You’re the group that fights for religious freedom.” “AFA’s the one that helped pass the In God We Trust license plate.”  “You’re part of that lawsuit against those city ordinances.” “You stood up for traditional marriage at the legislature.” “I saw you speaking on the news.” 

 All these things, and much more, can be said of the American Family Association of Indiana, but who are we really?  As passionate as we still are about so many issues, after nearly 25 years of battles, we are not defined by any one event or issue.   We much prefer to be defined by our mission to restore the value and the voice of the traditional family in Indiana.

Our official mission statement is: “The mission of the American Family Association of Indiana is to educate and activate Hoosiers to preserve the traditional moral foundations of American culture by advocating for these values in the home and public square.”  At our core, this is the essence of your AFA-IN. 

What does this mission mean in practice?  Put into action, here is what you should expect of us:

  AFA of Indiana acts to defend the timeless values and principles which best allow families, churches, schools and businesses to thrive in Indiana.

  AFA of Indiana acts to encourage people of faith and virtue to fulfill their civic duties as voices in the government, media and culture. 

AFA of Indiana acts to promote what is true, right and good for society, Hoosier families, and the institutions that sustain a healthy culture.

  AFA of Indiana acts to promote truth and expose lies that harm Hoosiers.

  AFA of Indiana acts to educate Hoosiers on the issues of the day that impact their families, influence their government, undermine moral uprightness, or threaten their cherished institutions.

Our mission and our action steps do not change with the culture, with who holds office, with the top TV shows, with cultural interests or with public opinion polling.  We stand for time-tested truths and principles that are as lasting as human nature and ‘nature’s God,’ as some of America’s founders used to say.  We want what is best for Indiana and what has long been understood as best policies for humanity through morally ordered liberty allowing every Hoosier to thrive and excel. 

At this point, critics in our postmodern society would ask “Who defines best policies, morality or truths?”   The principles of  faith, family, liberty, limited government, and moral order were widely accepted for nearly 200 years of America’s existence.  These principles have mountains of research showing their societal benefits. They have been clearly espoused by AFA-IN since our founding in 1993.  

People still know down deep that an unborn child has value, children do best with a faithful, married mom and a dad, government is big and often burdensome,  porn dehumanizes women, gender differences are by God’s design, and they know that religious freedom was a key basis of America’s founding. 

It is our desire and vision for AFA-IN to be the voice for families like the old EF Hutton commercials. “When AFA speaks, people listen.”  We are striving to restore the value and virtue of the family in the public square once again. We believe this is necessary and with your support and prayers, we believe it is possible.

 

Ryan Defrates: Secret Agent – New AFA Animated Series for Kids

Ryan Defrates: Secret Agent – New AFA Animated Series for Kids

“It’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness.”

It’s an old saying, but one that AFA has tried to live by. That’s why I’m excited to tell you about an exciting new project from AFA that will punch some holes in the spiritual and moral darkness that shrouds our land.

American Family Studios wants you to meet the secret agent your kids (and grandkids) are going to love…Ryan Defrates

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The Christians Strike Back

The Christians Strike Back

Want to pass along a powerful national article which highlights the work of the AFA of Indiana.  It praises the bold actions we have taken in standing up for the Rights of Conscience and Religious Freedom. This is occurring through our lawsuit against the state and several city ordinances that can punish people for their peaceably held beliefs.

Every Hoosier should be free to live and work according to their faith without fear of unjust punishment from the government.  The ordinances that we are challenging in court can force people who willingly serve everyone to promote messaged and participate in events that conflict with their beliefs. –Read Article

Is “The Circle” the most conservative movie of 2017?

Is “The Circle” the most conservative movie of 2017?

Make no mistake: “The Circle” is not a great movie by any means.

However, it is a movie I would highly recommend that every American see. Although we’re not even halfway through 2017, it’s hard to believe Hollywood will release a more conservative movie this year.

I have not seen a contemporary film that does a better job of deconstructing the fake utopian schemes of progressivism. I only doubt whether that was the movie’s actual purpose … or the filmmakers couldn’t help but subconsciously go there, given the subject matter. – Read More

Rediscovering wisdom of Founding Fathers

Rediscovering wisdom of Founding Fathers

While growing number of states are realizing the importance of teaching high school students the nation’s founding documents after schools have ignored them for years, unfortunately our Indiana Legislature has been unwilling to see the wisdom so obvious to other states as our Civics Bill once again was shelved in 2017!

Kentucky and Arkansas have become the latest of more than a dozen states requiring high school social studies curricula to include material covered by the 100 questions asked on the naturalization exam, which includes questions about U.S. history, civics, and government. – Read More