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Some of Florida Family Association's more important accomplishments during the past 26 years include:

2014 Florida Family Association Achievements followed by summary of significant accomplishments.

Influenced  193  out  of  209 companies to stop advertising on Al Jazeera America since January 2013.  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.  One hundred sixty six (166) companies stopped advertising  after the Florida Family Association office communicated with the companies’ CEOs and Marketing VPs.  Twenty seven (27) companies stopped advertising after being targeted by Florida Family Association online campaigns.  A HollywoodReporter.com April 11, 2014 headline stated  Dozens Laid Off at Al Jazeera America, subhead  line  reported   The cable news network is disbanding its sports unit and scaling back its social media program, "The Stream" and article stated in part:  Al Jazeera America  has laid off dozens of employees as part of restructuring. The channel is disbanding its sports unit and scaling back its social-media-driven show The Stream from a daily show to a once-a-week program.
 
Influenced one hotel group to cancel a Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) event  in 2014 and three hotel groups to stop allowing their facilities to be used by Islamist political groups since 2013.   Florida  Family  Association’s email campaign influenced Lodging Hospitality Management (LHM)  to cancel the CAIR St. Louis conference scheduled for July 23, 2014 at the Seven Gables Inn in St. Louis MO. LHM operates 18 hotels.  Florida Family Association launched an online campaign that countered an Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) conference held on June 15, 2013 at the Doubletree  by  Hilton  in Dallas Near the Galleria.  Cathedral Hills Associates owns the Doubletree by Hilton in Dallas.  Cathedral Hills Associates’ 3 hotels did not host CAIR or ISNA events in 2014.  Florida Family Association launched a campaign that countered an ISNA conference held at the Hilton Airport  Tampa  Westshore  on  May 11-12, 2012.  Ashford Hospitality Trust owns the Hilton Airport Tampa.   Ashford Hospitality Trust has not hosted a CAIR or ISNA event since 2012 at any of their 113 hotels.  Florida Family Association launched a campaign that countered an Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) convention held at the Sheraton Downtown Chicago December 21-25, 2012.  Tishman Hotel Corporation owns the Sheraton Downtown Chicago.   None  of  Tishman  Hotel’s  9  facilities have catered to Islamists’ political groups since 2012.   Florida Family Association launched several email campaigns in 2014   aimed at educating and motivating six hotel companies to stop allowing the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) from  using  their  conference  facilities  to  advance  their  agenda.  The six campaigns focused  on  CAIR  banquets  hosted  by the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington VA, Drury Lane in Chicago IL,  Anaheim  Hilton  in  Los Angeles CA,  Four  Points  Sheraton  in San Diego CA, Quorum Hotel’s Hilton Phoenix-Mesa in Phoenix AZ and Driftwood’s Tampa Downtown Hilton in Tampa FL.

Supporters sent approximately 20 MILLION emails to various officials in response to Florida Family Association email alerts and online campaigns during 2014 compared to 10 MILLION in 2013.  10,000s of emails are sent through floridafamily.org each week to defend American values.

Launched an online campaign and email alerts  that encouraged supporters to send emails that urged forty three justices with the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a 3 judge panel ruling that ordered Google to remove the controversial movie “Innocence of Muslims” from Youtube.com. Chief Judge Alex Kozinski’s opinion for the 2 to 1 panel ruling considered a Sharia fatwa as a legal basis for banning the Innocence of Muslims video from Youtube.  19,500  people  sent  emails  to  the  forty-three justices at the 9th U.S. Circuit through the Floridafamily.org email server which stated in part:  "I  respectfully ask you to avoid making exceptions for Islamists like Chief Judge Kozinski appears to have done in his opinion.  Please affirm the First Amendment rights that all Americans cherish by reversing the panel’s troubled ruling and affirming the district court’s order."   The majority of the 9th US Circuit Court judges voted on November 12, 2014 to order the en banc rehearing of this case.

Compelled Subway International to report “we do not offer and have no plans for Halal specific menu in the United States or Canada.  Florida Family Association sent out an email alert on May 7, 2014 which reported Islamists pressure Subway to serve only Sharia approved Halal certified meats at 200 stores in the United Kingdom.  Thousands of people sent emails to top Subway officials that stated in part:  Your no ham, no bacon, Halal only menu is offensive to me and would be unacceptable to millions  of  other  American  consumers  even  in  communities  with larger Muslim populations.  Please remember  that  Freedom   is  the  hallmark  of  the  American  way of life.   Sharia  compliant  food  for everyone is not Freedom.  Paula Gomez, Subway’s Customer Care Manager responded in less than 24 hours from the start of the online campaign with an email that stated in part:  “There  are currently Subway stores with a Halal menu in the UK, Ireland, Middle East and the Netherlands. There are no Subway locations in the US or Canada that offer the Halal specific menu and there are no plans on doing so.”

Published  online  articles  and  offered  online  email  forums used by thousands of supporters that helped influence the Florida Senate to vote 24 to 14 and Florida House to vote 78 to 40  to  approve Application of Foreign Law in Courts.  Application of Foreign Law  in Courts legislation prohibits Florida courts from considering some provisions of Sharia and other foreign laws.  The full senate amended SB 386, titled it Application of Foreign Law in Courts and voted 24 to 14 to approve the  new  language  on April 28, 2014 session.  The house voted 78 to 40 in favor of the amended  senate  version  SB 386 titled Application of Foreign Law in Courts during the April 30, 2014 session.  Florida Governor Rick Scott approved the legislation on Monday, May 12, 2014.

Countered Islamists’ billboard that stated “Jesus is Muslim” which was posted by CBS Outdoor.  CBS Outdoor posted ad copy the   last  week  of  March   2014  that   stated “Jesus is Muslim” on a billboard on Cleveland Avenue in Columbus Ohio.  Ask-a-Muslim.com., who sponsored the billboard, states:  Muslims  are  Christians For starters, Muslims are Christians  –   if   “Christian”   means   someone following the teachings of Christ, so by learning about Islam you are not disobeying Jesus.   Florida Family Association launched a long term online homepage campaign through which thousands of people sent emails  to  CBS  Outdoor.  The emails urged “CBS Outdoor to adopt company wide policy that requires performing due diligence to prevent posting of inaccurate ad copy that diminishes the integrity of other faiths.”  The billboard was removed and no similar billboards have been reported posted by CBS Outdoor.

Countered  Pearson  plc  for  publishing  the  World History  text  book  that pushes biased, imbalanced view of Islam on students, subsidiary that advertised on Al Jazeera America and another company that promotes Sharia compliant financial institutions.   Pearson  plc  owns  Prentice  Hall, which is  the company that published the Islamist biased World History text book.   Pearson plc  also  owns  The  Economist  who  advertised  on  Al Jazeera America and The Financial Times who promotes Sharia compliant banks at FT.com.   Florida  Family  Association email  campaigns  influenced  The  Economist   to   stop advertising on Al Jazeera America.  Florida Family Association launched online campaigns  that  voiced  concern  about  Pearson  plc’s  publishing  of  Islamist  biased textbooks and the Financial Times (FT.com) promotion of Sharia compliant banks that influenced Bank of America and SPDR ETF to stop advertising at The Financial Times (FT.com.)

Countered MTV’s partnership with CAIR to shape television programming despite the group’s Islamist Agenda.  The Clarion Project reported in part: MTV is including the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity with   a   history of radicalism, in its "world-class coalition of expert partners" for a campaign to combat discrimination and inequality. CAIR has a history of tarring its opponents by calling them “anti-Muslim” or “Islamophobes.”   The multi-year "Look Different" campaign will use celebrity activism, television shows and social media to influence the over 500 million households that MTV is available in. While well-intentioned, MTV unfortunately chose to include CAIR, an organization with an extremist history that tars every opponent as an anti-Muslim bigot.   Florida  Family  Association  launched  a  long term online homepage campaign through which thousands  of  people  sent emails that urged officials at MTV and parent company Viacom to drop CAIR as an expert in their "Look Different" campaign.

Countered CAIR’s failed attempt to bully FX into not airing or censoring their new show called TyrantFlorida Family Association sent out several email alerts entitled CAIR pressures FX to allow them to censor new series called Tyrant.   The  alert asked readers to send emails that would encourage FX officials not to forfeit their First Amendment rights to Islamists.   Thousands of people sent emails to encourage FX officials to stand their ground and ignore Hamas linked CAIR.  FX aired the new show   as  planned  despite  the  Council  on  American Islamic Relation's bullying.  CAIR escalated their demand on June 20, 2014 with another announcement   after   FX   started promoting Tyrant without regard for the Muslim Brotherhood front organization’s demand.  The first episode of Tyrant aired on FX on June 24, 2014 at 10:00 pm.  

Countered  Universal  Studio’s  new movie  Non-stop  which demeaned 9/11 families, degraded combat veterans and advanced Islam according to the Breitbart.com  article  titled 'Non-Stop' Review: Liam Neeson Thriller Hits New Left-Wing Low.  Universal Studios is a subsidiary of NBC Universal  which  is  owned  by Comcast Corporation.  Debra Burlingame of the 9/11 families issued the following alert reprinted here in part:   Hollywood’s political correctness has now crossed the line.    The  “big  reveal”  of Liam  Neeson’s  new  thriller,”  Non-Stop,  is  that the terrorist hijacker who is anonymously murdering innocent passengers on a commercial airliner is a 9/11 family member/military combat vet fed up with meaningless war.   Worse,  the  flight’s  quiet  hero  who  comes to the aid of the protagonist, thereby saving the day, is a Muslim doctor.   (Oh, the irony, that  Al Qaeda’s number one is Ayman Al Zawahiri, a doctor.  And that six of the Glasgow bombing plot were….Muslim doctors.  Florida Family Association launched an online campaign through which thousands of people sent emails to NBC Universal officials that conveyed strong disappointment regarding the content of the movie Non-stop.

Objected to Sam’s Club donation of $2,500 to a mosque named after the military wing of Hamas.  The mosque was  directed  by  man  who  pleaded guilty to raising support for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, has been a member of ISNA and hosted a CAIR propaganda event.   The Sam’s Club located in Brandon, Florida had a large photograph of a $2,500 check  made  out from Sam’s Club payable to the Islamic Community of Tampa placed on the wall.  The Islamic Community of Tampa is also known as the Al-Qassam mosque.  InvestigativeProject.org reports “The mosque, according to Sami Al-Arian, was named after Izzedin al-Qassam.   Al-Qassam, a Syrian killed fighting the British mandate in 1935, ‘is the main source of inspiration for the Islamic Jihad movement.’”  Sami  Al-Arian,   former  Chairman of the mosque, was indicted in February 2003 on 17 counts under  the  Patriot  Act  for  allegedly  being  the  leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).   In 2006, Al-Arian pleaded guilty and was sentenced to prison.   Florida  Family  Association launched an online campaign through which thousands of people sent emails to Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart officials to express outrage over their company’s support of this mosque.

Countered USA Today’s article that applauded Sharia in America.  USA Today published  a  headline  story  in their Sunday, October 12, 2014 Money section titled “Sharia financing takes off in the West.”  A full page Samsung advertisement paid the way for USA Today to publish this rubbish.  The article  reports  that  Ahmed  Khan wanted to expand his Halal only meat company, Barkaat Foods, in America.   However, Khan’s “strict adherence to his Muslim faith”  would  not  allow  him  to  obtain  a traditional American loan.   He  needed  a loan  that  would  comply with Islamic Sharia law.  Prairie Street Capital invested the money in Barkaat Foods that Khan needed to expand.  USA Today wrote a glowing headline  article  that  clearly applauds an American business for providing Sharia compliant funds to a company that sells Sharia compliant Halal meats.  Sharia law is not limited to the subject of finance and food as reported in this article.  Florida Family Association launched an online campaign through which thousands of people sent emails of concern to Samsung, USA Today and Prairie Street Capital officials.

Criticism  of  Michigan  Governor Rick Snyder’s attendance at Hamas linked Islamic Society of  North  America  (ISNA) conference appears to have influenced him to tell attendees that “Israel has a right to peacefully exist.”   Florida Family Association sent out email alerts that reported “Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to speak at The  Islamic  Society  of  North   America   (ISNA) conference on August 29th.”  The alert encouraged readers to send emails that educated Governor Snyder about ISNA and urged him to withdraw from addressing the Hamas linked organization.  Thousands of people sent emails and called the governor’s office.  Nevertheless, Governor Snyder addressed the ISNA conference but surprisingly defended Israel’s right to peacefully exist which brought on Islamist criticism.

Influenced low overall attendance, a 70% drop in children attendance and a major decrease in Gay Day patron visibility and revelry at Disney World during Gay Day 2014.  Florida Family Association hired three aircraft to pull banners  for  40  total hours two days 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 7, 2014.  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 this event to legitimize their lifestyle.  Mainstream family attendance  was down approximately 30% below the average attendance  of  the last  10  years.  Attendance by children was down about 70% from when this event first started in 1991.   Explicit  shirts,  hats, revelry or public displays of affection witnessed at past Gay Days was almost nonexistent on June 7, 2014.

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
Albertsons
Amoco Split Second
Country Cupboard
Cumberland Farms
EZ Serve
• Farm Stores
Handy Foods
Kash n' Karry
• Lil Champ
Majik Mart
RaceTrac
Sav-A-Ton
• Sprint
Starvin Marvin
Swifty Serve
• Texaco Food Mart
• The Pantry

Helped stopped Special Rights for Homosexuals from passing in the 1991 through 2014 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.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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