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Don Wildmon Steps Down From AFA

Jim Burroway

March 3rd, 2010

According to a press release from the American Family Association, Donald Wildmon, the AFA’s chairman has resigned due to an illness. From August to November of last year, Wildmon battled St. Louis encephalitis from a mosquito bite. He also underwent surgery for cancer on his left eye. His son, Tim Wildmon, is expected to take over as head of the AFA.

The elder Wildmon will continue to work at AFA, but according to the press release he “will not have a leadership role.” His son has had a prominent role at the AFA for quite some time, and with his father’s presence still around, I wouldn’t expect too many changes.

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Richard W. Fitch
March 3rd, 2010 | LINK

Precisely! I get their “AFA Newsletter” and follow OneNewsNow. Tim has been signing the letters for almost a year now. Don’t expect ANY changes, just same ole same ole.

AJD
March 3rd, 2010 | LINK

I would really love to know why the Southern Poverty Law Center still hasn’t listed the AFA as a hate group…

homer
March 3rd, 2010 | LINK

What is it with the conservatives and their inherited positions? Billy Graham’s son, Oral Robert’s son, Phyllis Schlafly’s son, George Bush’s son, Dick Cheney’s daughter, the Kagans, etc., etc. I realize the Democrats had the Kennedys. But sheesh.

johnathan
March 3rd, 2010 | LINK

Speaking of conservatives and their inherited positions, Liz Cheney is especially sad to see. I really don’t see her stepping out for / to the LGBT community that much anymore However, I don’t believe she really did much in the first place while her father was in charge, and I use the phrase “while her father was in charge” without jest.

Candace
March 3rd, 2010 | LINK

For the record: out of those inheriting christian positions from their fathers, Franklin Graham is not a jackass like some you mentioned.

gordo
March 3rd, 2010 | LINK

Liz Cheney is straight. Mary Cheney, her sister, is a lesbian.

AdrianT
March 3rd, 2010 | LINK

A great pity that, when his time comes, there won’t be a hell for this horrible man to go to.

Ben in Oakland
March 3rd, 2010 | LINK

Inquiring minds want to know:

Why did god smite this arch-holyman with cancer and who knows what else? What evil did he ocmmit that would bring about this punishment?

My god can beat up your god.

johnathan
March 4th, 2010 | LINK

Gordo… oh yeah…the weird thing is, I never remember seeing Liz Cheney until AFTER Bush/Cheney left the White House. Then, I haven’t seen Mary Cheney and I’ve only seen Liz Cheney. Forgive me for mixing the two, because I thought — for a minute — they were one and the same.

I realize appearance-wise, they are not the same, but…where IS Mary?

Mortanius
March 4th, 2010 | LINK

When it is one of their own “it is God’s will” and “Thy Will Be Done”, but when it is a gay person, the “God’s will” changes to “God’s Wrath on your sinful lifestyle”.

Ephilei
March 4th, 2010 | LINK

Don’t forget Dobson’s son. Daddy Dobson is even hurting Focus on the Family to put his son in power.

IMO, Billy was far better than Franklin.

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