January 2009
Prayer, Politics, Protest
Both sides knew the stakes couldn’t be higher. Pastors, priests and ministers from various denominations conferenced and strategized. [more]
What ‘Secret Life’ really reveals On January 5 ABC Family begins airing 12 new one-hour episodes of The Secret Life of the American Teenager, the breakout summer hit . [more]
FOCA, the death act, would be an Obanination
On a typical day in the mid-1990s, Dr. Leroy Carhart arrived at his office in Bellevue, Nebraska, to perform his medical specialty – partial-birth abortion. [more]
• A movie that saves babies [more]
• A law that could kill them [more]

AFA launches boycott of PepsiCo [more]

Studies again confirm TV shapes social script [more]

PTC finds increase in harsh profanity on TV [more]

Chick-fil-A founder wins award for philanthropy [more]

Upcoming movie seeks to bring Biblical truth [more]

Time with dad means higher IQ for children [more]

Christian heritage content added to new Capitol Visitor Center [more]

Teachers angered by dues funding homosexual agenda [more]

Focus on Family counters libraries’ pro-gay stance [more]

Study: Doctors prefer adult stem-cell research [more]

Catholic school honors pro-abortion Supreme Court Judge Breyer [more]

Third Episcopal diocese votes to secede [more]

Schools urged to observe religious freedom [more]

A child’s first ‘press-and-play’ Bible story book [more]

Fox affirms life in Seuss cartoon
The animated film version of Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! is now available as a two-disc special edition DVD. [more]

A wife’s cry for husband not in vain My husband and I met in November 1987 and married eight months later. Last August, we celebrated our 20th anniversary. . [more]

Praying for those we love the most
One of my favorite family memories is that of seeing our older son in his red Superman cape and his cowboy boots dancing his own choreographed version of an Ella Fitzgerald tune as it spun on his record player. [more]

Not safe to surf
Embrace it, reject it, ignore it, but there is no denying that technology is reshaping nearly every human endeavor. [more]

Review: Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin, Simon, Theodore and their songwriting companion, Dave, recently made their way onto DVD in the Alvin and the Chipmunks movie. [more]

Review: Hotel for Dogs
Get ready for a pack of canines to take over the big screen when Hotel for Dogs comes to theaters January 16. It’s intended to be the fun-loving story of two siblings in foster care who put the well-being of dogs above their own. [more]

Review: Starfish Cove – Never Trust A Krum! and Da’ Codfather Grand Design Productions (GDP) presents its new CGI animated series Starfish Cove, now available on DVD. [more]

Obscurity is not an option
By Tim Wildmon • President, AFA
You may have read the recent post-election column by Cal Thomas in which he encourages conservative Christians to get out of politics, government and public policy. [more]

California clergy saw the danger, got involved, won the battle
By Donald E. Wildmon • AFA Chairman
I am proud of the pastors, ministers and priests in California who stood up for traditional marriage and encouraged their parishioners to vote for Proposition 8 this past Election Day. The church in this nation owes them a great debt of gratitude. [more]

In the Nov/Dec 2008 issue of the AFA Journal, the feature story “Legends of the Fall” cited the research of Baylor University sociologist Rodney Stark, who stated that Vatican II declared that missing Mass was no longer a sin for Roman Catholics. Stark was wrong, and we apologize for the error and any frustration we may have caused the faithful Catholics who make church attendance a consistent part of their Christian walk.