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AFA: Fostering even more confusion isn’t the answer to darkness and delusion about individual identity

April 25, 2022

TUPELO, Miss. — American Family Association (AFA, www.AFA.net) responded to another instance of corporate cultural indoctrination as Apple introduced new iPhone emojis for IOS 15.4, including one for a “third gender” and a pregnant man. The “third gender” image is the face of a “neutral” person wearing a crown. In an attempt to conceal the manipulative techniques, Apple also rolled out more than 100 innocuous emojis such as new smiley faces. Through this seemingly casual introduction of “woke” emojis, Apple joins the ranks of corporate giants such as Disney and Netflix in the list of companies creating a stir as they promote gender confusion through their products.

AFA’s Executive Vice President Ed Vitagliano commented on Apple’s latest update, claiming that the new “woke” emojis foster even more confusion for those who might already be struggling with their identities.

“We can all hope that the lunacy being exhibited by corporate America in its thirst for woke approval will one day be rejected and scorned by the vast majority of people in this country,” said Vitagliano. “But this woke pandering is also quite sad, because there really are people who are struggling with their identity and feel lost. The answer isn’t to encourage them to continue wandering aimlessly in the darkness of their delusion, because that will only prolong their suffering. The answer is the gospel and the love of God. That is the light that will help the lost find their way home and find the peace they desire.”

For over 40 years, AFA has operated within the mission to inform, equip and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission.  Founded in 1977, AFA has long been on the front lines of America’s culture war. Today, AFA is one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country, with nearly a million online supporters and approximately 110,000 subscribers to The Stand (formerly known as the AFA Journal), the ministry’s monthly magazine.  Find AFA Action Alerts here.  In addition, AFA owns and operates nearly 180 radio stations across the country under the American Family Radio banner. 

View the media page for AFA here. For more information on American Family Association, visitwww.afa.net or follow AFA on Facebook or Twitter @AmericanFamAssc.