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AFA Calls Out Government ‘Trampling Not Only Constitutional Liberties

November 15, 2021   

TUPELO, Miss. — The current administration, through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), says it will use the full force of the law to force companies with more than 100 employees to ensure that each one is vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 4 or be tested weekly for the virus. In response to this tactic, the American Family Association(AFA,afa.net), along with other companies, filed a lawsuit to stop this outrageous federal overreach, and the U.S. Fifth Court of Appeals issued a temporary stay on the vaccination mandate on November 6.

AFA Executive Vice President Ed Vitagliano commented, “We have almost come full circle in America. As a nation, our independence began in response to a king and the mandates of a government that trampled the rights of colonists. In 2021, we are battling in court against a president who acts like a king and an intrusive, coercive bureaucracy that is similarly trampling not only constitutional liberties but also basic human rights.

“AFA will not force its employees to violate their consciences just because the federal government is breathing threats against employers. The only thing the Biden administration hasn’t said in this debacle is, ‘It would be a shame if something happened to your business.’ We won’t act as leg-breakers for a government that is more like an organized crime enterprise than representatives who serve the people.”

AFA is working to protect its employees from severe governmental overreach, a violation of employees’ rights of conscience, and an invasion of health care privacy.

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 160,000 subscribers to 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.        


To interview American Family Association Executive Vice President Ed Vitagliano, or another AFA spokesperson, contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 105, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.