"Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness but instead even expose them" Ephesians 5:11
The Australian Federation for the Family.
Protecting the Family from the display and distribution of toxic media;
providing strategy and research materials to this end.
We produce an informative quarterly publication, the AFF JOURNAL
Our Submissions to parliamentary committees have been instrumental in gaining restrictions
to the display of pornography in Australia. AFF distributes vital information that will assist you in educating others and
lobbying legislators: The Link between Pornography and Rape, Child Abuse and Pedophilia,
Prostitution: It's Effects of Family and Community, Gay Rights, Television Violence and The Safe Sex Myth
Visit our website regularly for updates on Legislation and campaigns
concerning the Internet , Television , and X-Rated Videos
Our News, Members and Links pages will help keep you up on current information, recent victories
and contain an archive of relevant articles.
Contact our Speakers' Bureau if you are interested in hosting an AFF Affecting Your Community
Seminar in your area.
|Jack and Margaret Sonnemann
early days of AFF
moving to Australia from Memphis, Tennessee in 1983, Jack Sonnemann and his wife, Margaret, founded the Australian Federation
for the Family (AFF) in response to the shocking open display of pornography in the nation.
At the time, they attempted
to get existing Australian pro-family groups involved in a boycott of advertisers in pornography but were told to
"start a group yourself" because of the general fear of litigation.
Mr. Sonnemann has appeared before numerous parliamentary committees
documenting the link between pornography and sexual aggression, and has successfully lobbied to raise the age of models that
appear in pornography and ban the use of "child magnets" and "pseudo-child imagery" in Australian pornography.
He is a frequent guest on Australian national radio and television shows. Memorably, Playboy’s
editor was fired after debating Mr. Sonnemann on Australia’s Today Show.
across Australia read his newsletter, The AFF Journal. Members of the Australian Federation for the Family have been responsible for removing Playboy from
some of Australia's largest retailers.
One hundred percent of the advertisers in Australian Playboy and Penthouse
cancelled their advertising contracts after being targeted by AFF's national boycott campaigns. No longer
able to withstand the financial pressure, Australian Playboy magazine ceased to exist in 2001.
The radical Australian homosexual community has been able to legitimize homosexual adoption, same-sex marriage, redefine
concepts such as tolerance and vilification and make dangerous inroads into Australia's school curriculums. AFF continues
to document the link between homosexuality and pedophilia and outlines many of the negative health effects of homosexuality
before legislators, church and community leaders. We regard each individual homosexual as equally in need
of redemption as every heterosexual and treat them with equal love and dignity.