Just days after convincing a national hardware chain to pull its financial support of the TLC show “All-American Muslim,” the Florida Family Association is now claiming its website has been hacked.
The conservative Tampa-based organization with ties to Carrollwood has long lobbied against what its founder David Caton says is “the rising tide of immorality," according to an article published in The Tampa Tribune.
The association’s members started a letter-writing campaign to Lowe’s following the show’s debut on TLC in November. “All-American Muslim” portrays the lives of five Muslim American families living in Dearborn, MI.
While supporters of the show say it’s a portrayal of what life is really like for these people, Caton claims "it's flat propaganda hiding the Islamic agenda's threat to American liberties and values," according to the Tribune article.
The St. Petersburg Times broke the news of the website’s alleged hacking this morning. Caton has claimed that he’s received threats since launching the campaign to get Lowe’s to pull its advertising from the TLC show.
On the association’s website, Caton wrote: “No further proof is needed of the potential for vicious action then exactly what these folks are trying to do to this web site. The attack has been extremely mean spirited.”
Caton did not return phone calls this morning.
The Florida Family Association has a Carrollwood phone number, but operates using a downtown Tampa post office box. It is unclear where the organization is based.
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