“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.” -Matthew 7:13-14 (ESV)
Over the past two weeks, I have spoken with several pastors and people of faith about the dramatically shifting political climate in our state. There is certainly no question that New Mexico is changing. The question is, is it changing for the better? And my guess is that most of you would agree that it is not.
Following recent attacks on our organization by the far-left, I had several Democrats reach out to me and express frustration with the direction of their party and our state. Some cited the abandoning of traditional and cultural values, including the centrality of the family. Others mentioned a lack of tolerance in the party for those who do not toe the line of the far-left. And many spoke of the troubling influence of radical progressive politics, largely perpetuated by Democratic leaders who are trying to turn New Mexico into the next California.
This begs the question—Is 2019 the year we become New Mexifornia?
To be frank, I believe the outcome of the November election will determine the answer to that question. And the outcome of the November election will be based on whether or not people of faith like us get out of the pews and to the polls.
New Mexico is at a crossroads, and make no mistake, our core issues of life, family, and religious freedom hang in the balance.
Will New Mexico go the route of California—a state that consistently opposes the sanctity of human life; a state that constantly enacts laws to erode the family; and a state that is unrelenting in its attack against people of faith?
Or will we choose another path?
Friends—this November, I hope you will join us in pursuing another path and direction for our state…
- A state where religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and live is cherished;
- A state that is no longer known for its “culture of death,” but for its “culture of life”;
- A state that is no longer known for punishing people of faith, but for its acceptance of people of faith and their right to live out their faith;
- A state that is no longer known for broken families and poor education, but for its strong families and quality education; and
- A state in which we speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15) and love our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:39).
To this end, Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico is committed to working hard and ensuring that Christians have a voice in politics and policy. However, in order for us to continue our work, we need your financial support and, thankfully, one of our ministry partners has stepped up in a big way to make your year-end donation go twice as far.
From now through the end of the year, your financial gifts will be DOUBLED, thanks to a $25,000 matching grant provided by a local New Mexico family. So, if you support our efforts and believe in our vision, please CLICK HERE and make a donation today!
President and Executive Director