Moms: Loving their families … and loving the nation

May 10

I’ll never know what it’s like to be a girl. A woman. A mom, a daughter or a sister.

But I have the privilege of having a mother who is still alive and who has been there for me every day of my 53 years on this earth. She stood by me and helped me reach my highest highs, and she was there for me through my lowest lows. Stacey and I have been married now for 26 years, and for 23 of them I’ve had the joy of seeing her as a mother of our three daughters.

The miracle of life, with the engine of creation placed within the womb of every mother, is beyond the awe that I can describe in this email. A mother’s love and care for her children is something that also defies description. In an era in which divorce and broken families have become common, our entire culture has been held together with the strength of mothers, grandmothers and aunts.

Being a mother today isn’t easy. In the K12 school systems, adults openly try to teach values counter to those that a mother is instilling in her child. Sons and daughters are being reduced to participants in the sexualization schemes of the Left. Drugs and alcohol are more available than ever. Addiction is growing instead of shrinking. Now, sports gambling is being added to the pornography that our kids see on the internet, television, radio and social media. And on top of all this, some misguided folks would have you believe that boys and men can have these experiences too, whether through costumes, drugs or surgery. But the truth is, we can’t. Not even close.

Men simply haven’t had to deal with being reduced to their sexuality, or constantly evaluated based on our appearance. Men don’t know what it is to be interviewed for a job differently, let alone paid less for the same work. Men don’t have to look over their shoulder when they walk to their car in a dark parking lot. Men’s participation in the viable conception years is a much different burden than what girls experience every month.

My point here is that women have a lot to endure for the love, joy and success of our species. It is in part for this reason that FPA fights so hard against the LGBTQ agenda and the abortion industry’s attempts to marginalize motherhood itself.

Moses himself was spared because God chose the leadership of women, mothers and nurses in Egypt to disregard their ruler’s order to kill male children. These women had the moral courage to not only stand against the Pharoah, but to cunningly operate plans to circumvent the government’s evil plan.

As then, many girls and women today lead the fight for their rights in sports, the right to a childhood without being sexualized, and the right to life of preborn babies. At FPA, we have the privilege of having several mothers on our team, two of whom became new mothers just this year!

FPA is simply a Christian organization that was created to mobilize, educate and activate Christians and other social conservatives so that we might replace anti-family policy with pro-life and pro-family policy. Said differently, our job is to work for mothers and fathers and grandparents all day every day. That is why Mother’s Day is such a big deal to us.

On Mother’s Day each year, we get a chance to do something to demonstrate our love for the moms and grandmothers in our lives. And we get a chance to invite our sons and daughters in on the action too so they can see us properly honor motherhood.

Today, Family Policy Alliance is praying for every mother in America, and we are doing one additional thing. We are asking the mothers in our audience to invite another mother, grandmother or aunt to join us at FPA.

In 2021 in Virginia, an underfunded, political novice was running for Governor as a Republican against a former Governor with huge name identification in a blue state. His name is Glenn Youngkin, and he is now governor for one reason: mothers in Virginia had enough and joined together in one simple act of rebellion. They turned out and voted.

In 2024, we have a similar opportunity everywhere in America. Know that FPA will continue to stand alongside your family and support you as we reclaim America for our children’s future.

This Mother’s Day, we pray that every mother will have a day of rest and joy surrounded by their children and family. We salute you all, and thank you for what you do not only for your family, but for our nation.

In honor of moms,

Craig DeRoche
President & CEO