How should Christians respond to children in need? Dr. Sharen Ford of Focus on the Family says the Body of Christ needs to stand up and that we are called to be a father to the fatherless.

November is Adoption and Foster Care Month! This month, we reflect on the children in need of a loving home and take action to do our part in caring for our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Join us live today to wrap up Adoption and Foster Care Month as Craig DeRoche, CEO of Family Policy Alliance, sits down with Dr. Sharen Ford, Director for Foster Care and Adoption at Focus on the Family. Dr. Ford discusses why Christians in particular are called to action in this area, and how there are many ways we can care for the children in our communities.

Watch on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or below.

November 30, 2022 at 10:00am PT / 11:00am MT / 12:00pm CT / 1:00pm ET

Dr. Ford has dedicated her professional career to foster care and adoption services. She spent 30 years in the Division of Child Welfare Services at the Colorado Department of Human Services. She is the former President of the National Association of State Adoption Programs and the Association of Administrators for the Interstate Compact on Adoption Medical Assistance, and currently serves as the Director for Foster Care and Adoption at Focus on the Family.

See you soon,

Emma Rarden
Communications Specialist – Producer

Thank you to all who have been calling on your Senators to STOP the harmful same-sex marriage bill being fast-tracked in the Senate!

In case you haven’t heard, last night the Senate voted to move forward a version of the bill that claims to protect religious freedom for faith-based organizations, but those “protections” are fig leaves at best.

To be clear, that means that the Senate is advancing, at Christmastime, a bill that will target for punishment by the government any charity, ministry, school, or other faith-based organization that believes marriage is the union between one man and one woman.

Merry Christmas from the Schumer Senate.

Thankfully, three brave and bold Senators are working to provide real protection for faith-based ministries.

Senator Mike Lee (R—UT) is working to amend the bill and provide truly robust religious freedom protections. If Senators actually care about prohibiting the government from discriminating against people of faith, they should pass Senator Lee’s amendment.

Tell your Senators to support Senator Lee’s amendment & now.

Senator Lankford (R—OK) is working to amend the bill to limit the harm to faith-based organizations by ensuring that any ministry that partners with the government to provide services (such as faith-based adoption and foster care) will not be targeted.

Tell your Senators to support Senator Lankford’s amendment now.

Senator Rubio (R—FL) is working to amend the bill to prevent activists from burying faith-based ministries in costly litigation to defend their right to believe in marriage as the union between one man and one woman. Suing ministries out of existence seems to be the intent of the sponsors of the same-sex marriage bill without adding this amendment.

Tell your Senators to support Senator Rubio’s amendment now.

Senators will vote on the Lee, Lankford and Rubio amendments tonight and then take a vote on the bill as a whole. That means Senators have a chance to add real religious freedom protections (which must include all of these amendments) and vote against the entire bill.

Tell your Senator to support the religious freedom amendments and oppose this bill!

Here’s our recap of the biggest concerns in the bill:

Please take action today. Today looks to be the last day Senators will have to stop this bill and protect religious freedom. Even if you’ve already contacted your senators about this, they desperately need to hear from you. They will take votes on the religious freedom amendments and the bill itself as early as 3:45PM Eastern TODAY.

Today’s likely the last day to raise your voice in the Senate – be sure to take action now!

For marriage as God designed and for religious freedom,

Autumn Leva,
Sr. Vice President, Strategy

P.S. The Schumer Senate is targeting ministries for punishment at Christmastime. Please help us stop them today!

 



We all may still be eating turkey leftovers, but today Chuck Schumer’s Senate returns to DC where they plan to restart—and take the next vote on—the same-sex marriage bill.

It is stunning to think that with the many real issues concerning American families, this bill that codifies the Obergefell definition of same-sex marriage into federal law, opens the door to legal polygamy, and paints a target on the backs of faith-based charities during the holidays is what Schumer’s Senate is choosing to prioritize. We surveyed social conservative voters earlier this month, and the number one issue for families was inflation and the economy. The Schumer Senate decision to prioritize this bill reveals the depth of the tone-deaf problem in Washington D.C.

Tell your Senator to oppose this bill!

Here’s our recap of the biggest concerns in the bill:

In addition to targeting charities and ministries around the holidays, Sen. Schumer is pushing forward this bill as a major case heads to the Supreme Court in early December. Our friends at Alliance Defending Freedom are defending small business owner Lorie Smith, owner of 303 Creative in Colorado. Lorie designs websites for her clients, but the same Colorado government that targeted cake artist Jack Phillips now seeks to punish her for designing only those websites that celebrate weddings consistent with her religious beliefs.

If Sen. Schumer gets his way with this bill, the full weight of the federal government could be used to punish Lorie and every other business or ministry like hers.

Please take action today. As the Senate returns from Thanksgiving, they desperately need to hear from you urging them to oppose the bill—and calling on them to tell Senator Schumer to stop this harmful bill from being made top priority.

We only have a few days to stop this bill during the lame duck session—be sure to take action now!

Thank you!

Autumn Leva,
Sr. VP, Strategy



Thanksgiving blessings from the Family Policy Alliance and Family Policy Foundation family to yours!

There is no doubt, 2022 has been a challenging and turbulent time in our nation. A time when it is easy to be frustrated by failures and losses that the media and our leaders dwell upon. But for us, today is a time to be thankful. We pray you have the opportunity this Thanksgiving to reflect on God’s goodness and the endless blessings our Lord has bestowed on all of us.

FPA and FPF are beyond thankful for the huge steps forward we took for our Mission this year, and the opportunities we now have today and for the coming years. We thank God for the historic overturn of Roe v. Wade, conservatives gaining control of the House of Representatives to serve as goalies blocking the worst of DC’s wokeism, the growing Statesman Academy for elected leaders, and the introduction and facilitation of the new School Board Academy.  We are thankful that abortion is already greatly curtailed in 12 states, and hope to gain several more in the coming year.. We are grateful that we won more school board seats in this election than we have ever seen, even in the blue states.

Most of all, we are thankful to you and the thousands of supporters and allies across the country working to advance God-honoring policies. Without your support, we wouldn’t have the chance to serve the Lord in our Mission as we do. You are the one who makes our work possible in support of the alliances we serve in DC and in forty states. You supported our education programs for elected officials so they can stand with their values in public office. You shaped national policy with campaigns like Save Girls Sports, Help Not Harm, and AfterRoe. We are so grateful to you. Thank you!

Thank you for your prayers, support, advocacy, and willingness to fight for what is right!

Please keep us in your prayers and please consider a special prayer that the impending marriage bill in the Senate is not moved forward. We are both praying and doing all we can, even this weekend, to preserve, protect and honor marriage in America.

God bless you and keep you this Thanksgiving!

Craig DeRoche
President & CEO

It has been quite a year on the pro-life front! We saw Roe v. Wade fall, which was a victory of a lifetime. While it was a very welcome and major development, it has, as expected, shifted the abortion debate in a seismic way. 

November Election

As we analyze the recent election results, the news on the life issue is mixed. The good news is that before votes were even cast in the election, nearly half the states implemented very strong protections for children in the womb and their mothers After Roe—with eight more having at least some good protections.

The bad news is that in the five states (California, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana and Vermont) where abortion was on the ballot, the pro-abortion side won in each instance.

The results in California and Vermont were no surprise. However, the tough fight in Michigan and the losses in Kentucky and Montana were disappointing. In some ways, these states were the victims of unfortunate timing – fighting this battle at a time when the Left was at maximum motivation following the fall of Roe and other major pro-life victories.

Fearing a more pro-life America, Planned Parenthood alone invested a record-setting $50 million in elections, and those on the left nearly unanimously fell in line—making abortion the paramount election issue in many locations, including those five states where life was on the ballot.

Leadership in DC

We now know that control of the U.S. House will change in January. That means an end to the extreme “abortion-on-demand up-to-birth” approach that Nancy Pelosi’s House has taken at every opportunity. We also sense that persistent legislative efforts to use tax dollars to fund abortion will cease as well. Because of this change in leadership, pro-abortion legislation originating in the Senate will now have much less likelihood of being approved over the next two years.

Election Night did bring many victories for pro-life candidates across the country at all levels of government, but especially in state-level offices and legislatures. These are fantastic victories that will advance pro-life efforts both administratively and legislatively!

The biggest stories from election night were the decisive victories for pro-life governors in Texas, Florida and Georgia – all unabashedly pro-life leaders in their own right who spoke apologetically about their pro-life position. Confident, bold leadership to protect life can prevail, as we saw in these and other locations.

Looking Ahead

We cannot deny that the overturning of Roe was a critical win—and it has already led to the saving of many thousands of babies. But as we said before—and this election proves—the road to making abortion unthinkable still requires our diligence and commitment.

So, while we long for the day when we look back and wonder how we let abortion ever exist in this nation, we are not there yet. Much like the era of Jim Crow laws which  desperately sought to legally extend racism in a number of states, we are in the battle to end abortion state by state. As we know from the last 50 years with Roe v. Wade, it is a slow, sometimes painful process.

Martin Luther King, Jr. noted, “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Whether we experience advances or setbacks, we persist in the proclamation of the sanctity of life across our nation, and we are not going anywhere. There is simply too much at stake.

John 1:5 tells us that the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. Interestingly enough, science itself has observed the light of life – an actual flash of light occurring at the moment of every human conception – the very beginning of life itself!

May that be a profound encouragement to us all as we press forward in the work to make a difference and quite literally, help spread the light of life!

For the light of life,

Robert Noland
Director, Audience Engagement

We’re going LIVE with The Heritage Foundation to discuss

BREAKING: The U.S. Senate just advanced a bill that, if it becomes law, will codify the Supreme Court’s definition of marriage in Obergefell into federal law. That carries with it significant concerns for faith-based individuals and entities. 62 Senators voted in favor of advancing it (37 opposed).

We’re going LIVE soon with Eric Teetsel, Vice President for Government Affairs at The Heritage Foundation, to break down what this could mean for families around our nation. Please join us if you can and send this invitation to any friends who want to understand the significance of what just happened. Come with your questions and ask them live in the comments section!

Join us TONIGHT at approximately 7:30 pm ET (6:30 CT / 5:30 MT / 4:30 PT). Click on the picture to join on Facebook:

Not on Facebook? Join us on YouTube, Twitter, or watch below.

In the words of our CEO Craig DeRoche, “Silencing Americans: that’s what the Senate has attempted to do today…And he convinced 12 weak-kneed Republicans to go along with him. … Senator Schumer may be poised to declare victory. But dissenting Americans – indeed, many millions of Americans – will continue to abide by their strongly held religious convictions.” You can read his full statement here.

Join us this evening to learn more about what this could mean for you and your family. We hope to see you soon!

Meridian Baldacci
Director, Strategy

 

 


As the nation has mostly turned its attention from the 2022 midterm elections and is fully looking ahead to the holidays, it is hard to believe that we are nearing the end the year – truly a year with a number of important milestones and challenges.

As we look ahead, there are some prayer points that continually come to our minds about where we have been in recent months, where we are now and what we see on the horizon.

Praises:

Petitions:

I hope you can join us in celebrating these praises and praying for these other issues – the list is not exhaustive by any means. We will provide updates periodically in 2023 as we have now for the past 2 years. Please be sure to share this list at church and in your Sunday School class as well.

Blessings,

Robert Noland
Director of Audience Engagement

PS – You can sign up to receive our Under God, One Nation prayer updates HERE.

How should a Christian be a political leader? As Christians, we are called to let our light shine, and that can look different for each of us. For Representative Josh Brecheen, he chose to listen to the still small voice telling him to be a political leader.

Hear from Congressman Brecheen in our live video this week! He shares how being a father inspired him to run for office, and how he chooses to lead not with ambition, but with faith.

Join us live on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube on November 17, 2022
10:00am PT / 11:00am MT / 12:00pm CT / 1:00pm ET

How Should a Christian Act as a Political Leader? A Conversation With Rep. Josh Brecheen

Not on Facebook? Watch on YouTube or below!

Josh Brecheen is a 4th generation rancher who grew up cleaning horse stalls, breaking colts, and hauling square bales. A Christian, he stood up for his values in American politics, serving eight years in the Oklahoma Senate. Now, he is about to begin representing Oklahoma’s 2nd congressional district in Congress. Congressman Brecheen is a graduate of the Statesmen Academy, where politicians are educated on how to advance godly values in our nation. Join us as Brecheen shares how the Lord has equipped him for this moment, what’s happening behind the scenes, and what lies ahead in Congress.

Rep. Brecheen’s story is a reminder to listen to that still small voice. God’s purpose for each of us is unique, and just like Rep. Brecheen,

See you in the comments section!

Emma Rarden
Communications Specialist – Producer

All the results still aren’t in from the election, but Sen. Chuck Schumer’s Senate is already continuing its woke agenda during the “lame duck” session before January 3rd.

TODAY Sen. Schumer moved forward the fast-tracked same-sex marriage bill that would go even further than the 2015 Obergefell Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage.

The Senate is expected to vote on the bill Wednesday, and they likely have the votes to pass it (overcoming the filibuster) unless enough of our pro-family voices intervene!

It’s incredibly insulting to families that with all the challenges they face—inflation, for example, was the top response in our recent survey and straw poll—this bill is what the Senate is choosing to prioritize.

If passed in the Senate, the same-sex marriage bill will have many, if not all, of these consequences, depending on what version of the bill they decide to move forward:

Tell your Senators to VOTE NO on any version of the same-sex marriage bill!

If Democrats can get 10 Republicans to support this D.C. takeover of marriage, the bill will pass. In fact, a bipartisan group of Senators has been working on amendment language that claims to fix the religious freedom concerns, but their “compromise” does nothing substantive to address the very real threats to religious freedom in the bill.

Democrat leadership wants the American people to bow to the LGBT ideology and they are scaring Republicans into submission. And while political correctness serenades Congress, it’s up to Americans to speak the truth to Congress.

In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court invented a “right” to same-sex marriage, completely redefining this institution established by God and given special importance in our law. Like Roe v. Wade, this ruling was egregiously wrong. But the Court at least recognized that Americans could disagree on the issue reasonably.  Sadly, this new same-sex marriage bill seeks to squelch out any disagreement, forcing everyone in the nation to adhere to woke D.C.’s beliefs about marriage.

Americans know the truth: marriage is between one man and one woman. Americans also know that, when possible, children deserve the chance to be raised with both a mother and a father. And, Americans know that our country was founded so that religious freedom—and the right to disagree without fear of government punishment—could thrive.

Courage is contagious. Contact your Senator and tell them to VOTE NO on the same-sex marriage bill.



Autumn Leva,
Senior VP, Strategy



Dear Friends,

This Veteran’s Day, we at Family Policy Alliance want to express our sincerest gratitude and honor to those currently serving, and those who have served, our great nation.

These heroic men and women wear their uniforms every day with both the honest pride of joining the ranks of those who came before them as well as the humility of the great burden they carry–protecting us and all the freedoms we cherish.

But still others live amongst us in a different humility: they walk next to us on the street, sit next to us in church, or cheer alongside us at high school football games, all while seeking no recognition or praise for what they and their families have endured on our behalf. Knowing that they truly protected what was dearest to them and to our nation is all the satisfaction they need.

Today and every day, we honor them and thank God for them. They represent so much of what makes our nation great: their service followed by their presence amongst us.

So, this Veteran’s Day, we ask you to join us in honoring our veterans who have served and are currently serving. And we hope you will partner with us to ensure that all they sacrificed for remains cherished in our nation’s laws.

Sincerely,

Joseph Kohm

Joseph Kohm III
Director, Public Policy