If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. – 2 Chronicles 7:14

It’s easy to blame other people, isn’t it. You look at the radical left, the unsaved, and the unbelieving, and they are “the problem,” right? If only their brokenness were fixed and if they weren’t so evil, all would be ok?

Wrong.

Scripture says the solution isn’t getting the wicked to be less wicked. It’s getting GOD’S PEOPLE to actually behave like God’s people. While, yes, it’s easy to be mesmerized by the darkness evil around us, the far greater problem facing our nation is the lack of radiance of God’s church.

We’re supposed to be a light.

We’re supposed to be salt.

We’re supposed to be different.

Sadly, we aren’t always those things. We need to humble ourselves, pray, seek God’s face, turn from wicked ways, stand firm, take action, and engage culturally for His glory. Then, he will bring true healing to our land.

At our ministry, we are absolutely committed to engaging the darkness, changing hearts and minds, and fighting against evil. But, we’re also focused on equipping, empowering, and educating God’s people.

That’s why we’ve launched the Biblical Citizenship Academy program.

You have received emails about this program before, and you’ve been invited to these events. The first one, in Atlanta, had more than 130 people in attendance and 47 churches represented. We believe this can transform our culture, and we’re committed to doing these throughout the state.

On May 8th, the second Biblical Citizenship Academy will be held in Cartersville. To register, visit fpaofga.com/Cartersville.

On May 22nd, the third Biblical Citizenship Academy will be held in Fayetteville. To register, visit  fpaofga.com/Fayetteville.

Currently, we’re working on scheduling the fourth and fifth “BCA” events.

Imagine if we’re able to do 10 of these this year at the same pace as the first one. That means 1300 Christians – attendees of 470 churches – would have received a first class education on what it means to be a biblical citizen. They’d know how to engage in culture and what’s going on in Georgia politics, and they’d be connected to the premier organization making a difference for our values.

What a difference that can make!

So, I’m asking you to pray for this program. Consider signing up. Consider asking us to host one in your area. Stay tuned and alert as we work to transform Georgia for His glory.

Because we know that God’s people can make all the difference,


Cole Muzio
President and Executive Director

There can be no mistaking it – if you’re a Christian in 2021 America, you are in a battle. Whether you want it or not. Whether you signed up for it or not. Whether you are hoping you can avoid it despite all evidence to the contrary. YOU. ARE. IN. A. BATTLE.

Ephesians 6:13 “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day and having done all, to stand firm.”

Living in the “Bible belt,” you may have thought you could avoid feeling the heat of battle. Sadly, it is upon us. It was clear when the Chamber of Commerce forced Governor Deal to cave and veto RFRA. It’s been clear as Stacey Abrams and her forces took money from San Francisco and New York and have rapidly made gains in our state election cycle after election cycle.

It was clear again this legislative session as big money groups opposed efforts to Save Girls Sports, establish the Right to Visit, and advance the cause of religious freedom in Georgia.

And, yes, it’s been abundantly clear as Coke, Delta, and the MLB have waged an all-out war against Georgia for having the audacity to pass voter integrity laws – generous laws that make it easy to vote and hard to cheat – in order to protect the will of the people.

We are your voice to fight back. If you want to stand with us, the largest and most effective voice for Christians in Georgia, please consider a generous donation today of $50, $100, $250, or greater to help us counter the “woke” corporations seeking to dominate our state.

Here’s the truth: this isn’t about voting laws. It’s about doing everything they can to install a leftist regime at the helm of Georgia – a state that, as we’ve caught a glimpse in recent months, can give them absolute control of the nation if we cannot hold our ground. This leftist regime would support abortion on demand, the indoctrination of our children, the erasing of gender, and the destruction of the nuclear family.

But, even more importantly, they want to attack the Gospel.

Here’s the message that “Reverend” Raphael Warnock, our U.S. Senator shared on Easter Sunday: “The meaning of Easter is more transcendent than the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Whether you are Christian or not, through a commitment to helping others we are able to save ourselves.”

As one friend commented: “How many layers of heresy can you weave into one tweet!!!???”

The agenda of the radical left in Georgia isn’t purely a political one. After all, we are in a spiritual battle – even more than we are a physical one. The forces aligned against us in this spiritual battle are not interested in politics in and of itself but, instead, as a means to an end.

They want to install politicians who will water down the Gospel, alter what it “means” to be a Christian, and make our faith something that is utterly meaningless and diluted.

That’s why there was great rejoicing in the enemy camp when a “Catholic” who embraces abortion and a radical agenda across the board was elected to the White House. It’s why there were, no doubt, shouts of glee when a “pastor” of a Baptist Church – one who believes we can “save ourselves” – became the most radical member of the United States Senate.

And, if we look in the mirror, it’s why the Enemy dances when churches remain silent on issues like abortion, sexuality, and the centrality of God’s design for the family. It’s why we can be assured that their most treasured vote at the ballot box is from the Christian who votes in a way that is contrary to his faith.

We’re committed to fighting back – against the woke mob, against forces that work to convince politicians to abandon their principles, and against the radical left.

We’re committed to gaining ground – for our faith, for our families, for our values, for the future, and for the Gospel.

As I’ve mentioned, we’re developing plans and we’ve got big announcements coming up. We’ve already achieved much as a ministry, but we know we must step up our game.

We realize we’re in a battle. One for Georgia and for America, yes. But, also, we are in a spiritual battle. While prayer and the Lord’s strength will always be our most powerful weapons, we do need resources. Please consider a generous donation today of whatever you feel led to give.

Having you standing with us means so much in this battle. Your support means more than you know.

For His Glory,Cole Muzio
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Cole Muzio
President and Executive Director

 

 

PS. This is a critical time in the life of this ministry. Big announcements are coming, and we’re gearing up to make an even greater impact. While I ask for finances in this email – and, yes, those are important and I ask for your considered donation – I covet your prayers even more. As this is a critical time, it’s also a stressful time and one where much wisdom is needed. I ask for your prayers for me, my family, our team, and for all who partner with this ministry as we fight in this battle for Georgia. I promise you, your prayers are felt, and they are valued.

The Senate passed HB1503 minutes ago by a vote of 35 to 12. As a reminder, the bill would codify the protections for religious freedom and free speech on public campuses around the state. For example, opposition testimony to this bill by the North Dakota University System confirmed that on some campuses, religious clubs are not allowed to require that their own leaders agree with the clubs’ beliefs. This is unacceptable.

This win happened because of you. I talked to multiple Senators who stated unequivocally that the emails and phone calls from ND citizens like you made the difference in their mind regarding how important this bill was to them. This is a wonderful example of how taking a few minutes to fill out our email form or call your legislator can truly makes a difference in getting pro-life and pro-family legislation passed in North Dakota.

Thank you so much for making your voice heard on this bill. Religious freedom is one step closer to being fully protected on our state’s college and university campuses!

For Religious Freedom,

Mark Jorritsma
President and Executive Director

The train is headed right for you and your family. Think fast. What do you do?

Step out of the way? Absolutely. Try to call ahead and get someone to help stop the train? Even better. You don’t want anybody else to have a close call, or worse, be hit.

Well, let me tell you, the train of the cancel culture and moral relativism is headed right for you, and you better do something, or you and your family will be the next victims.

The new social “woke” way of thinking is that you’re either on board our train, or you’re about to be run over by it. The train is huge and is pulling many cars. Train cars with names such as Gender Rights, Abortion without Restriction, Something for Nothing, Political Correctness, I’m a Victim, Media Bias, Kill Free Speech, and many others. They are all brimming with contents, already spilling out over the landscape of our country.

You and your family can certainly step out of the way. But I don’t suggest you try to escape this dreadnought barreling towards you on your own, for it will certainly squash you like a bug if you try.

Or, you can try to stop the train. Try to protect your family and other families. Stop the wanton spread of these concepts antithetical to your values in every way. But that’s hard isn’t it? It paints a target on your back, and I don’t blame you for not wanting to go there.

Let me clue you in on something. At Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota we already have a big target on our backs. In fact, the train sometimes will take a new track just to go out of its way and try to hit us and other organizations like us. But we’re not about to stop standing for our collective values.

We feel the pressure to simply “stop making trouble” during the legislative session. I’ve actually been told that! Many would have us quietly fade into the background until we’ve lost all our relevance and credibility.

That’s not going to happen.

We have testified and submitted written support or opposition on bills 41 times already this session. And that doesn’t include all the alerts, emails, discussions with legislators, etc. That is us protecting your values in the halls of Bismarck. We are trying to stop the train.

What can you do to help us stop the train? Two main things:

  1. Respond to our email and Facebook alerts to contact your Senators and Representatives on key bills. Doing this through our alert system truly takes less than a couple minutes and does make a difference. On one recent bill, each member of the Senate received over 100 emails from each of you. That’s 4,700 total emails that were sent out. Do you think that mattered? Absolutely.The key bill right now is HB1298, the Fairness in Girls’ Sports bill. If you haven’t already, take two minutes and please respond to our request for emails through our system.
  2. Please support our work. We receive no other financial help to do all this legislative work other than through your generous donations. Your financial support goes entirely to accomplish our work here in North Dakota, so please consider helping us out.

Whether you bury your head in the sand or not, the train trying to destroy the values you hold dear is well on its way and picking up speed, thanks to the Biden Administration and the resulting liberal arrogance it has ignited. Help us stop the train. It won’t be easy, but all our lives and those of the next generations are on the line.


Mark Jorritsma
President & Executive Director

I’m going to keep this short. We’re working on a LOT of legislation as we hit the home stretch of this legislative session (today is Day 37 out of 40), but we need your help.

We’ve identified 3 issues where constituent engagement is most needed right now:

  1. TAKE ACTION TO SHOW GEORGIANS VALUE ALL LIFEHB 128 (Gracie’s Law) and HB 212 (Simon’s Law) are being held up in Senate Health committee after passing the Senate unanimously. Gracie’s Law says that no one should be discriminated against from receiving a transplant simply because of a mental or physical disability. That’s easy, right? Simon’s Law says that a doctor must get parental consent to place a DNR order on a minor child. Simple enough? These bills are common sense and life affirming so TAKE ACTION by sending a message to Chairman Ben Watson that these bills deserve a vote!
  2. TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT KIDS FROM OBSCENITYSB 226 addresses a crisis in our schools: obscene materials being made available to children. It does so be ensuring parents have a right to be heard when they have concerns, establishes a process whereby harmful material can be removed, and provides for transparency in the process. The House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee just passed this bill so TAKE ACTION by sending a message to your House member.
  3. TAKE ACTION TO DEFEND RELIGIOUS FREEDOMSB 200 ensures that your right to worship and earn a living isn’t suspended in a pandemic. It protects Georgians who, while blessed by the leadership of our state during this pandemic, watched with great angst at how California, Michigan, and New York went to war against people of faith and entrepreneurs. TAKE ACTION to encourage your House member to make sure this NEVER happens in Georgia.

Thank you for your support, prayers, and action. We could not do what we do without you!

For our values,

Brittany Ellison
Deputy Director

 

 

Religious freedom and free speech are under attack on college campuses around the country, including right here in North Dakota. For example, on some campuses of the North Dakota university system, religious clubs are not allowed to require that their leaders agree with the club’s beliefs. This is unacceptable.

The issue of free expression on public campuses has now devolved into speech codes, safe spaces, trigger warnings, and fears of “microaggressions”. Political correctness is winning over free speech.

HB 1503 provides much needed protection to exercise religious and free speech rights on the state’s college and university campuses.

Your action is needed now to help protect these fundamental rights. Your voice is needed to ask the state senate to support HB 1503!

Please contact them today and ask them to vote “YES” on HB 1503. Thank you for helping keep free speech truly free!

For freedom,

Mark Jorritsma
President and Executive Director

Friends,

We recognize the existential threat for religious freedom posed by the Equality Act legislation that is making its way through the U.S. Congress.

That’s why Family Policy Alliance of Idaho has joined other pro-family organizations in expressing our concerns to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

Representatives from nearly fifty national and state-based organizations – including Family Policy Alliance of Idaho, Alliance Defending Freedom, Heritage Action, and the American Association of Christian Schools – signed on to the joint letter last week.

The letter affirms that “all people have inherent dignity and should be treated with respect” but explains how the Equality Act “creates greater inequality, hurting not only women, people of faith, religious organizations, employers, and medical professionals, but especially children and their parents.”

What makes the Equality Act so dangerous? This radical legislation adds “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as protected categories in civil rights law. This would mean:

We cannot let the Equality Act decimate our religious freedom. It is vitally important that we defeat the Equality Act and strengthen religious freedom protections at both the state and federal level.

Will you support this important effort by committing to a monthly gift of $25, $75, or $100? Your support enables Family Policy Alliance of Idaho to keep advocating for your family’s freedom to live out your faith. Thank you!

Standing for you,

Blaine Conzatti
Executive Director

 

This past Monday, Governor Murphy nominated Rachel Wainer Apter to become the new Associate Justice of the New Jersey State Supreme Court. She is currently the head of the civil rights division for the Attorney General’s office. Before serving in this capacity, Ms. Apter was a polarizing attorney devoted to chiseling away Constitutionally protected religious rights.

Remember the ongoing saga of Jack Phillips? He was the Colorado baker that was financially penalized by the state and publicly scrutinized by the media for not using his artistic design to celebrate a same-sex wedding. The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) legal team in that case, which included Ms. Apter, tried to infringe on Jack’s religious rights by forcing him to create religious and moral messages that violated his faith.

To put this in perspective, asking Jack to celebrate a same-sex wedding – or lose his business – is a little like asking a Jewish deli owner to make a pork roll and cheese sandwich for a customer. He is religiously bound to serve only kosher food, and his refusal to make the sandwich is not discrimination against non-Jews. He is more than glad to make a kosher plate for anyone, including gentiles, but he cannot serve non-kosher food because it would violate his conscience. Yet, using the same logic as Ms. Apter and the ACLU team in the Jack Phillips case, the Jewish deli owner should be forced to serve the pork sandwich – or have his business shut down.

Thankfully, in Jack Phillips’ case, the United States Supreme Court sided with Jack and against the religious hostility that was on display by Ms. Apter, the ACLU, and the plaintiffs she represented in the case.

Reflecting on the case, Ms. Apter has said her experience, “has given me wide exposure to many different issues of equality and discrimination and how different constitutional values can intersect.” In other words, constitutionally guaranteed religious rights will conflict with judicially created sexual rights. That’s not groundbreaking analysis, but where will she land on those types of cases if faced with them as an Associate Justice of the New Jersey State Supreme Court? Her prior legal stances are clear – including being an advocate of forcing religious institutions to pay for abortion inducing drugs.

We applaud her work in confronting sexual harassment and anti-Semitism, but her historical dismissal of fundamental religious rights should be troubling to people of faith across the Garden State. I encourage you to contact your state senator to express your concern with Rachel Wainer Apter’s nomination.

Working for a better New Jersey!

Shawn Hyland
Executive Director

 

Last week, we got the news. The dangerous “Equality Act” – the biggest current threat to freedom and the sanctity of life – has been put on the fast track in the U.S. Senate!

That makes it all the more urgent that we move our mobilization into full throttle ASAP.

We are mobilizing in nine states with swing senators who are most likely to decide whether this scheme passes the Senate – and then goes to President Biden for his promised signature.

With Democrats now in charge of the Senate – and some Republicans having supported the same bill in the past – the situation is urgent.

Will you help us turn up the heat on the Senate with your donation?

Let me encourage you. Despite the grim situation, there is hope! Just look at what happened in the House with your help.

Yes, the so-called “Equality Act” passed the House as expected, but the real story is what happened behind the scenes. With your help, we mobilized citizens in the districts of House Republicans who had voted for it in the past. Two of the five representatives changed their position and voted against it!

On top of that, the explosion of grassroots opposition that you made possible is simply phenomenal. For example, your support helped us put together an online rally that, in just days, gathered thousands of live viewers – and brought together a Who’s Who in a diverse coalition working to stop this.

And the Promise to America’s Children – the policy and parental statement we developed in partnership with The Heritage Foundation and Alliance Defending Freedom – has reached hundreds of thousands of Americans with a message pushing back on the “Equality Act.”

Will you help us ramp up even more to defeat this scheme in the Senate? Your gift of support is needed – not just for general pressure on the Senate – but specifically to reach and mobilize tens of thousands of citizens in the states of certain senators who could decide the outcome. It worked in the House. Now it’s urgently needed in the Senate!

So much is on the line, it’s hard to overstate the threat the Equality Act poses to:

Thank you for helping us build momentum against the Equality Act to this point! We couldn’t have done it without you. And now – as we head into the thick of the battle – we need you more than ever.

As God has enabled you, will you join in the action with your gift today?


Craig DeRoche
President & CEO

P.S. The news that the Equality Act is on a “fast track” in the Senate is grim. But there is truly hope! Your gift will help build the public momentum against it and mobilize citizens in the states with swing-vote senators. Thank you for your gift to make it possible!

Just a little while ago, the U.S. House voted 224-206 to pass H.R. 5, the deceptively named bill that is actually the biggest current threat to freedom and the sanctity of life.

What now?

In some ways, this is where the battle really begins.

It was always a longshot to stop the so-called “Equality Act” in Nancy Pelosi’s House, yet it was critical that you and I engage there. And together, we sent a reverberating “shot across the bow” of politicians in both parties who would cater to this dangerous agenda.

All of this gives great momentum as this battle now shifts to the U.S. Senate. After all, this is where the fate of the Equality Act will be decided, as President Biden has already declared that passing it is his #1 priority.

Will you help us ramp up even more to defeat this scheme in the Senate? Your gift of support is needed – not just for general pressure on the Senate – but specifically to reach and mobilize citizens in the states of certain senators who could decide the outcome. It worked in the House. Now it’s urgently needed in the Senate!

So much is on the line, it’s hard to overstate:

Thank you for helping us build momentum against the Equality Act to this point! We couldn’t have done it without you. And now – as we head into the thick of the battle – we need you more than ever.

As God has enabled you, will you join in the action with your gift today?


Craig DeRoche
President and CEO

 

P.S. Today’s outcome in the House was virtually certain, but the battle to stop the dangerous Equality Act could go either way in the Senate. Your gift will help build the public momentum against it and mobilize citizens in the states with swing-vote senators. Thank you for your gift to make it possible!