Dear Friends,

The past two days can only be accurately described as an all-out assault on Life. In response to the overturning of Roe by the Supreme Court, Governor Murphy, Senator Nia Gill, Assemblywoman Lisa Swain, and Assemblywoman Mila Jasey, and Assemblyman Raj Mukherji, have put forth one of the most lawless bills one can imagine.

Senate bill 2642 and Assembly bill 3974 would prohibit the governor from handing over an individual to another state who has been charged with performing or aiding in an illegal abortion. In other words, New Jersey doctors can travel across state lines and commit an illegal act in violation of another state’s abortion laws without facing legal consequences. Governor Murphy will have the power to use our state law to shield these doctors from any liability or prosecution.

This will empower the pro-abortion movement to carry out illegal abortions in states that regulate them. Abortionists who reside in those states will not perform them because they would face lawsuits or possibly arrest. Therefore, the Big Abortion lobby wants to send out-of-state abortionists into pro-life states to end the lives of babies, and then “extract” them back to the safe haven of radical abortion governors in their home state!

Send a message to your lawmakers today asking them to oppose these bills.

Please consider also  calling your State Senator and Assemblymembers TODAY and tell them to Vote NO on Senate bill 2642 and Assembly bill 3974.

Thank you for spreading the word!
Standing for Life,

Len Deo
Founder

 

 

This is the moment we have been praying for. The Supreme Court will soon release their final ruling on the Dobbs case. This decision could once again allow states to promote and protect life without the federal bench restricting the will of the people. What a victory this will be for the pro-life movement!

The pro-abortion extremists are unhinged and resorting to acts of violence and vandalism to intimidate Supreme Court justices, prolife pregnancy centers, and churches. Gross and vile protests are on display outside the home of Justice Amy Comey Barret, and a man was recently arrested after traveling to the D.C. area to assassinate Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Thankfully, New Jersey Congressman Chris Smith (R) has crafted a bill to protect pro-life pregnancy centers.

“The violence against religious institutions and pro-life women’s centers — which give expectant mothers diapers, baby clothes and, when they can find it, baby formula free of charge — does not so much represent a new threat as it does a transference of aggression. I’ve been in the movement for 50 years, and I’ve always believed when we got to the point where that so-called constitutional [‘right’ to abortion] was about to be eviscerated, you would see the violence which is directed at unborn children directed at the pro-life movement… America stands on the verge of reversal of Roe v. Wade. I think this is the beginning of the end.” Congressman Chris Smith, District 4, NJ

 However, as Congressman Chris Smith leads the way to protect pro-life pregnancy centers, seven other New Jersey members of Congress voted against legislation expanding security for Supreme Court justices and their families. Josh Gottheimer (D), Tom Malinowski (D), Bill Pascrell (D), Donald Payne (D), Mikie Sherrill (D), Albio Sires (D) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D) all opposed the Supreme Court Police Parity Act. Despite their opposition, this bi-partisan bill passed overwhelmingly in the House of Representatives 396-27!

This is why the pro-life movement needs your voice and energy more than ever! We cannot allow radical voices to jeopardize this pivotal moment in history. I want to personally ask you to join us and a coalition of pro-life organizations this Saturday, June 25 from 11AM-1PM at the Statehouse in Trenton, NJ. (Information below)

Events like this often happen during the week when the legislature is in session, but many of you are at work. This is your opportunity on a weekend, when the media will be focused on the Supreme Court decision, to express your unwavering support for Life.

Fighting for your family,

Len Deo
Founder

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2022

Family Policy Alliance of NJ Empowers Parents to Demand Transparency in Education

Diversity or Deception Fact Sheet, Legislative Scorecard and Legislator Ranking resources equip and empower NJ parents

Trenton, NJ – Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey – a pro-family ministry – is empowering parents and concerned voters across the state. To do it, they’re using three key resources.

First, the group’s Diversity or Deception Fact Sheet helps parents in navigating the misinformation between Sex Ed Learning Standards and the Diversity and Inclusion lessons that mandate gender identity lessons beginning in kindergarten.

Second, the Legislative Scorecard documents the voting record in the last legislative session including the Diversity and Inclusion bill and the Reproductive Choice Act.

Third, the Legislative Ranking clearly shows voters which state legislators are responsible for numerous laws that undermine their parental rights in education and codify dangerous and unsafe pregnancy laws over the past four years.

Shawn Hyland, Director of Advocacy for Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey, offered the following statement:

“These resources equip parents to have a comprehensive view of the people and the behind-the-scenes process that ultimately broke trust between New Jersey parents and the public education system. It is our hope that the legislators that violated the trust of parents will be held accountable. Their duty as elected officials is to serve the families of their district, not an education union or third-party advocacy organizations such as Advocates for Youth or Planned Parenthood Action Fund. The veil of secrecy between the school and the home has to end. I hope Democrats and Republicans can work together to rebuild trust in New Jersey public schools.

Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey calls on Governor Murphy and state elected officials to immediately approve full transparency before the beginning of the next school year in every subject, not just Health Class.

Controversial diversity lessons developed by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s education organization Learning for Justice have been recommended by the NJ Department of Education. These lessons include encouraging gender role playing in kindergarten and teaching young students to be critical of a biological definition of male and female. These diversity lessons may be implemented in public school classrooms outside of Health Class, making it impossible for families to opt-out.

Senate Republicans have introduced a plan to repeal the sex ed learning standards, replace the diversity and inclusion law, and restore parental rights.  Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey applauds these plans and hopes that even as lawmakers take steps to protect New Jersey children, parents will be empowered to make those plans become reality.

 

Media Contact:

Robert Noland, (719) 308-2822, Media@FamilyPolicyAlliance.com

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Family Policy Alliance works to advance biblical citizenship and promote public policy that protects religious freedom, families, and life.

As our organization travels the state presenting the troubling facts about public education in New Jersey, we are constantly asked if the lessons and library books we use as samples are in a specific local school district. The answer is “we don’t know.”

We explain the difference between the state laws approved by the legislative majority and signed by Governor Murphy, and the state learning standards approved by the New Jersey State Board of Education. We offer examples of lessons that were developed by leftwing activist groups that have been officially or unofficially recommended by state officials. Schools are not required to use these particular lessons, but they are examples of the problematic propaganda that has infiltrated government schools by giving radical political organizations access to young children. This would include the following:

Curriculum Organization
LGBT “contributions” law Garden State Equality
Sex Ed Learning Standards Advocates for youth
Diversity and Inclusion law Learning for Justice
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Yet, there is another issue beyond curriculum – library books that are accessible to minors that contain graphic pornographic illustrations or highly sexualized descriptions of masturbation and oral sex. This is a brief list of just some of the books that have either been assigned as recommended reading or made available to students in school libraries in New Jersey.

All Boys Aren’t Blue

Becoming Nicole – The Transformation of an American Family

Black Queer Southern Women

Fun Home: A Graphic Novel

Gender Queer

George

I Hope We Can Choose Love – A Trans Girl’s Notes

Lawn Boy

Raising Rosie – Our Story of an Intersex Child

She He They Me – For the Sisters Misters

This Book is Gay

Parents have valid objections to these books, so we took action! Our team met with legislators from various legislative districts to share with them photos and quotes from some of the books listed above. Our request was simple, fair, and uncontentious. Parents want transparency in education to extend beyond lessons in all subjects. They want to know what books, some featuring narratives of erotic porn, are sitting on the shelves of their child’s school library.

Parents have the right to know!

We are excited to share with you that the legislative team in District 10 (Senator James Holzapfel, Assemblyman Greg McGuckin, and Assemblyman John Catalano) have introduced Senate bill 2722 and Assembly bill 3887. This bill will require each public school to post on their website a comprehensive list of all resources available in the school library.

Here is what these legislators have to say about this bill. Media across the state are talking about it too: WOBM FM and 101.5FM

And this all started with you!

Parents shared these books with us. We made appointments to meet with legislators to advocate for you and speak up for your parental rights. After discussion and follow up, legislators sent a draft of the bill to us. Our policy attorney reviewed it. The legislative team introduced it.

This is why we need your support! There is still a long way to go in New Jersey. Introducing the bill is step one in a lengthy process. We are still fighting for transparency in all subjects, and to Repeal the Sex Ed learning standards, Replace the so-called diversity curriculum law, and Restore parental rights. Will you consider financially supporting Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey this month? Remember these three words: Repeal, Replace & Restore. Going forward, you are going to hear them over and over.

Fighting for your family,

Len Deo
Founder

This past Tuesday, voters that participated in the primary elections made their choice. I have been heavily involved in the political process here in New Jersey for nearly three decades. I have seen firsthand how intense and emotional primary campaigns can become. The feelings that immediately follow a competitive race are not easy to overcome. Resentment and offense can make it difficult to unify around the winner. Worst of all, pride can cause a person who lost the primary race to withhold their support of the winner, even though they were chosen by the people to represent their party in the general election.

That is why I advise candidates never to run toxic and demeaning campaigns filled with labels and insults that are energized with the usual firebrand conservative political flare. How does a candidate that lost the election now tell their followers to support the nominee in the general election? The candidate spent months defaming their opponent’s character and convincing people that the opposing candidate was unfit for office and “weak” on the issues. This is when we find out if the people running for office were truly fighting for the protection of preborn babies, our parental rights, and our religious freedoms – or simply promoting their own personal brand and political future.

If Life, Parental Rights, and Religious Freedom were truly the heart of any candidate, they would undoubtedly prefer their right-of-center primary opponent to win the general election instead of the current office holders that have sponsored radical polices that harm the family and hinder the church.

I urge everyone to support the congressional nominees that won the election over any number of far-left incumbents that have sponsored HR-3755 (so-called Women’s Health Protection Act that would codify into federal law the right to end the life of a child moments before birth) and HR-5 (the so-called Equality Act that would cancel religious freedom and physically harm America’s children).

Over the next few months, I pray emotions will fade and alliances will form. The social conservative movement in New Jersey is becoming stronger than ever before because of the passion and engagement of people like you. The conservatives challenged one another in the primary, the issues were presented to the voters, the choices have been made – now it’s time to win in November!

We will release our congressional endorsements and recommendations prior to the general election. Rep. Chris Smith (R-District 4) has already been endorsed by Family Policy Alliance.

Protecting your family,

Len Deo
Founder

This coming Tuesday, June 7 is Primary Election Day here in New Jersey. Politics is a tough sport. Even when competitors play by the rules, as in football or mixed marital arts, undoubtedly some will get hurt and injured. Politics at times might lead to slander, false accusations, and betrayal. As Christians, we should reject lies, not disseminate them. Sadly, I am reminded of a scripture that can easily be applied to our modern political moment.

These six things the Lord hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
A proud look,
A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood,
A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that are swift in running to evil,
A false witness who speaks lies,
And one who sows discord among brethren.
Proverbs 6:16-19

Biblical principles apply in all areas of life – including politics and government. A person running to serve in elected office should possess a communication and leadership style that reflects your core Christian values. A true public servant is a person who demonstrates a respectful engagement on the issues, inspires hope, and presents themselves in a professional God-honoring manner.

We must also not overlook the electability of the person in a general election. If we are to have the ability to protect Life and guard against the continual erosion of parental and religious rights, we need to help elect people who can win in November. The threat between your values and the agenda of the radical Left in our country is much greater in the general election than in the primary.

I encourage you to view the New Jersey congressional endorsements from our national allies Family Research Council Action and the National Right to Life Victory Fund. These two prominent organizations have first-hand experience in fighting for Life, Religious Freedom, and the traditional Family in Congress.

Are you ready for this? Only one member of Congress nationwide was listed on their websites as endorsed by both organizations in the 2022 primary – New Jersey’s own Rep. Chris Smith (R – District 4, Ocean and Monmouth Counties).

That is why I never give up hope that New Jersey can come back from the abyss and once more be a social conservative state.

Protecting your family,

Len Deo
Founder

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 2022

Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey files Supreme Court brief in support of coach who prayed at 50-yard line.

We all benefit when freedom flourishes.

Yesterday Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of Coach Joseph Kennedy, who was fired from a public school in Washington State after he prayed briefly at the 50-yard line.

Kennedy began saying a brief prayer following games years ago. Initially he did so alone, but some students asked him what he was doing. When they asked if they could join, he responded, “This is a free country,” and “You can do what you want.” When the school learned what he was doing, it demanded he stop, but he felt responsible to thank God for the games in that way. As a result, he lost his job.

At issue before the Supreme Court is whether the First Amendment speech and religious rights protect Kennedy’s brief prayer following games, and whether the Establishment Clause justifies his dismissal.

“We all suffer when our First Amendment freedoms are violated,” said Len Deo, Executive Director for Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey. “A free society should not single out a person’s religious speech for unfavorable treatment.”

The Supreme Court’s modern Establishment Clause cases discuss fostering neutrality towards religion. But when all kinds of controversial speech by teachers is permitted and only religious speech is silenced, it sends a message not of religious neutrality but of hostility toward religion. A short prayer following a game, joined in only by those who wish to join, hardly amounts to an establishment of religion, particularly when the school was clear that it had nothing to do with Kennedy’s activities.

A copy of Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey’s brief can be found on the Supreme Court website here. Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey is a state-based organization advocating for policies that serve parents, students, and teachers in the state.

 

Media Contact:

Robert Noland, (719) 308-2822, Media@FamilyPolicyAlliance.com

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Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey advances biblical citizenship and promotes public policy that protects religious freedom, families, and life.

Nothing can sound more outrageous than the subject line to this email: “NJ Diversity lessons linked to domestic terrorism.” Conspiracies and overblown rhetoric too often circulate in entrenched political corners.  This is dangerous because unbalanced people might take extreme actions in response to the labels and defamations, they have been convinced are true. For example, in 2012, a man entered the headquarters of our friends at the Family Research Council in Washington D.C. and shot a security guard. The shooter told officers after the incident he intended to shoot as many people as possible. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to terrorism charges.

But what was his justification for such targeted political violence? The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) labeled the Family Research Council as a “Hate Group” because of their Biblical beliefs regarding sex, gender, and the nuclear family. This was not an oversight by SPLC leadership. In their worldview, if you believe in in the goodness of God’s creation in Genesis 1 & 2 – you subscribe to a hateful ideology. Therefore, according to the SPLC, there is no difference between antisemitic and racist Neo Nazis compared to Focus on the Family or Alliance Defending Freedom! It’s a classic case of left-wing insanity!

And now the New Jersey Department of Education, under the leadership of Governor Murphy, and Acting Commissioner of the Department of Education, Angelica Allen-McMillan, is recommending local school districts use lessons developed by the Southern Poverty Law Center to teach Kindergarteners to 2nd graders about gender identity and human sexuality.

 

Learning for Justice is the educational arm of the Southern Poverty Law Center. On their website, they make their mission statement clear: Learning for Justice seeks to uphold the mission of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Originally, when the SPLC started in 1970, it focused on fighting poverty and racial discrimination. In 1981, they started a project called Klanwatch to monitor the KKK. This project is now titled Hatewatch. It is no longer limited to violent right-wing extremism, but now includes mainstream Christian organizations that advocate for parental rights in education and the Biblical family unit.

How can diversity and tolerance lessons be handed over to controversial political groups that have a long track record of slandering Christians? We share this information with state legislators each week when we meet with them to discuss curriculum issues and pending bills in Trenton. In future emails, we will analyze some of these lessons to point out the illogical indoctrination that is now becoming more prevalent in NJ public schools.

ULTIMATELY, this insanity needs to stop! That is why our ultimate goal is aligned with the efforts of pro-family state legislators to Repeal the Sex Ed Learning Standards, Replace the so-called “Diversity” Curriculum Law, and Restore Parental Rights.

Fighting for your families here in the Garden State!

Len Deo
Founder

Last week, Governor Murphy relaunched his plan to enrich New Jersey’s Big Abortion industry. His renewed call to mandate insurance companies cover the entire abortion cost without any copayments, and to codify into state law that non-physicians can perform unsafe abortions on women, has rightly infuriated people across the state.

“Gov. Murphy’s radical proposal calls for free abortions with no limits right up to birth, and he wants struggling New Jersey families to pay for abortions for everyone through even higher taxes and health care premiums.”
Senator Steve Oroho (R), Senate Minority Leader

“The Catholic Bishops of New Jersey join to express our disappointment and outrage over Governor Murphy’s announcement regarding proposed legislation to expand access to abortion in New Jersey, an act that by its very nature terminates human life. If enacted, this legislation would mandate health insurance coverage for abortions, codify regulations that allow non-physicians to perform abortions; and create a public fund that dedicates taxpayer money to pay for abortions.”
Joint statement from the New Jersey Catholic bishops on Governor Murphy’s proposal that all health insurers in New Jersey provide coverage for abortion services

“Governor Murphy and the pro-abortion legislators want everyone onboard their sinking ship of free abortion on demand. But more and more people are seeing abortion for what it is: a grave injustice and assault on women and their babies in the womb. In my church, immigrants, African Americans, and people across generations are united for life.”
– Brennan Coughlin, Fellowship CrossPoint, Chesterfield

 “This bill is demoralizing and tears at the very fabric of our morality. As legislation goes, so goes our society, and the governor is plunging us into an even deeper state of immorality with this bill. This bill is detestable and no one with a Biblical worldview should support anything that puts the life of any child at risk, whether in the womb or outside of the womb… it makes no difference.”
Pastor Alex McCormick, Impact Church, Burlington, NJ

Friends, these little babies are precious. Planned Parenthood, NJ Family Planning League, New Jersey Abortion Access Fund, and many others might have no concern for the lives of the least of these, but we do!

The work of the pro-life movement in NJ will be hard and strenuous in the months and years ahead. I am encouraged by the numerous pro-life voices and organizations that are working together to save lives and to assist women to find the help they need. Be on the lookout for future emails telling you how to take action to stop this heinous injustice against these little ones.

Fighting for your families here in the Garden State!

Len Deo
Founder

This past Monday, May 9, Senator Vin Gopal (D-Freehold) introduced his “Transparency in Health and Physical Education” bill in the Senate Education Committee. He is the chairman of this committee and therefore oversees the bills that are allowed to be publicly heard and debated. Our team was there to speak in favor of transparency in education, but we, along with many parents and other parental rights organizations, had to oppose this specific bill.

Because parents rose up and once again expressed their objection to the new sex-ed learning standards that will go into effect this upcoming school year, Senator Gopal said, according to the media, that he would support transparency in education for ALL subjects. Sadly, at his first opportunity to introduce a bill that would mandate school districts post ALL curriculum, lessons, and learning materials online, was limited to just Health Class.

This is troubling because lessons that promote transgenderism to young children can legally be taught in NJ public schools in multiple subjects starting in kindergarten. Schools are not obligated to teach lessons regarding gender identity outside of health class, but they are able to do so if the local school board wants to.

Our team recommended the Senate Education Committee support a bill that was first introduced in June 2021 and reintroduced in the new legislative session in February 2022. This bill is sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sparta) and Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-Montville). It requires schools to post on their website ALL curriculum and learning materials 30 days before the school year begins. Senator Gopal committed to reaching out to the bill sponsors to discuss this bill. He explained the reason he decided to initially only support “Health Class” transparency was not to confuse parents on what classes they can opt out of.

Despite his reasoning, why could he not allow two Transparency in Education bills to be discussed in the same Senate Education Committee hearing? The first bill could be limited to health class with opt-out language, with the second bill for ALL other subjects. The reason might be the testimony of the NJ Education Association (NJEA) in their support of his transparency in “Health Class” bill. They thanked him for working with them in drafting the bill language. In other words, the NJEA – not parents – had the final say on what type of transparency there would be!

Finally, another very troublesome component of Senator Gopal’s bill is the fact that parents would be given an opportunity to express their concerns and objections over sex-ed lessons after local school boards approve them. Parents would essentially be left out of the developmental process of these lessons. We are not surprised because they were left out of the developmental process in drafting the bill language.

While we certainly have major concerns about the end product of Sen. Gopal’s bill, we are extremely thankful that Senator Gopal is leading a bipartisan effort to rebuild trust in NJ public schools. He was very kind and respectful to the parents who passionately shared their concerns. This was refreshing for a change! We look forward to working with him on future legislation. Senator Gopal gives us a new hope in finding a resolution for families.

Download our free resource “Diversity or Deception to learn the difference between the Sex Ed Learning Standards and the Diversity and Inclusion law. Get the facts and learn how these separate curriculum issues found their way into your child’s classroom.

Fighting for your families here in the Garden State!

Len Deo
Founder