Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, a critical case that represents the best chance at overturning Roe v. Wade that the pro-life movement has ever seen. The seven Supreme Court justices who decided Roe v. Wade had no idea the decision would cost 62 million American lives and counting. They didn’t know what we know from ultrasounds. And they certainly didn’t know about the incredible pro-life movement that would rise up. But now they do.
After 49 horrific years, Roe’s reign of terror may soon end—either with this Dobbs case or another future case. But that doesn’t mean abortion will end right away. Instead, the battle for life could quickly shift to the states. Most legal experts believe that the justices will not completely ban abortion in America. Rather, they could return the issue to every state.
Each state would be responsible for regulating abortion. Each state would decide the destiny of its unborn children.
Our mission? Plan for a pro-life America and a pro-life Wyoming.
Sadly, post-Roe in Wyoming means abortion will still be legal in some circumstances, which means your pro-life vote matters even more. We have more work to do than ever to support babies and their mothers in embracing the sanctity of life.
AfterRoe.com has helpful information about what we’re doing to fight for life in a post-Roe world in our state and across the country.
Sign the AfterRoe pledge to start the post-Roe pro-life movement NOW.
Thanks for standing for life!
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” -Hebrews 12:1
I am so thankful for the tremendous words of encouragement and support as we begin a New Year. I stand in awe of what God is doing through you and the difference you are making through us at Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming.
This week, I want to take a brief moment and let you know where we are headed and what you can expect from us as we begin 2022.
So with that, here are our top 3 goals for 2022:
#1—We will continue to be a Christian voice for you in Cheyenne during the 2022 Legislative Session!
In addition to providing policy support to our legislators, Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming will work diligently to advance a legislative agenda that defends human life, strengthens families and protects our First Amendment rights.
We will be tracking legislation and will keep you informed about specific bills we need to support or oppose. Further, we will be providing opportunities for you to engage directly with your elected officials, so please keep an eye out for our “Action Alerts.”
#2—We will work hard to elect pro-life, pro-family, and pro-religious freedom candidates during the 2022 Election!
Immediately following the 2020 election, the radical agenda of the far left was revealed in a new way. Wyoming schools, along with schools across the nation, were introduced to a new leftist doctrine called “systemic racism.” New “Social-Emotional Learning” (SEL) programs were introduced in our schools, turning them from a safe place to learn the basics of a good education to a place of politicized “self-actualization.”
The radical left used fear of the COVID-19 pandemic in new ways to invade the basic freedoms of our entire country. One thing is clear—if we want change, we must work for it. And this year, we have that opportunity. Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming will be tracking races, researching candidates, and scoring incumbent votes. In select races, we will also actively engage through official endorsements and/or voter guides, so voters can make informed decisions before heading to the polls.
#3—We will continue to grow our network of pastors and churches throughout the state.
Politics runs downstream from the culture, and the Church is responsible for helping to shape our culture. Therefore, we want to continue to serve pastors and churches by being a dependable, honest resource to help keep them informed on current events and public policy issues impacting religious freedom, families, and life.
God bless you! Let’s get to work!
I hope you were able to rest this holiday season because, as we advance biblical citizenship in 2022, there is much for the Wyoming faith community to accomplish in the year ahead.
Those of you I’ve spoken with personally know how grateful I am for the growth, impact, and victories this organization achieved in 2021. Because of supporters like you, we’ve transformed the Wyoming political landscape for the better!
Yet, you also know what a critical year lies ahead, and I hope you know the degree to which we are resolved to achieve new heights, incredible victories, and powerful change for our values. Our New Year’s resolutions don’t involve tipping the scales a bit or making minor adjustments – they are to deliver generation-defining victories for our state like:
- Expanding and building upon our training programs for public servants and biblical citizens right here in Wyoming
- Rallying churches and believers across our state to get involved like never before
- Electing pro-family leaders nationally that will continue to restore our court system, advance our values, and uphold the Constitution
- Expanding our pro-life, pro-family majority at the Wyoming State House
Just a few short years ago, none of this would have been possible. But you have helped launch and build this organization into the leading advocate for our values right here in our state. You’ve helped save lives, elect godly leaders, and transform our culture.
Now, we must be resolved to do even more in 2022.
PLEASE PRAY. This year could not be more critical. Those opposed to our values are likewise resolved – except their objective is to undermine science, de-value human life, supplant the role of the family, undo the progress we’ve made. They violate both the Constitution and basic common sense. Will we exceed their resolute efforts to do harm with our fortitude to see good realized in our state?
In a month, the Wyoming legislative session will begin – where we will have the opportunity to pass God-honoring legislation. Months after that, we will be in primary season, where we will work to ensure we have the most pro-family nominees possible. Then, in November, a general election that could define our state for decades to come will take place. And, amid all of this, we will be at work to reach the people of Wyoming with the message of how the love of Christ can be displayed in the public square and shown in our public policy.
2022 will be a year for men and women of faith to stand for truth and live as a shining light in the darkness.
Thank you for all you do to fight for righteous values in Wyoming. May you and your family have a wonderful New Year!
One of our family’s Christmas traditions is watching different versions of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. My favorite is the one with George C. Scott made in 1984. Regardless of the version, the two major themes running throughout Dickens’ story are redemption and injustice. Those themes continue to characterize the need in our world even in the years that have passed since 1843 when Dickens wrote his much-loved story.
Government can address many of the injustices in our world, but because of our flawed human nature, the bigger government gets, the more flawed it becomes. Sir John Dalberg-Acton was a politician, historian, and a contemporary of Dickens. He is best known for his remark that, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely…” This demonstrates that justice alone is not enough; we also need redemption and a change of heart.
Thankfully, that change of heart is possible through Christ, and in Him we are given a new and righteous heart. While filled with the Spirit, the Prophet Isaiah was given a glimpse of a “Christmas Future,” where our redemption would be complete and all injustice on earth would cease. God gave him a glimpse of a world-wide government whose leader would not be corrupted by power and glory. Isaiah names and describes all the governmental offices and titles that Jesus will hold in his “Eternal Kingdom.
“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” – Isaiah 9:6-7
Each Christmas, we celebrate that wonderful future by faith as we remember the birth of Jesus Christ.
Dickens’ story ends with a change of heart for Ebenezer Scrooge and his promise that, “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” When we have made Christ our Savior and Lord, that same heart change takes place in us. There is a coming day when the “Spirit of Christmas” will permeate our government as well. But until that day comes, Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming will work at making our state a place where God is honored, especially in the areas of religious freedom, family, life, and moral values.
On behalf of our team, I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas! We are honored that you have partnered with us, and we look forward to greater growth and effectiveness in the coming New Year 2022.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2021
Born Alive Bill Signed Into Law
Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming Thankful for bill protecting babies born alive.
CHEYENNE, Wyoming – Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming, a pro-family ministry, applauds the enactment of the Born Alive-Infant Means of Care (SF 34) with the Governor’s signature.
The bill, which is sponsored by Senator Cheri Steinmetz (R-Lingle) and Representative Flitner (R-Greybull), ensures that any baby born alive after a failed abortion will receive the same level of care as any other infant.
A statement from Nathan Winters, Executive Director for Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming:
“With the resounding support of the Wyoming legislature and endorsement of the Governor, Wyoming has taken the important step of protecting these vulnerable citizens taking their first breath of Wyoming air.
“This legislation will stand as a silent but strong guardian over any infant surviving an abortion by requiring that medical professionals carry out their ethical and medical duty to provide appropriate medical care or genuine comfort care for a newborn. While physicians can determine what “appropriate and reasonable steps” should be taken, this new law ensures that the next step can’t be to do nothing.
“We are honored to have been a part of this effort and applaud the legislature and Gov. Gordon for advancing this new law.”
For questions or to schedule an interview with Nathan Winters, please contact Robert Noland at 719-308-2822 or Media@FamilyPolicyAlliance.com.
Family Policy Alliance works to advance biblical citizenship and promote public policy that protects religious freedom, families, and life.
In Wyoming, we are surrounded by glorious mountains and vast plains. Such beauty that when witnessed over a century ago caused Katherine Lee Bates to write, “purple mountain majesties, above a fruited plain.” What she didn’t do is turn around to take a selfie!
Bates was not of our narcissistic age. She wasn’t driven by “self,” trying to show the world that she had been “there.” She wrote of a dream far bigger than herself. She wrote, “America, America! God shed his grace on thee. And crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea!”
Theologian Dallas Willard once remarked “you cannot stand on the edge of the Grand Canyon and shout, I am awesome!” When confronted with vastness and beauty of such enormity, it should cause us to see ourselves as we truly are, “one out of many.” God’s humble creation. Only then can we finally understand the dream of America, “out of many one” e pluribus Unum.
This merits some explaining. E Pluribus Unum does not mean that we are Marxist masses deriving our rights from government. No, our rights are God-given. What makes us one is a shared dream of America. “One out of many” is not in the sense of those who preach the secular doctrine of radical autonomy apart from God-given morality, where “every man does what is right in his own eyes.” Such “oneness” is driven by self.
True liberty is neither anarchy nor tyranny, it is seeing ourselves and our fellow man as God sees us. This liberty loves God with an entire “heart, soul, mind and strength and loves neighbor as self.” Such a vision is what drives our motto of “Advancing Biblical Citizenship.”
Biblical Citizenship works to protect life, to ensure human dignity, to ensure that Wyomingites are free to express themselves at home, online, at work, at church, and on campus. It seeks to protect families, build strong marriages, and protect the minds bodies and relationships of children.
Biblical Citizenship happens when men and women see themselves as part of God’s Creation and know that they will answer Him for how they live their lives. A wonderful sense of hope arises from knowing that God is with us as we stand together for Him!
Please help us by giving a gift of any amount to help us meet our goal of matching the Challenge grant of $70,000 by this year’s end. This gift will help us train and elect new men and women to serve God and their neighbors in the arena of public policy in 2022.
This Thanksgiving, I have something I need to say: I’M THANKFUL FOR YOU.
This job isn’t easy, but I am blessed to have a profound source of encouragement – knowing that faithful Wyoming Christians like you are standing with us for His glory.
Your prayers, generous contributions, work to spread the message – however you choose to “Advance Biblical Citizenship” – gives me hope and provides me the fuel I need to keep up the fight for our families.
I cannot begin to describe the gratitude I feel. In Wyoming, we’ve seen a change in the political climate because of your faithfulness in partnering with us to elect godly leaders. We’ve also taken a big step with our recent court victory in Cheyenne, where we fought for parental rights in education. Every victory comes as a result of your partnership.
My family and I wish you and yours a Blessed Thanksgiving and a joyous time as you reflect on all the good things the Lord is doing in your life and in those around you. We serve an AWESOME God!
With Thanksgiving for all of you,
Thanksgiving is next week. This historic American celebration feels very different than it did 18 months ago. From riots to political hate, and of course our ever-present COVID virus, we’ve seen our world unravel. Last year, we even heard health experts suggesting that we have family members use something like Zoom to be part of our Thanksgiving celebration, instead of coming over in person. Are you kidding me? And they’re not talking just about high-risk persons, which I could understand. They were talking about any relative or friend.
This year, the attacks on personal liberty have grown to the point where some are calling for the end of freedom and personal liberty. Because of unprecedented spending from Washington, inflation has grown to its highest level in 31 years.
Still, we are called to be a people of thanksgiving.
George Washington issued the first Thanksgiving Proclamation in 1789, just a few years after the Revolutionary War and two years after our Constitution was enacted. The fact that it was proclaimed almost contemporaneously with the founding of our country tells you something of its importance to our founding fathers. In case you’ve never read the Proclamation, I’ve included it below. It is fascinating, particularly given our current circumstances [bold text and brackets are mine].
Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor– and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.
Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be– That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks–for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation–for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war–for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed–for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted–for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions– to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually–to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed–to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord–To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the [i]ncrease of science among them and us–and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.
Source: Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1789
What a statement about what our country should be thankful for! Does that sound like us right now? I’m afraid it doesn’t in many respects. But before we start pointing fingers and complaining, keep in mind that Washington had just been through a war, seen many of his men killed for these beliefs, and spawned a fledgling nation that was essentially a big experiment. He knew what mattered: that God was the source of his nation’s thanksgiving.
When I compare my situation to that of Washington’s, I have much to be thankful for, including being able to live in this nation birthed over 200 years ago. Our duty is to make sure we preserve that nation and what it stood for. To protect our ability to gather with our families and celebrate holidays. To worship and conduct business according to our religious beliefs. To protect all life, given that it’s a gift from God.
Preserving this nation gives rise to the thankfulness Washington expressed. It is both a strong foundation and a delicate thing that can be lost. Let’s make sure that never happens.
With Thanksgiving for all of you,
Last week, an election heard ‘round the country’ demonstrated that families care about the agenda the radical left has been pushing. We have heard from pollsters and prognosticators that conservatives have fallen into race-baiting and anti-school attitudes – and that the leftist agenda would continue. The Virginia election results showed us that these voters care a lot about the cultural issues and rejected the left’s radical propaganda.
Elections are a lot like an x-ray machine in the doctor’s office. The x-ray moves the conversation from speculation to real objective evidence. Parents have heard the radical left’s arguments that push a new form of racism disguised as “anti-racism.” The school-districts would rather cut parents out of the conversation on what their children are taught, and the left wants to see a new, more socialist anti-family movement. What the Virginia elections tell us is that parents and families have heard the arguments and have rebuffed this anti-family vision, or as some call it the “modern family.”
Sometimes, politicians will speak as though the only thing that matters is business and economics. I have heard people say we should stop “wasting time” on social issues. What the Virginia, and for that matter, the New Jersey elections tell us is that while economics matter, people are rejecting woke indoctrination and telling us that social issues matter – a lot. They really don’t like it when their kids are taught that they are inherently racist because of the color of their skin and that boys must be allowed in girls bathrooms. The moral dimension matters. What Glen Youngkin did is he listened to parents and kids and fought against the education establishment.
Voters in Virginia rejected the extreme abortion position that has been promoted in Virginia. Just a few years ago, the current governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, went on a talk show and expressed his support for what can only be described as infanticide – that is, the death of a child after birth! During the race, Terry McAuliffe agreed, declaring himself to be a “brick wall” to any efforts to reverse such a terrible view of human life. Voters in Virginia saw that brick wall and refused to allow it to remain in their state.
The ideologies of the left that we’re seeing pushed so hard in Virginia are present in Wyoming too. The way we have seen the educational industry introduce curricula and books into Wyoming schools in recent years tells us that parents must stand up now – before it gets worse.
Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming, which stands for parents and families, won a court battle against one school district in Wyoming last month because that district chose to cut the parents out of the conversation about sex and race. We know that this attitude is present in other parts of Wyoming as well, so we must fight against the indoctrination of our children and teens.
I am asking you to consider giving to Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming so we can continue to fight for families. As we come to the end of year 2021, we are asking for you to partner with us in this great cause!
Tell me if you’ve heard of any of these organizations.
- Alliance Defending Freedom
- Family Research Institute
- Family Research Council
- D. James Kennedy Ministries
- American College of Pediatricians
I imagine at least one or two of these are very familiar. In fact, you may receive their publications and have perhaps donated to some of the ministries. However, they all have something in common, something far more “ominous”.
Each of these organizations has been classified as hate group. That’s right, they are grouped right alongside Westboro Baptist Church, Aryan Nations, and the Ku Klux Klan.
Southern Poverty Law Center has classified the aforementioned organizations as hate groups because they support a biblical interpretation of marriage (SPLC Hate Groups). You might ask, “who cares?” The U.S. government, that’s who. Government entities such as the military are using this list to identify potential problem groups to watch!
I find it sad to admit that it was only a matter of time. The cry for tolerance by a group can easily matriculate into intolerance by them for those who disagree with their agenda. What is even more worrisome is that others will accept these types of hate labels without critical analysis.
So, how can you be classified as part of a hate group? Apparently, all it takes is standing for your deeply held biblical values. I, my family, and many of you have been yelled at, verbally abused, and called “bigots” and “homophobes” for standing for our key biblical beliefs.
What can you do? First, love those who treat you this way. Christ loved those who hated, abused, and ultimately killed him; we can only try our best to mirror His love. Make no mistake, we have no choice in this matter.
Second, calmly try to explain that you don’t hate anyone, but simply want to be permitted to exercise your religious beliefs. After all, religious freedom was central to the founding of our country. Whether this dialogue takes place face-to-face, in letter to the editor, perhaps in a committee meeting during testimony, or in some other situation, it makes no difference. The message is the same: we don’t hate, but are also not willing to give up our religious liberties.
Finally, pray for tolerance. This is not the same as advocating for values counter to Scripture, but is telling the truth in love, while recognizing that others are entitled to their own personal beliefs.
Are these things easy? Not a chance. Are you really part of a hate group? No, but some will define you that way because you stand for your beliefs.
Christ and his followers over the centuries have endured much. If we are labeled a hate group for standing on biblical principles and if we cannot change that label through our best efforts, it’s a small price to pay for following him and standing for our deeply held beliefs.
Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:10