I just had to send a quick note to let you know that you once again proved that together, we really can make a difference. Even in a messed up DC!
Here’s what happened. A few weeks ago, Congress passed their “infrastructure” bill with their so-called “gender identity” language in it. If lies could fill potholes, we might have a use for them! 19 GOP senators voted with every democratic member to pass this bill.
The GOP was then allowing this crazy language in the NDAA (defense funding) bill, and even had language to require our daughters (I have three in this age range) to register for the draft. We asked you to contact senators to oppose both these measures. I personally flew out and talked with Senators Lee, Cruz, Hawley and Representatives like Rep. Steve Scalise. The bottom line — they heard the message and took these provisions out of the Defense Act!! Thank you, God! And thank you for your help. Many thousands of you called/emailed your representatives in DC and it shook them.
Second- you have heard we launched the “After Roe” campaign. Our idea is to have all the pro-life organizations come together in an alliance — to rise up and meet the challenges and opportunities that come with the potential reversal of Roe and with SCOTUS allowing the Texas Heartbeat bill to stand. So far, Concerned Women for America, Susan B. Anthony List, Americans United for Life, Students for Life and many others have joined. God has blessed Family Policy Alliance with hosting this alliance of so many amazing national and state organizations — to save as many lives as possible by combining our efforts.
We are humbled and honored – and preparing to serve the Lord well as we head into 2022. Just wanted to thank you! Your voice and your support made a huge difference in the past few weeks.
God bless you-
PS- This is a thank you email, not a fundraising email, but many of you have been calling and emailing every day asking how you can help. The answer is, yes, we do need that help to make the most of the opportunity the Lord has put before us. If you want to contribute to our work to organize national and state orgs, educate our elected officials and inform Christian voters, you can help by clicking here. Thanks again!
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is still being debated in the U.S. Senate and House. Even though the House version has already passed, lawmakers are considering stripping out language that provides religious freedom protections for chaplains and other people of faith who serve our country.
At issue is what’s known as the Russell Amendment language. This amendment, which has been a part of the legislation for decades, simply allows religious organizations that have federal contracts to hire employees that share their faith. That’s according to Title VII, a federal employment law.
According to the Family Research Council (FRC), the problem started a few weeks ago.
“Liberal activists started a tweet storm attacking the Russell provision,” a statement from FRC explains. “Around the same time, 42 liberal senators sent a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees, asking them to strip the Russell Amendment from the NDAA Conference Report.”
FRC goes on to say removing the language forces religious organizations “out of the contracting sphere and hurts those they serve, like refugees, veterans, and children.”
If the conference committee agrees to strip the language, then the bill goes back to the full House to be voted on again. That causes more unnecessary delays.
Autumn Leva, policy director for Family Policy Alliance, said religious freedom should continue to be protected.
“It shouldn’t be controversial,” she said. “This isn’t something new and the existing language has worked for decades. The final bill that gets sent to Obama should include these important religious freedom provisions.”
Use our Action Center to contact your representative and senators and urge them to keep the Russell Amendment language in the NDAA.