Less than 2 weeks left to register to see Abby Johnson

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Dear Friend, 

Our 14th Annual Policy Awards Dinner is just around the corner. In fact, there are less than 2 weeks left to register! We are really excited about our keynote speaker this year, Abby Johnson. Subject of the new record breaking movie, Unplanned, she is a champion of the national pro-life movement, and one of Planned Parenthood’s leading adversaries. We hope you will join us to hear what she has to say, and help inspire us here in Florida, to really energize us all to fight for life.  

We really hope you are able to join us, and if you can not attend maybe consider donating to allow those who may not be able to afford a ticket to attend. 

Event Info:
Saturday May 11, 2019
5:15pm to 6:15pm- VIP Reception
6:30pm to 9:00pm- Dinner
Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, FL

Ticket Information:
Individual Tickets: $125
VIP Tickets: $500
(VIP Ticket Holders will attend the VIP reception to meet and have a picture taken with Abby)
Table Sponsorships (10 seats)- $1,500-$10,000

(For more information on our sponsorship packages click on the link below)

If you would like to attend register here.

If you are interested in helping our cause, but cannot afford a ticket, please call us at 407-251-5130 as we may have volunteer opportunities or scholarship tickets available.

Florida Family Policy Council
4853 S. Orange Ave, Suite C, Orlando, FL 32806
Info@FLfamily.org  *  Phone:  407-251-5130

The Easter Gift

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Dear Mission Partner, 

As we prepare this weekend to celebrate Easter, we think about giving and sacrifice. Easter is a time of new life and a reminder that through Christ we can also have a new beginning.  For the millions of children aborted each year, they are not given even a first chance at life.

Easter is a day we celebrate God’s gift of the ultimate sacrifice of His Son and Jesus giving His life so that we could live. We now live in a culture that says it is ok to sacrifice our children for comforts and wants of the flesh. This weekend, as we focus on this Holy Day, will you think and pray about what sacrifice you would be willing to make to help us further our mission? We need to help these children have a chance at life and to change our culture to one where, once again, the idea of giving up our children is unconscionable.

Our annual fundraising dinner is coming up at the Rosen Centre Hotel on May 11th. We would love to have you join us and hear how Abby Johnson, who was once an abortion advocate has changed her life and is now dedicating her life to help end abortion. Even if you cannot attend, would you consider donating to our cause? Across the Nation, a line is drawn in the sand in regards to abortion, and we need to fight to make sure Florida stays on the right side of this line, and that we make it known that we are not okay sacrificing our children.

We are experiencing a unique and exciting moment in the history of the pro-life movement with the explosion of the major movie “Unplanned,” the true story of Abby Johnson, and we want you to be part of it.

If you would like to join us, you can register or donate through the link below. Thank you so much for your support and prayers.  https://ffpc.regfox.com/florida-family-policy-council


John Stemberger


Florida Family Policy Council

Who is Abby Johnson and why you should come hear her speak at our dinner on May 11th?

Abby Johnson spent 8 years as one of Planned Parenthood’s top abortion clinic directors.  However, Abby became increasingly disturbed by what she witnessed.

All of that changed on September 26, 2009 when Abby was asked to assist with an ultrasound-guided abortion. She watched in horror as a 13 week baby fought for, and ultimately lost, its life at the hand of the abortionist.

At that moment, she fully realized what abortion actually was, and what she dedicated her life to. As it washed over Abby, a dramatic transformation had occurred. Desperate and confused, Abby sought help from a local pro-life group. She swore that she would begin to advocate for life in the womb and expose abortion for what it truly is.

Abby’s story is the subject matter of her book which has become the recent remarkable major motion picture “Unplanned.”

Today, Abby travels across the globe sharing her story, educating the public on pro-life issues, advocating for the unborn, and reaching out to abortion clinic staff who still work in the industry. She is the founder of And Then There Were None, a ministry designed to assist abortion clinic workers in transitioning out of the industry. To date, this ministry has helped over 430 workers leave the abortion industry. Abby lives in Texas with her husband and seven precious children.

Abby Johnson will be our keynote speaker at the Florida Family Policy Council’s Annual Policy Awards Dinner on Saturday night, May 11, in Orlando, Florida at the Rosen Centre Hotel

We are witnessing a huge change and advancing shift in the history of the pro-life movement as the “Unplanned Movie” (still in theaters after 4 weeks!) has become a game changer.  Make plans now to attend and be part of this exciting moment in pro-life history. 

Tickets and table sponsorships can be purchased online here:https://ffpc.regfox.com/florida-family-policy-council

Check out this interview of Abby Johnson on her story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npYkF0FMWl0

Florida Family Policy Council

4853 S. Orange Ave, Suite C, Orlando, FL 32806

Info@FLfamily.org  *  Phone:  407-251-5130

Pro-family events happening in your area spring 2019! Plan to get involved now!

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Streaming online now!
FFPC President John Stemberger appeared nationwide on the Huckabee Show (TBN)
Also serving as the Chairman of the Board of Trail Life USA, Mr. Stemberger discussed the increasingly progressive “Scouts BSA” (formerly Boy Scouts) and why Trail Life USA is a critical Christian alternative for boys and young men today: youtube.com/watch?v=bnyQGu4wAeo (YouTube)


Thursday, March 28, 2019, 7:30am
Breakfast of 200 Prayer Breakfast

Breakfast meeting for businessmen and pastors held by the Treasure Coast Christian Alliance. 7:30 AM-9:00 AM at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 SE Civic Center Pl, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952 – Ruby Hall. Tickets are $10. FFPC President John Stemberger will be the keynote speaker. Call Christopher Fogel at 772-461-5511 or email cfogal@cricpa.com for tickets or additional details.


Friday, March 29, 2019 and beyond.
The remarkable pro-life movie “Unplanned” opens in theaters.

Abby Johnson was the youngest Planned Parenthood director in the organization’s history. But one day, she was called on to assist with an abortion. That moment changed everything. Watch her true story in theaters nationwide on MARCH 29TH! Invite your friends, family or bring your church group to the premiere! You will not want to miss it! FFPC President John Stemberger calls this film “One of the most powerful and moving films ever made.”⠀Watch the official trailer here: UnplannedTickets.com/videos. Find an Unplanned showing near you & pre-buy tickets here: UnplannedTickets.com.


Monday & Tuesday, March 25-April 16
Florida Capitol Project bringing pastors to elected officials for prayer.

In partnership with Iowa’s The Family Leader, we launched the Florida Capitol Project to connect pastors with legislators to simply pray for and minister to them. If you’re a pastor and interested in coming to Tallahassee to pray with and build relationships with our elected officials, please visit FloridaCapitolProject.org or contact Marty Stubblefield, Director, at (850) 510-0700 or Marty@FloridaCapitolProject.org. Print out this flyer and give it to your pastor asking him to participate.

Wednesday April 3, 2019, 11:00am
Florida Rally for Life

Show your support, hear from your legislators and pro-life leaders and rally for life. There has never been a more important time to stand for life in Florida. Join us at the historic Capitol front steps between the old and new Capitol, 402 South Monroe Avenue, Tallahassee. Flyer for the event here.


Thursday, April 18, 2019
Santa Rosa Republican Executive Committee Meeting

FFPC President John Stemberger will be the special guest speaker. Meeting will be held from 5:30-7:30 PM CT at Grover T’s BBQ Restaurant, 5887 Highway 90, Milton, Florida 32583. Email santarosagop@gmail.com for more information.


Friday & Saturday May 10-11
WorldVIEW Apologetics Weekend with Trinity Community Church

Join us for this exciting apologetics conference at Trinity Community Church in Titusville! FFPC President John Stemberger will be featured as a special speaker Fri, May 10, on the topic of “Navigating God’s Law, Man’s Law & Apologetics in an Anti-Christian Culture.” For more information about the conference or to get your tickets, visit: TrinityFla.org/Conferences or call the church office at 321-268-8004.


Saturday May 11, 2019
BREAKING NEWS: FFPC’s Annual Dinner will feature Keynote Speaker Abby Johnson. Save the date for our 14th Annual Policy Awards Dinner in Orlando from 6:30-9 PM ET. Our theme this year is “Celebrating Life & Protecting Children” and will feature special guest speaker Abby Johnson, whose real-life story is depicted in the recent award-winning film Unplanned. Tickets on sale soon! Call 407-251-5130 or email info@flfamily.org for more information


June 12-14, 2019
Patriot Academy Youth Leadership & Worldview Program

Register now for this intensive 3-day leadership and Christian worldview program in Tallahassee for Florida students aged 16-25! Patriot Academy SE is a valuable opportunity for students to learn firsthand important leadership strategies and determine the answer to one major question: “What is my purpose in life?” Students will also learn a founding father’s philosophy of government from a biblical worldview, be immersed in the legislative process, develop media relations and public speaking skills, practice campaign techniques, and more! This training is relevant and beneficial to all students regardless of their field of study. Register here (Early bird rate until April 1st!). Email info@flfamily.org to learn more. Download the event flyer here to give to other young people and help promote the event.

Florida Family Policy Council
4853 S. Orange Ave, Suite C, Orlando, FL 32806
Info@FLfamily.org * Phone: 407-251-5130M.


Early Bird Pricing for our Pro-Life, Pro-Family Days at the Capitol ends this Thursday!

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Last night, the US Senate voted against the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” which would require medical providers to attempt to save babies that survive abortion. We are officially beyond fighting for babies in utero and are having to fight for babies that have been born alive. Now, more than ever is a time where we need your help to protect these innocent children. We can no longer sit back as the silent majority.

We in Florida are making a clear statement that we aren’t going to be New York or Virginia when it comes to protecting children both inside and outside the womb.

Our theme this year for Pro-Life, Pro-Family Days is Celebrating Life, Protecting Children. Please join us and help us to fight for these children!

Early bird pricing is $65 person ($35 for full-time pastors!) until February 28th!

This price includes:

● 2 catered meals and a reception
● Bill and lobbying training, so you can feel empowered and educated in your fight
● Scheduled meetings with your respective Senators and Representatives to fight for our cause
● An opportunity to hear from like-minded influencers and legislators for our cause, including keynote Ken Connor, Sen. Marco Rubio, Catherine Glenn-Foster with Americans United for Life in Washington, DC, some surprise guests, and many more
● Time to fellowship and get to know like-minded individuals across the state

Seating is limited. To reserve your seat, please purchase your ticket(s) today! Early Bird Pricing ends Thursday, Feb. 28th.


Check out the full-color flyer

If you have questions or want more information on local hotels, please call our office at 407-251-5130.

I will see you there,
John Stemberger, FFPC President

Florida Family Policy Council
4853 S. Orange Ave, Suite C, Orlando, FL 32806
Info@FLfamily.org * Phone: 407-251-5130

Only one month away from Pro-Life, Pro-Family Days at the Capitol! Register now to watch history being made

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You’re invited to Pro-Life, Pro-Family Days 2019!

Tickets are available now for Pro-Life, Pro-Family Days at the Capitol, with the Florida Family Policy Council, March 18-19, 2019 in Tallahassee.

This year’s theme is Celebrating Life, Protecting Children with plenty of activities, great information, tremendous keynote speakers, jam-packed with special guests, and some real surprises!

You will meet like-minded people of all ages, from all over Florida, who come to Pro-Life, Pro-Family Days to hear the special speakers and be briefed on relevant issues and potential bills that can directly affect life, marriage, families and our religious liberty.

With all the laws being passed around the country there is a renewed passion in the pro-life movement, and by attending Pro-Life, Pro-Family Days, you will be part of history in the making!

Seating is limited. To reserve your seat please purchase your ticket(s) today! If you have questions or for information on local hotels, please call our office at 407-251-5130. Register here!

We hope you can join us for this 2-day special event which begins Monday, March 18th at 3:30pm and concludes around 2:30pm on Tuesday, March 19th.

Pro-Life, Pro-Family Days 2-Day Event Package Includes:

● Two days of fellowship with other like-minded, pro-life pro-family supporters from around the state who share these values;
● Legislative briefings and training by experts regarding proposed bills affecting life, marriage, family and religious liberty in this upcoming Legislative Session.
● All printed materials needed on the key issues;
● Focused citizen lobby training;
● Reception Prior to Dinner with Speakers and Special guests;
● Special Keynote Speaker Ken Connor;
● Hearing from special speakers who are some of Florida’s leading advocates on life, marriage, family, and religious liberty;
● Legislative Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday Morning;
● Opportunity to hear from leading Christian legislators who are champions on our issues;
● A time of Corporate Prayer;
● Set appointments to meet with your legislators;
● Additional planned activities to be determined;
● Free Parking at the Civic Center for the event.

Tickets for the Full 2-day event are only $65, with the Early Bird rate right now. (Only $35 if you are a full-time pastor!) Special Early Bird pricing expires February 28th. Register here!

Here is the event flyer to invite others and attend as a group. Pro-Family Days Flyer

Individual dinner or breakfast tickets are also available for purchase if you are unable to attend both days.


Analyzing Impact: Gruters Bill Would Effectively Punish Small Business Owners

The bill sponsored by Senator Gruters while limited to the employment context still has broad and sweeping language that does not stop at merely at creating a new lawsuit for disgruntled employees to sue employers for decisions regarding hiring and firing.

It also allows for new lawsuits against employers by employees for matters involving any “terms, conditions, or privileges of employment.”

Using showers, locker rooms, changing rooms and bathrooms are a privilege of an employee and so denying a man access to a designated women’s changing room is grounds for discrimination and a weapon to punish the small business owners.

The full language of this bill can be found here: http://m.flsenate.gov/session/bill/2019/438/billtext/filed/pdf

BREAKING: Stemberger Calls for Senator Joe Gruters Resignation as Chairman of Republican Party of Florida

BREAKING: Stemberger Calls for Senator Joe Gruters Resignation as Chairman of Republican Party of Florida

Conservative Leader Calls for Joe Gruters’ Resignation as Chairman of Republican Party of Florida

Gruters is the prime sponsor of a 2019 bill which will discriminate against and punish Christian businesses with lawsuits and invade the privacy of women in personal spaces

Joe Gruters resignation

(Orlando, FL) Today, John Stemberger, President of the Florida Family Policy Council called for the resignation of Joe Gruters as Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida because in his role as a state senator he filed as prime sponsor SB438, which seeks to add sexual orientation and gender identity as a new legal protected classes to Florida law.

Stemberger made the following statement regarding this announcement:

“Today we appeal to conservative leaders across Florida and across the country to call for the resignation of Joe Gruters as Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida for his prime sponsorship of the “Florida Inclusive Workforce Act.”  If passed, this bill will be used as a weapon to punish Christians for simply acting out their faith as small businessmen or private individuals.  It also invades the privacy and dignity of female employees in the workplace who are forced to use showers, changing areas and bathrooms with men who claim to be women.  The bill is also clearly in opposition to the express principles of the Republican Party platform. Further, Gruters is totally out of step with the base of the GOP, state legislative leadership, Governor DeSantis’ agenda, the Republican President of the United States and even the most recent U.S. Supreme Court opinion on similar statutes.  These laws are promoted by the far left as a way of getting the state to regulate free speech and suppress religious liberty, as the bills create new lawsuits against business owners for disgruntled employees who claim they were fired for being gay or transgender.  Gruters is supporting the worst possible type of bill in the Florida legislature which infringes on core constitutional rights, free speech,  and religious liberty.  No state Republican Party chairman in the history of America has ever supported a bill this dangerous and irresponsible.  The bill represents both bad policy and bad politics and because of his refusal to pull his support from this egregious legislation, we are announcing a grassroots campaign to unseat him as state party chairman.”

Republican voters across Florida should contact Senator Gruters and ask him to pull his support from this bill or simply resign as the State Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida.

· Call him at (941) 378-6309 (District Office) or (850) 487-5023 (Capitol Office)
· Email him at JoeGruters@gmail.com or gruters.joe.web@flsenate.gov
· Tweet out to him on Twitter at @JoeGruters
· Write him at 381 Interstate Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34240 (District Office)
Or 324 Senate Building, 404 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100 (Capitol Office)

· The bills broad and sweeping language does not stop at merely an employers decisions regarding hiring and firing, but also includes any “terms, conditions, or privileges of employment.” The full language of this bill can be found here: http://m.flsenate.gov/session/bill/2019/438/billtext/filed/pdf

· When Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) are added to even narrow employment nondiscrimination laws, employers are prevented from maintaining separate showers, changing areas, and restrooms for their employees on the basis of sex.  As a result, female employees would be required to share showers, changing areas and restrooms with biological males who claim to be female.

· Employers should be able to maintain gender-based privacy standards at workplaces that have showers, changing areas and bathrooms.  The language of this bill infringes on the rights of employers to set those standards and invades the privacy rights of women who have to work in those environments.

· Biological sex matters in certain jobs and employers should be able to hire women (who stay as women) at domestic violence shelters, daycares, fitness centers, funeral parlors, and nursing homes.

· White paper resource from Family Research Council on the myriad of problems associated with SOGI bills of this nature can be found here: https://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF18L25.pdf

· Mr. Gruters probably has good intentions but as a non-lawyer does not understand the broad legal impact of the very language he proposes or the bad consequences that stem from these bills.

· Government’s purpose is to protect the freedoms established in the U.S. Constitution. The government must not abuse its power by harassing individuals because of their deeply held beliefs.

· Employers should not be burdened with additional costs, risk and liability of further government regulations as the gender fluidity scale continues to increase each year.

· The National Republican Platform states:

“We endorse the First Amendment Defense Act, Republican legislation in the House and Senate which will bar government discrimination against individuals and businesses for acting on the belief that marriage is the union of one man and one woman…. Ongoing attempts to compel individuals, businesses, and institutions of faith to transgress their beliefs are part of a misguided effort to undermine religion and drive it from the public square…. We pledge to defend the religious beliefs and rights of conscience of all Americans and to safeguard religious institutions against government control.”  See: https://prod-cdn-static.gop.com/media/documents/DRAFT_12_FINAL[1]-ben_1468872234.pdf

· Governor Ron DeSantis as one of his first acts as Governor signed Executive Order 1910, “Reaffirming Commitment to Diversity in Government” which protected the legitimate and immutable categories of “age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status or disability.”  Governor DeSantis intentionally did not include “sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression” because he understands the problems which arise from creating a new legal protected class for these categories.

· Just because several more liberal city councils and county commissions have adopted a bad law does not mean the whole state should adopt a bad law.

· You don’t expand the base of the Republican party by proposing a bad law.  Mr. Gruters should be more concerned about keeping the base of his own party intact rather than pandering to people who don’t support him anyway.

· The fact that gay activist groups don’t support the bill because it does not go far enough for them, should give no one comfort that this bill is somehow good public policy.

· Every advancement made by gay rights activists has been through smaller “baby steps” (domestic partnerships to civil unions, to gay marriage, to now silencing people who disagree, etc…) and this bill is a step in the wrong direction to a more fully comprehensive and even more dangerous bill.

· Senator Gruters was given several courtesy calls and opportunities to withdraw the bill but was obstinate and refused.  He now needs to be held accountable for his irresponsible actions.

· Those who have a formal vote as members of the Republican Party should appeal to Chair Gruters to simply pull the bill as a bad idea and not divide the party over this bad bill.

Florida Family Action
4853 S. Orange Ave, Suite C, Orlando, FL  32806
Info@FloridaFamilyAction.org    *    Phone:  407-418-0250


Register Now for Pro Family Days at the Capitol & Patriot Academy Youth Leadership Training Program

Register now for Pro-Family Days at the Capitol
March 18-19, 2019, Tallahassee, Florida

“Celebrating Life, Protecting Children”

Keynote Speaker: Ken Connor


Register now Pro-Family Days

Full-Color Pro-Family Days Flyer (PDF)

Also, learn more about Patriot Academy & register your student ages 16-24 for this June 12-14 program by clicking here.


Florida Family Policy Council
4853 S. Orange Ave, Suite C, Orlando, FL 32806
Info@FLfamily.org * Phone: 407-251-5130


Governor DeSantis Makes Final Historic Conservative Appointment To The Florida Supreme Court

January 22, 2019 


 The appointment of Carlos Muñiz is expected
to complete the transformation of Florida’s highest court
into a judicial body with the most reliably consistent and conservative judicial philosophy in the country.

carlos muniz appointed to Florida Supreme Court (Tallahassee, FL) Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Carlos Muñiz to the Florida Supreme Court. Carlos currently serves as the General Counsel at the US Department of Education in Washington, D.C.

Florida Family Policy Council President John Stemberger issued the following statement today regarding the governor’s final appointment:

“Carlos Muñiz is a man of deep faith and enduring principles.  As a person, he is very smart, no-nonsense, and humble.  As a lawyer, he is extraordinarily experienced and possesses an even-handed temperament.  His credentials and reputation as a sharp legal mind committed to a restrained and conservative judicial philosophy is unquestioned.

The appointments of Judges Barbara Lagoa, Robert Luck, and now Carlos Muñiz to the Florida Supreme Court have completely transformed the court into a judicial body with the potential to have the most reliably consistent and conservative judicial philosophy in the country.  Each of these judicial appointments to the court are highly and uniquely qualified, possess excellent judicial temperament, and are genuinely humble people committed to faith, family and serving their community.  Most importantly, each of them understands the limited role of the court, to interpret law and not make it.  The addition of these three new justices to the supreme court is a game-changer for Florida’s future.  I—along with many other conservative leaders in Florida—praise Governor DeSantis for appointing these outstanding individuals and cementing his legacy for bold leadership early on, which will have a positive affect our state for decades to come.”

Personal and Professional Bio of Carlos Muñiz: Carlos Muñiz is the General Counsel at the US Department of Education in Washington, D.C., appointed by President Donald Trump. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Muñiz speaks fluent English and Spanish and received his Juris Doctorate from Yale Law School where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal. Justice Muñiz began his career as a judicial law clerk for Judge Thomas A. Flannery of the US District Court, District of Columbia, and then served as a judicial law clerk for Judge Jose A. Cabranes of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, New Haven, Connecticut. Since then, Justice Muñiz has gained experience as the deputy attorney general and chief of staff in the Office of the Attorney General, Tallahassee, FL; deputy chief of staff and counsel at the Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tallahassee, FL; and as deputy general counsel for then-governor Jeb Bush. Muñiz is a textualist and believes firmly in the rule of law.

He has been a member of the Federalist Society since law school and has served his community as a civil rights analyst for the US Department of Justice and a policy director for the Republican Party of Florida. Justice Muñiz and his family, while living in Tallahassee, have been parishioners of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. He also attends mass at two other Catholic parishes, Thomas More and Saint Luis. The Muniz family are supporters of Open Door Women’s Clinic in Tallahassee, a pro-life pregnancy center and homeschool their children.

Read Carlos Muniz Supreme Court JNC Application (26 pages).

Watch Judge Luck’s Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) interview.

Read Judge Luck’s 57-page JNC Application.

Watch Judge Lagoa’s interview with the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission from 2:15 to 28:30.

Read Judge Lagoa’s 144-page application to the Judicial Nominating Commission.

For more information, contact
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