Florida Family Policy Blog
Florida Legislature Passes Bill Cutting State Funding to Planned Parenthood and other Abortion Providers
Today the Florida Legislature passed HB 1411: Termination of Pregnancies by Sen. Kelli Stargel (R-Lakeland) in the Senate and Rep. Colleen Burton (R-Lakeland) in the House of Representatives. The bill cuts state taxpayer funding to abortion clinics, including Planned Parenthood, all across Florida.
Five Anchors to Thinking Christianly about the Relationship Between Government, Politics, Policy, and the Gospel
This sermon which can be seen here was preached at Westside Baptist church in Gainesville, Florida by our President John Stemberger and represents the culmination of 30 years of his thinking through these issues and working in these areas.
Our Week 6 Legislative Insider’s Report is packed full with information on upcoming events, our Presidential Primary Voter Guides, and updates on Florida’s Legislative Session. Bills discussed this week included: Gambling, Human Trafficking, Abortion, Education, Religious Freedom and more!
The historic Florida Presidential Primary is less than a month away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016! The Florida Family Policy Council is now offering a thoroughly researched voter guide free of charge. It is now available online electronically with interactive research or by paper hand delivered to your church. We are taking orders now from churches that would like to receive these voter guides.
Because of the 152 people who came up to the Senate meeting in Tallahassee from all across the state on Monday, and because of the hundreds who called and emailed on Tuesday, when some legislators tried to resurrect the bad bill in a last minute maneuver, we were able to ultimately stop and kill the single most dangerous proposal in the 2016 legislative session. The so-called Competitive Workforce Act (deceptively named bill adding sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, or SOGI, to the Florida Civil Rights Act) would have allowed men and boys complete access to women’s and girls’ showers, locker rooms and bathrooms. It also would have created a weapon to punish Christians who live out their faith in the public square.
THIS UPCOMING WEEK WILL BE A CRITICAL WEEK FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN FLORIDA! Dangerous legislation designed to punish Christians and business owners living out their faith in Florida is being considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.
On Monday 2/8 at 1:30PM EST, in room 110 of the Senate Office Building (connected to the Capitol) the Senate Judiciary Committee will be considering SB 120: Florida Competitive Workforce Act, a dangerous piece of legislation mirroring LGBT initiatives occurring at city, county, and state levels here in Florida and across the nation which attempt to create a new protected class for the categories of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression (SOGI).
February/March: Hear Florida Family Policy Council President John Stemberger at Ten Different Events Around the State
Hear Florida Family Policy Council President John Stemberger at Ten Different Events Around the State during February and March.
Join us for a special lecture presentation, entitled: “Toward a Gospel Centered Theology of Christian Engagement: Five Anchors to Thinking Christianly about the Relationship Between Government, Policy, Culture and the Gospel” by FFPC President and General Counsel John Stemberger.
The Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC) hosted its annual Pro Family Days in Tallahassee this week. On Monday, FFPC trained attendees how to lobby and updated them on current bills and issues. We were joined by policy experts Bill Bunkley, Florida Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Michele Taylor, Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops, John Sowinski of No Casinos, and Rev. Mario Bramnick, Hispanic Israel Leadership Coalition. The event was held at the Civic Center in Tallahassee and gathered 155 supporters from all across the state and 175 for the Legislative Prayer Breakfast.
You may not be able to be there in person, but your support with a gift today can help to pay for a pastor and his wife to attend, making “your voice for your values” heard through the halls of the Capitol and offices of legislators, in Tallahassee, next week at Pro-Family Days!
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