Let’s be honest: Beauty and the Beast’s ‘gay agenda’

Commentary by Drew Zahn

I heard the buzz surrounding Disney’s “gay” scenes in the new, live-action “Beauty and the Beast” film … and I wondered, does the film really merit the reaction?

After all, in my five years as a film critic for WND.com, I saw in the comments sections of my reviews just how quickly many Christians shout, “Gay agenda!” and bash all things Disney, convinced Mickey Mouse is secretly a nefarious Pied Piper, seducing America’s children to destruction.

So I went to see the film for myself.

And let’s be honest: If your child has no idea that homosexuality or transgenderism even exists, the wide-eyed innocent will likely never notice the “gay” character or at most, think him “funny.”

But to the more seasoned and observant, you can’t not see how incredibly “gay” is comedian Josh Gad’s performance of the character LeFou. Gad plays to the stereotype with a character effeminate and effusive, whose sideways glances and double entendres are incessant. It’s not just one scene. It’s many. LeFou is every bit a caricature of the “gay man” as Gaston is a caricature of the cocksure, masculine braggart.

And when a henchman at the end of the film smiles in relief and gratitude at being magically reclothed in a dress and makeup, little children will likely laugh at the joke of a boy being dressed as a girl, while the adults in the room will easily see the nod to transgenderism (or at least cross-dressing).

Contrary to rumors, there are no same-sex kisses or love scenes, and outside of a man dancing with LeFou (another joke to the innocents, obvious to the discerning), LeFou’s homosexual affections are unrequited.

The summary is simple: There’s a “gay” character in a Disney movie. An obviously “gay” character. The implications, however, are a little more tricky.

Some will bemoan the “loss of innocence,” grieved that once squeaky-clean Disney is now bringing adult sexual concepts into children’s fare that parents ought to be able to trust.

But if you’re among those feeling this pain, I would suggest – in as friendly a way as possible – you’re about 30 years too late. Your “trust” would be misplaced. Disney hasn’t been “squeaky clean” in decades, and discerning parents need to understand: Just because it’s animated doesn’t mean it’s fit for children. Or, to put in another way: These aren’t children’s movies; these are Disney movies.

Others will go further, blasting Disney for attempting to “indoctrinate” America’s children in a “gay agenda.”

But that summary unfairly reduces the filmmakers to nothing more than homosexual activists, and it misses the bigger picture. For this isn’t a “gay” film, but it is, from a worldview perspective, an inherently “progressive” film.

Left-Coast narratives and values permeate “Beauty and the Beast.” It’s a female “empowerment” story of a woman yearning to be liberated of her “provincial” life, where rural people are backward, uneducated rubes, and city folk are inherently more enlightened. (To its credit, however, the movie does portray the church as place of both education and compassion.)

And “Beauty and the Beast” was made to be a statement about one of the chief Left-Coast values, diversity. For example, the prince’s courtiers and the townspeople are racially diverse, with no distinction of social class, despite the film’s setting in roughly 18th century France (where such diversity was rare at most).

It would only make sense, therefore, to filmmakers of “progressive” worldview to also include homosexual and transgender characters in their diversity fairy tale movie. This isn’t some radical, pro-homosexual activism; it’s just a reflection of society as “progressives” see it (or want it to be – remember, this is a fairy tale).

So, yes, Christian conservative parents, you do have causes for caution with this movie and your kiddos: 1. It’s Disney, 2. It does contain a “gay” character, and 3. It’s infused with progressive values. All the more reason that, yes, it would be wise to disciple your children as they navigate movie culture, instead of merely surrendering them to it.

But this leaves the question: Are boycotts and protests and condemning Facebook posts warranted?

Again, a tricky question.

I once preached a sermon called “Pagans Act Like Pagans,” explaining that Christians really don’t gain anything by being shocked and aghast when unbelievers get drunk and fornicate. That’s what people without Christ just typically do. Why do we expect them to do anything different?

Unbelievers won’t conform to the laws of our moral Authority when they don’t believe in Him … and the same is true for Disney. I don’t think Christians need to treat it like a massive “scandal” when Disney acts like Disney.

But we can send a message that moviemakers will hear, loud and clear, not on our Facebook or blog posts, but by choosing to spend our entertainment dollars on movies that reflect, rather than undermine, our values.

Drew Zahn is the communications director for The FAMiLY LEADER and former film reporter and movie critic for WND.com

On the record: 20-week abortion ban passes, life at conception stalls

In the Iowa Senate Tuesday, a bill banning most abortions past 20 weeks passed, while an opportunity to extend that protection to all babies from the moment of conception was defeated.

In the end, all 29 Republican senators voted to pass the 20-week bill, SF471, and they were joined by independent Sen. David Johnson of Osceola County and Democrat Sens. Tod Bowman of Jackson County and Kevin Kinney of Johnson County.

The 20-week ban has earned praise as an “important” vote, but it remains only a first step. Bob Vander Plaats of The FAMiLY LEADER, for example, expressed “deep disappointment” that a Republican-controlled legislature has not gone further to defend human life.

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During debate, Sen. Jake Chapman of Dallas County, lead sponsor of the SF253 Life at Conception Act, sought to suspend Senate rules to amend the 20-week bill with wording very similar to SF253’s life-at-conception language.

All Senate Democrats, the Senate’s lone independent, and 13 Republicans opposed the suspension of rules, defeating Chapman’s efforts. The 13 Republicans who voted against suspending the rules were as follows: Sens. Waylon Brown, Mark Chelgren, Mark Costello, Dan Dawson, Bill Dix, Jeff Edler, Thomas Greene, Tim Kapucian, Charles Schneider, Jason Schultz, Tom Shipley, Jack Whitver, and Dan Zumbach.

Sen. Schultz, a key vote in passing both SF2 (defunding abortion providers) and the Life at Conception Act through subcommittee, explained in a Facebook post why his name was surprisingly among those opposed to suspending the rules.

“I am a life-at-conception senator,” Schultz wrote. “I voted no on the suspension because I believe that path was not going to work, and I am not done working the regular process to see [life at conception] go to the floor and be voted on. Suspending the rules makes my path harder and offers less chance of success.”

Sen. Rick Bertrand of Woodbury County ultimately voted for the 20-week ban, but nonetheless expressed his “disappointment” that this legislature has yet to pass a life-at-conception bill.

“I rise tonight in support of Senate File 471. I do that, actually, very disappointed, though,” Bertrand said in a speech on the floor of the Senate. “I’ve been here seven years, and I’ve been waiting for this opportunity: [Republicans] control the House, we control the Senate, and we now control the [Governor’s Office]. And tonight, we decided this is the bill we as Republicans are going to send out. We’re going to send out a 20-week bill that basically has already failed in the House. … This is the bill we settled on.”

Click here to watch Sen. Bertrand’s speech now.

Bob Vander Plaats, president and CEO of The FAMiLY LEADER and one of the spokespeople for Iowa’s Coalition of Pro-Life Leaders, echoed both Bertrand’s support for restricting abortion and his “disappointment” that Republicans “settled” for a 20-week ban.

“We are pleased that efforts aimed at saving babies’ lives are moving forward, but we agree with many Iowans in deep disappointment that Republicans have yet to stand for the very first plank of their party’s platform – life at conception,” said Vander Plaats. “We at The FAMiLY LEADER and the Coalition remain resolved in the defense of all life from the moment of conception. We will continue to press toward that goal, because we know that little girl in her mother’s womb … she’s a baby.”

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THANK YOU for standing for life!

When we work together, YOU have a powerful voice in our government.

170301 mom baby computerBecause of your efforts, Iowa’s lawmakers received – through The FAMiLY LEADER’s action alerts and the ShesABaby.com website alone – over 77,900 emails encouraging them to pass pro-life legislation this session!

And that’s not even counting those emails and phone calls you sent privately or through other allies in the Coalition of Pro-Life Leaders. Nor counting the over 600 of you who came to Capitol, met with lawmakers, and distributed hand-written encouraging notes to legislators.

Please, continue your good work in engaging our government leaders. Though we have experienced and should expect future setbacks in our goal to protect all life from the moment of conception, the swelling sound of Iowans demanding the right to life be defended cannot be ignored.

At this point:

  • SF253, a bill establishing life begins at conception, failed to garner enough votes (in any germane committee) to pass committee, thus missing the “funnel” deadline to be considered this session
  • SF53, limiting abortion to the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, was passed through committee and is therefore eligible for an upcoming vote on the floor of the Senate
  • SF2, prohibiting some taxpayer funds from being distributed to abortion providers, was passed on the floor of the Senate and is waiting House action

Here’s what you can do now:

Though disappointment over SF253 looms large, this year has already marked historic advances for life. We must press our legislators to finish the job by passing all the pro-life measures they can, while continuing to fight for the “gold standard” of life at conception.

Senate leaders have told our Capitol Team avenues may yet remain for life at conception this session. We will keep you informed if and when there are ways you can help make those avenues reality.

Please, continue with us in the fight. For the fight to defend Iowa’s babies is just beginning.

Here are the top two ways you can help:

  1. Pray. We must remember that we’re not just seeking to change laws, but to change hearts and minds and the spirit of a nation. True heart change is the domain of the Holy Spirit, and if we forget to call upon God, then our labor will surely be in vain. Visit If714.com today to learn how you can join over 45,000 people in more than 30 countries who are praying daily for heart change in America through the free If714 app.
  2. Work the fields. The Life at Conception Act planted seeds of change. 77,900 emails watered those seeds. And thanks to you, your signs, your hashtags and tweets, the message of “She’s a Baby” is growing all over our state. Visit ShesABaby.com today to see how you can continue to nurture and spread the message, and make sure you watch and share the “She’s a Baby” video that is touching hearts and minds everywhere. Work the fields through ShesABaby.com today, and then again and again, for the harvest we look forward to tomorrow!

“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart”
Galatians 6:9 (NKJV)

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord”
1 Corinthians 15:58 (NKJV)

“With patience a ruler may be persuaded, and a soft tongue will break a bone”
Proverbs 25:15 (ESV)

Victory for life on SF253! The day in pictures

170227 crowdHundreds of Iowans came to the State Capitol Monday in support of SF253, a bill that would establish life begins at conception in Iowa law.

Waving signs that read “She’s a Baby” and wearing the unity color black, defenders of human life outnumbered abortion advocates better than 10-to-1. And included in the crowd were over 50 pastors from various churches and denominations, all standing in support of life! It was the largest single outpouring of support for pro-life legislation yet this session.

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The outpouring of support encouraged State Sens. Jason Schultz and Brad Zaun to pass SF253 out of subcommittee by a vote of 2-1, with Sen. Janet Peterson dissenting. A huge victory!

Would you consider donating just $9 to help continue the effort to save babies’ lives? Visit www.ShesABaby.com today to see how YOU can make a difference!

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170227shesababyPro-life Iowans, you were a HUGE encouragement to our legislators to do the right thing and pass SF253 through subcommittee.

But the work is not yet done! Would you please contact Iowa’s senators today and encourage them to stand strong for life and advance SF253?

Click here now for a convenient tool that emails every Iowa state senator in one, easy step!

Your involvement today could save thousands of babies’ lives in Iowa. Please contact the State Senate today.

Support SF2! Good for women, good for babies

Would you please send an email to Iowa’s key legislators in the House today, asking them to support Senate File 2?

SF2 is a bill, already passed by the Iowa Senate, now being considered in the Iowa House, that offers women, especially rural women, more health care optionsall while cutting the amount of YOUR state tax dollars that support abortion providers!

And Iowan women don’t need your tax dollars subsidizing Iowa’s roughly 15, urban abortion clinics and advocates. There are between 150 and 200 non-abortion clinics all across the state that offer the same, and even more, services, both in urban and rural areas.

See the map and list of Iowa women’s health-care options for yourself!

170213 health care mapJust to be certain, the Iowa Coalition of Pro-Life Leaders personally called over 150 Rural Health Canters around the state to confirm that they would offer the same STD testing, cervical cancer screening, breast cancer testing, and low-cost contraceptive options that Planned Parenthood and similar abortion advocates provide. They do.

What’s more, many of these Rural Health Centers offer additional services – like mammograms and prenatal care – that abortion providers like Planned Parenthood don’t.

See the map and list of Iowa women’s health-care options for yourself!

And best of all, SF2 would finally stem the flow of YOUR tax dollars funding Iowa’s abortion clinics, which kill thousands of Iowa’s sons and daughters every year. No person should be forced by government to pay for medical procedures they consider morally wrong.

Put simply, SF2 is good for women, good for babies, and good for the conscience of the Iowa taxpayer.

Nonetheless, Iowa’s legislators are being flooded with emails, protesters, death threats, lobbyists, and lies every day, trying to convince them to keep funneling your money into abortion clinics.

Would you take just moment – and in one, easy step through our convenient form – to contact the members of Iowa’s House Human Resource Committee and encourage them to support SF2?

Click here now to tell Iowa’s legislators you want them to stand for life!

Iowa’s US Senators and Judge Gorsuch

The latest nomination to the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch is getting excellent reviews from our friends engaged in the fight for religious liberty, life, and constitutional government.  There is much commentary out there on Judge Gorsuch and more will come as he goes through hearings.  We encourage you to stay educated and to encourage the legislature to do the right thing in the confirmation process.

In the craziness of the news cycle we don’t want to forget to give praise to Iowa’s two Senators for their work.  The caucuses are over but Iowa is still playing a major role in the national scene!  Because of Senator Grassley’s strong stance on the judiciary committee last year we have the opportunity to get a good nominee to the Court.  Senator Grassley showed courage and resolve in waiting until after the election to consider Supreme Court nominees we are seeing the fruit of his resolve.

Senator Ernst introduced legislation to defund Planned Parenthood and has legislation in the works to undo the Obama Administration’s pro-abortion Title X rules that were promoted as he left office.  National groups such as FRC have recognized the importance of what Senator Ernst is doing and we as Iowans should be grateful for her work.  This dovetails well with Iowa’s legislative effort to defund abortionists at the state level.

Please encourage our Senators as they stand for life and judicial restraint!

“A Vote Heard ‘Round the State!”

“It was a vote heard around the state!”

Senate File 2 passed the Iowa Senate on Thursday with all 29 Senate Republicans and one Independent Senator voting YES and all 20 Democrats voting NO. The 2 page bill states, in part,

“…family planning services program funds shall not be made to any entity that performs abortions or that maintains or operates a facility where abortions are performed.”

That provision became the entire focus of the legislation. Several Democrats attempted a desperate argument opposed to the bill but in the end were defeated by an impressive array of strong pro-life proponents on the Republican side. If they gave an award for the “most valuable player” in the debate it would most certainly go to Senator Amy Sinclair.

Sen. Amy Sinclair
Sen. Amy Sinclair

It would be well worth the time to listen to her closing remarks online by clicking here.

It has been a long and hard fought journey to get to this point.  For years pro-life advocates have tried to prohibit public funds from going to abortionists.  With Democrats in control of the Senate, we have always been defeated.  Not today.  Today life won, and abortionists who make money from the shedding of innocent blood lost.

The Capitol team wishes to offer our heartfelt thanks to the thousands of Iowans who have been praying and working for this victory for so long, and to the voters who gave strong pro-life majorities to the Iowa House and Senate.  We also would like to thank Governor Branstad for setting the stage for this victory in his Condition of the State address in January.  We praise God for His mercy and for inspiring the faithful lawmakers who serve here in Des Moines.

If you haven’t already, please take a moment and send a note to the 29 Republican Senators and one Independent Senator, and thank them for their vote Thursday.

March for Life: This is why I marched

The annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., is happening today, and I was privileged while living in our nation’s Capital to march for this noble cause.

Why have so many people marched on a cold January day for so many years? I can answer that with three simple words: “She’s a baby.”

I do not minimize the difficulty of pregnancy (my wife is in throes of morning sickness as I type), nor do I minimize the challenge of young women who have few options for raising a child. But as hard as pregnancy is and as difficult a situation as a young woman may find herself in, when asked if abortion is an option, I still come back to those three words: “She’s a baby.”

Throw every argument for abortion out there, and those three words will still stand. One sad part about the 40+ years of abortion debate in America is that we have used doublespeak to cover the truth. We call her “a fetus,” a “choice,” “women’s health,” even “a pregnancy,” all carefully avoiding the truth we know all too well because it is written on our hearts: “She’s a baby.”

170108shesababyI urge all of my pro-life friends to continue to remember these words when they are marching this year. I encourage those who work in adoption and in women’s health clinics around the country to speak these words and let this truth shine out over a darkened nation: “She’s a baby.”

I plead with those who support abortion to stop with euphemisms and face the reality that what they fight for is the “right” to kill a baby. I beg those who counsel women that they will be better off killing their child to remember that a woman who receives an abortion will have to face these three words for the rest of her life: “She’s a baby.”

I urge legislators who fear passing strong pro-life legislation because they are worried about judicial rulings and legal expenses to do all in their power to stop murder in this nation because … “She’s a baby.” I urge judges and legal professionals to remember that justice for the weakest in society is one of the measures of a nation’s greatness.

Whoever you are, marching or not, legislator or judge, pro-life or pro-choice, I ask you before God to consider the truth that she’s a baby. And because she is, it’s time to save her.

A Prayer for the New President

As published by The New York Times, Jan. 21, 2017

by Bob Vander Plaats

President Trump will join religious leaders on Saturday to lift up prayers in the Washington National Cathedral at the post-inaugural prayer service. The service this time carries an additional urgency to cry to God for healing our divided nation, where many are angry and frustrated and feel disrespected and ignored.

Candidate Trump is now President Trump. His leadership and his example will either unite and heal or further divide us.

I consider myself a friend to President Trump. The last time I met with him, I offered him words of encouragement versus endorsement. My commitment to him then, as it is now, is to cheer him on when he leads well and hold him to account when he misses the mark.

Perhaps no one understood the roots of leadership better than the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He said that if you want to be the greatest, you must be willing to be the least, and that real leadership is not realized by pushing others down only to build yourself up.

Inspired by the words of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark, Dr. King said the test of a leader is the desire to be a servant, putting the cause of the greater good above self-interest. I pray President Trump embraces “cause above self” leadership.

God holds us accountable for the talents and gifts he gives us. There is no greater accountability than to the gift of leadership. This is why he instructs those called to lead to do so with all diligence. So let us pray that President Trump leads with diligence.

What does diligence look like? God tells us in Exodus that it begins with capable leaders. President Trump is a talented and business-savvy leader who has built a world-class empire. But Scripture also requires leaders to fear God. Why? The writer of Psalms tells us that is the beginning of all wisdom. We need a wise leader who diligently seeks wisdom.

Let us pray that President Trump will bend his knee and bow his head in humility before God to receive divine guidance and wisdom.

Exodus also instructs us to select leaders of truth. We need leaders who know just from unjust and righteous from unrighteous, who know God’s truth. Let us pray that President Trump immerses himself daily in God’s word and allows truth to be his compass.

And, finally, Exodus instructs us to select leaders who hate dishonest gain. Let us pray that President Trump will be a leader with trusted and demonstrated integrity.

I’ve heard people suggest we need another Reagan today. I politely disagree. We need a Lincoln.

President Lincoln inherited a deeply divided country. He knew that unity would be discovered and embraced only around justice, righteousness and truth. Thus, he called upon the nation to return to God and his principles. Lincoln’s leadership was vital in unifying and healing a nation around God, the only hope for healing and uniting.

So today and in the many days to follow, let us pray that President Trump’s leadership will be one that restores, unites and heals our nation.

Bob Vander Plaats is the president of the Family Leader, a nonprofit Christian organization.

Iowa’s pro-life leaders declare unprecedented unity, opportunity

Jan. 11, 2017, marks a historic date in the battle to defend all life – from conception to natural death – in the state of Iowa.

At 1 p.m. at the Iowa State Capitol, leaders from several of Iowa’s pro-life organizations publicly signed a document declaring their unified and unwavering support for the passage of pro-life legislation as part of the newly formed Coalition of Pro-Life Leaders.

What’s more, the group proclaimed their hope to protect all unborn children by supporting life-at-conception legislation that would effectively end the practice of elective abortion in Iowa.

It marks the first time in 44 years Iowa’s pro-life community has been so unified.

“Truly the potential is limitless in our efforts to save unborn lives and protect women when we commit to working together,” stated signatory Jenifer Bowen of Life Right Action.

“It is great to be a witness and a participant in such a historic pro-life event,” said signatory Bob Vander Plaats of The FAMiLY LEADER. “Never has society been so ready or the time been more right for change. This Coalition looking through a common lens with a singular focus, saving unborn lives, will help make those changes happen.”

The document – also signed by representatives of Iowa Right to Life, Iowans for LIFE, Iowa PAC for Life, Restored by Grace, Personhood Iowa, Lutheran Family Service, Thomas More Society and supported by Catholic Coalition and Lutherans for Life – officially declares the following:

State of Iowa
Coalition of Pro-Life Leaders Agreement

As we are all representatives of Iowa organizations with the intent to eliminate abortion and any of its related industries for both moral and legal reasons in our state;
As we all agree that the legislature of our state needs guidance from citizens and religious leaders to maintain its moral compass;
As we all agree that every life, from the time of conception, must have a voice and be protected by the laws of any moral state;
We hereby bind together under the name of God, without malice or ill intent, with unity of purpose and all deference and humility toward the cause, our organizations under this coalition with the following principles:

WE SHALL Represent the pro-life point of view before all public officials, accepting that some diversity of strategy may exist, but we all value saving lives of the unborn;
WE SHALL Train leaders and volunteers for effective social and political action, and dissemination of factual information, documentation and publications supporting the cause;
WE SHALL Inform pro-life voters about timely issues and legislation, and arm them with facts to aid our public officials in the completion of good and just works furthering the cause of protecting the unborn;
WE SHALL Challenge pro-abortion deception in the public arena;
WE SHALL Convert pro-choice or undecided citizens to the cause for LIFE with factual information, understanding and compassion.

Today, the pro-life community needs to play an active role in government like never before. If we are going to change policy and influence decisions, it is imperative that people of faith and moral fiber should commit to doing the hard work, with the forbearance and tenacity to achieve our goals without recognition to ourselves, but to give that glory to God.

We are driven by the belief that people have the right and responsibility to be involved in the world around them, and our coalition is committed to representing the pro-life cause and educating Iowans on the critical issues facing our society. We hereby pledge, with our signature to this document, to achieve these common goals presented here.

Signed this day of the 11th of January, 2017

Scott Valencia, Iowa Right to life
Bob Vander Plaats, The FAMiLY LEADER
Maggie DeWitte, Iowans for LIFE
Jim Burke, Iowa PAC for Life
Jenifer Bowen, Life Right Action
Laura Limmex, Restored by Grace
Steve Deace, Personhood Iowa
Kimberly Laube, Lutheran Family Service
Martin Cannon, Thomas More Society

Coalition Supporters:
Catholic Conference
Lutherans for Life

A historic governor’s historic last words … on prayer

In the last words of his last Condition of the State Address, the longest serving governor in U.S. history thanked the people of his state … for praying for him.

“I am grateful for the prayers from Iowans who have encouraged me along the way,” Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad said in the Address. “Thank you. God Bless you and all the people of Iowa.”

In fact, every Tuesday at noon for more than 20 years, faithful Iowans have been gathering at the Iowa Capitol to pray for our governor and state … and YOU are invited to join us!

To sign up to attend and get a weekly email notice reminding you of the prayer gathering, email Ginny Caligiuri at ginnyc731@gmail.com.

And to discover the FREE app that is uniting over 30,000 believers in more than 30 countries to pray for personal and national revival daily, visit If 7:14 today!

Breaking new ground at the Iowa Legislature!

The next few months of 2017 offer a historic opportunity to break new ground for family and biblical values in Iowa.

For decades, the Iowa House, Senate, and governorship were divided between the two major political parties, leaving too many pro-family bills stuck in a legislative stalemate. Laws to protect life, strengthen marriage, expand educational choice for parents and children, defend the poor and vulnerable, and more were repeatedly blocked or ignored.

But the sweeping 2016 election cleared that stalemate.

We now have a fresh hope the 2017 Iowa Legislature will consider and pass measures to strengthen and defend families … but only if pro-family Iowans are engaged in speaking our values to our government.

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in advancing pro-family legislation!

At The FAMiLY LEADER, our team of family advocates at the Capitol will be hard at work, urging our elected officials to advance pro-family legislation. Among the top priorities of our legislative agenda:

161208babywombLife: Not only making sure your tax dollars don’t fund abortion providers, but also working toward the day when every child is protected as a person from conception to natural death;

Religious liberty: Defending the rights of conscience for doctors and pharmacists, businesses, and every Iowan;

Marriage: Encouraging premarital counseling, discouraging “easy” divorce, and promoting covenant marriages that can only be dissolved on biblical grounds;

161208schoolchildEducation reform: Eliminating Common Core and advocating education savings accounts to give parents new options for choosing the best education for their children;

Health care: Placing families back in charge of their own health and churches back at the forefront of caring for the needy, reducing current government spending on things God never designed government to do;

… and more!

Be a part of this historic opportunity and equip our family advocates to work for YOU. Click here now to financially support their work!

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