January 2017

FFC Chairman Ralph Reed Statement On President Trump’s Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch To U.S. Supreme Court

Duluth, GA – Faith & Freedom Coalition Chairman Ralph Reed issued the following statement on President Donald J. Trump’s announcement that he will nominate Judge Neil Gorsuch of Colorado to the U.S Supreme Court.

“President Trump won 81 percent of the evangelical vote in no small measure because he made an ironclad pledge that if elected he would fill the vacancy on the US Supreme Court with a strict constructionist who would respect the Constitution and the rule of law, not legislate from the bench.  We never doubted then-candidate Trump’s sincerity or commitment, and by nominating Judge Neil Gorsuch, he has now kept that promise. Judge Gorsuch is a widely respected jurist whose razor-sharp intellect is complemented by his temperament and the knowledge of the law. He is exactly who the nation needs as a Supreme Court Justice in the model of the late Antonin Scalia. Faith & Freedom Coalition is thrilled by this nomination and will work tirelessly for the confirmation of Judge Gorsuch.”

FFC Executive Director Tim Head Statement On “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act”

Tim Head, Executive Director of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, issued the following statement on U.S. House approval of H.R. 7 the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act of 2017 by a bipartisan vote of 238 to 183, to create a uniform policy against taxpayer funding of abortion in all government programs.

“The 115th Congress is already hard at work to dramatically reverse the abhorrent pro-abortion policies of the past eight years, policies that included abortion services as health care services and forcing U.S. taxpayers to pay for it. Thanks to Rep. Chris Smith and other members of the House pro-life caucus we are one step closer to creating a permanent, government wide ban of taxpayer dollars being used to fund abortion providers and promoters.”

FFC Executive Director Tim Head Statement On President Trump’s Mexico City Policy Executive Order

Duluth, GA – Faith & Freedom Coalition Executive Director Tim Head issued the following statement on President Donald Trump’s signing of an Executive Order reversing Barack Obama’s decision to overturn the the Mexico City policy instituted by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. The original order barred abortion providers who operate in foreign countries from receiving U.S taxpayer funds.

“President Trump on only his third day in office has already delivered on his campaign promise to be a strong pro-life President by re-instituting President Reagan’s Mexico City Policy. The Executive Order simply requires that foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) agree, as a condition of their receipt of U.S. federal grant money, to neither perform nor actively promote abortion as a method of family planning overseas. The life community is thankful that the Trump administration is now putting an immediate stop to our tax dollars being used to promote and perform abortions across the globe. The abortion industry and organizations that perform and promote abortion will now be forced to seek funding from sources other than the U.S taxpayer.”

To speak with a representative of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, contact Lance Lemmonds at [email protected]

FFC Calls For Congress & Incoming Administration To Act In Solidarity With Israel Paris “Peace Conference” & United Nations Attempting To Undermine Israel’s Sovereignty

Duluth, GA – Representatives from over 70 countries met in Paris on Sunday for a conference to discuss Middle East peace. The conference, which was hosted by French President François Holland and attended by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, issued a closing statement, which was welcomed by the Palestinian Authority, “to reaffirm their support for a just, lasting and comprehensive resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict” and to “take urgent steps in order to reverse the current negative trends on the ground, including continued acts of violence and ongoing settlement activity, and to start meaningful direct negotiations.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed the conference and its conclusions as “ a rigged conference, rigged by the Palestinians with French auspices to adopt additional anti-Israel stances.” British diplomats, who attended as observers, concluded the conference by saying, “We have particular reservations about an international conference intended to advance between the parties that does not involve them – indeed which is taking place against the wishes of the Israelis – and which is taking place just days before the transition to a new American President when the US will be the ultimate guarantor of any agreement.”

“This latest attempt by anti-Israel bureaucrats across the globe to pressure the only U.S. ally in the Middle East to abandon its sovereignty and security through this so-called “peace conference” and the recent actions of the United Nations Security Council are an affront to the people of Israel searching for a peaceful resolution, and are a continuation of a failed U.S. foreign policy that enables the enemies of freedom,” said Tim Head, executive director of the Faith & Freedom Coalition.

The U.N. Security Council passed Resolution 2334 on December 23, 2016, criticizing Israel for allowing its people to live in Judea and Samaria, with tacit approval from the Obama administration as the United States abstained from the vote.

Last week, Senator Marco Rubio introduced S.Res. 6 along with 69 bipartisan co-sponsors, declaring the U.S. Congress’ objection to Resolution 2334 and to all efforts that undermine direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. The U.S. House of Representatives joined in an overwhelming show of bipartisanship by passing House Resolution 11 objecting to the Security Council vote.

Further, Senator Ted Cruz and Senator Lindsey Graham introduced the “Safeguard Israel Act of 2017″ which would end all U.S. contributions to the United Nations until the Security Council completely and resolutely repeals Resolution 2334.

“People of faith across the country, in solidarity with our friends and allies in Israel, call for a repeal of Resolution 2334 and for Congress and the incoming Trump administration to end U.S. funding of the U.N. until the resolution is repealed,” said Head. “Thanks to Senators Rubio, Cruz and Graham and the U.S. House of Representatives for recognizing the urgency of this problem and their leadership in crafting legislation that shows the world our solidarity with the Israeli people. We all look forward to the end of this week as U.S. policy will finally recognize Israel’s rights under international law and provide real leadership toward lasting peace in the region.”

To speak with a representative of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, contact Lance Lemmonds at [email protected]


FFC Executive Director Tim Head Statement On Secretary of State John Kerry’s Middle East Speech

Duluth, GA – Faith & Freedom Coalition Executive Director Tim Head issued the following statement in response to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaking today on the Middle East and America’s greatest ally in the region, Israel.

“Once again Secretary Kerry and President Obama displayed their dangerous view of Israel’s right to defend itself and this administrations feckless policy in the Middle East. This administration continues to cater to the enemies of freedom in the region, such as Iran, while also weakening our own standing and that of our ally Israel. The time is quickly approaching for a change in U.S foreign policy that will result in the United States showing the world its solidarity with the Israeli people.”

To speak with a representative of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, contact Lance Lemmonds at [email protected]