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Faith & Freedom Coalition Welcomes Record Number of Attendees, Key Speakers at Successful Road to Majority Policy Conference 2021
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Faith & Freedom Coalition just wrapped a successful 12th Road to Majority Policy Conference in Orlando, Florida. A diversity of speakers and panelists from across the conservative spectrum, including former Vice President Mike Pence, Eric Metaxas, attorney Leo Terrell, radio host C.L. Bryant, former White House Hispanic Outreach Director Jenny Korn, Representative Ann Wagner, Gov. Ron DeSantis and many others elevated messages close to the hearts of many voters of faith and addressed the evolving issues facing American families. With general speaking sessions, luncheons, breakout sessions, and a worship concert, attendees and speakers united around a common goal: to win back the majority in 2022.
Chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition Ralph Reed, commented “Road to Majority exists to promote the free expression of American faith values, and we could not be more pleased with the energy and dedication demonstrated by both speakers and attendees alike this week. The record level of turnout mirrors the drive we saw from these same activists and leaders in the 2020 election, and it is a great privilege to recognize the tremendous presence of the Black and Hispanic communities whose tireless work to reach neighborhoods into which we have been warmly welcomed. If this week is any indication, the foundation is being laid to win back the majority in 2022.”
A consistent theme across many of the conversations over the three-day conference was the First Amendment right to religious freedom. Florida Senator Rick Scott emphasized in Friday morning’s general session, “Religious liberty is our first and the most important freedom of the Constitution of the United States.” Others echoed the sentiment that it is our humanely deserved right to freely worship wherever and whenever we desire, and Judge Jeanine Pirro remarked on how, under the Biden-Harris administration, the American people have been oppressed and forced out of their places of worship during the COVID-19 pandemic. “They are trying to take away your First Amendment rights, and if they get the First Amendment, they’re coming after the Second Amendment,” Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn reinforced.
On a greater scale, it is not only vital to have freedom to worship, but also to be a champion of faith in our world today. Society, especially the radical left, has made every effort to dismantle the values on which the United States was founded. At Road to Majority 2021, the message is clear: This nation belongs to God, and faith in Him is essential to victory. Mike Pence, former vice president of the United States, proclaimed, “If we carry the message of faith and freedom and our values to our neighbors and friends, there’s a hope and … a future because God is not done with America … the best days for this one nation under God indivisible with liberty and justice for all are yet to come.”
In order to restore the integrity and values of our nation, the United States must remember to protect the minds and souls of the upcoming generations. Florida Senator Marco Rubio nailed home this idea: “Ours is the story of perpetual improvement … Each generation of Americans has brought us closer to fulfilling our founding principles … All people are created equal, and their rights come from God and not the government.” Speakers repeatedly warned American families of the dangers of critical race theory being taught by schools. Leo Terrell, civil rights attorney and talk radio host, called critical race theory “racist” and a “pack of lies” that “tries to tear us apart.” Tony Lowden, pastor of Maranatha Baptist Church, called for the prioritization of families and schools in the nation – for the continuation of the fight for those trapped in the failing school system. Paula White, preacher, shared similar sentiments with Lowden: “We will fail if we don’t raise up another generation that can carry forth the faith, the values and the freedom that God gave us in this great nation called America.”
Part of these freedoms include personal ownership and a responsibility for self-government. Rep. Steve Scalise, House Republican Whip, rightly identified the left’s preoccupation with government control as socialism, which threatens the freedom of American citizens in all aspects of life. U.S. Rep. Ronny Jackson from Texas echoed Scalise about the looming threat of socialism: “We are headed to a socialist, Marxist existence in this country. They are tearing down everything this country represents … I promise you, we are going to stop them.” Sen. Ron Johnson (WI) emphasized that conservatives must “retake our culture” and “retake the bulk of government.”
However, for culture to be revitalized, we must first join together on common values, not entertain divisive ideologies. Many speakers shed light on the dangerous impact critical race theory has on American citizens, particularly the youth. Author and influencer Melissa Tate, shared, “In America I have found that it is not the color of your skin that determines your destiny, and the quality of your life. It is the choices that you make that chart the course of your life. So not only is critical race theory false and in itself, a racist ideology. It is the antithesis of what Martin Luther King preached.”
Florida’s own Governor Ron DeSantis electrified Road to Majority attendees on Saturday night by outlining the steps he took to open Florida up for business while so many other states remained crippled by fear of COVID. In regards to the pressures of woke America and government overreach, DeSantis gave this charge: “As conservatives, we have to advance policy that elevates the freedom of an individual over the freedom of an organization.” In regards to gaining true freedom, he reminded the audience, “People need to be taught why America was founded, why there are principles that made our country unique. People need to be taught that our rights don’t come from the government. They come from God.” North Carolina Lt. Governor Mark Robinson reiterated that “this nation is blessed beyond measure,” and it’s only “with His power, with His strength and His wisdom, we will preserve this great nation.”
Faith and Freedom Coalition Executive Director Timothy Head reflected, “We could not have asked for a better weekend for this year’s Road to Majority Policy Conference. Our grassroots leaders from across the country have been brought to their feet again and again by the speaker lineup, including former Vice President Pence, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Rick Scott, Representative Steve Scalise, Governor Ron DeSantis and Lt. Governor Mark Robinson, all of whom have brought motivating and mobilizing charges for action, and have been received with standing ovations and enthusiastic applause from the energized audience. The conversation at the conference has made for a great start to rallying conservative voters to win back the majority in the 2022 midterms.”
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