Allied Network & Resources

Civic Responsibility & Christian Political Action

We are facing one of the most critical elections in our history and it is essential to study the candidates, know their principles and their values. It is critical to understand the decisions they will make as an elected official. Many resources available online give us an insight into these candidates and we encourage you to compare and contrast; weigh the positives and negatives as you make your vital choices and determine who deserves your vote.

For Example: Florida Conservative, Christian candidate recommendations are available at:
www.UnitedChristiansOfFlorida.com

Florida Socialist, secular candidate recommendations are available at:
http://www.seiu32bj.org/au/FL_endorsements.asp

NOTE: ”Churches were completely free to preach about candidates from the day that the Constitution was ratified in 1788 until 1954. That’s when the unconstitutional rule known as the ‘Johnson Amendment’ was enacted,” explained Erik Stanley of the Arizona based, Alliance Defense Fund. “Churches are exempt from taxation under the principle that there is no surer way to destroy religion than to begin taxing it. As the U.S. Supreme Court has noted, the power to tax involves the power to destroy. The real effect of the Johnson Amendment is that pastors are muzzled for fear of investigation by the IRS.”  However, Gods Word tells us,“In righteousness you will be established: Tyranny will be far from you; you will have nothing to fear. Terror will be far removed; it will not come near you.” Isaiah 54:14 (NIV)

 

OUR ALLIES – FIGHTING FOR FAMILY, HERITAGE AND CHRISTIAN VALUES


http://www.frc.org/
Family Research Council – Tony Perkins
The (FRC) champions marriage and family as the foundation of civilization, the seedbed of virtue, and the wellspring of society. FRC shapes public debate and formulates public policy that values human life and upholds the institutions of marriage and the family. Believing that God is the author of life, liberty, and the family, FRC promotes the Judeo-Christian worldview as the basis for a just, free and stable society.
http://www.wallbuilders.com
WallBuilders – David Barton
WallBuilders is an organization dedicated to presenting America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on the moral, religious, and constitutional foundation on which America was built—a foundation which, in recent years, has been seriously attacked and undermined. In accord with what was so accurately stated by George Washington, we believe that “the propitious [favorable] smiles of heaven can never be expected on a nation which disregards the eternal rules of order and right which heaven itself has ordained.http://www.cwfpac.com
Campaign for Working Families – Gary Bauer
“Unapologetically Pro-Family, Pro-Life, and Pro-Growth” formed to represent the interests and values of America’s traditional families in the political arena. CWF is a non-partisan political action committee (PAC) dedicated to electing pro-family, pro-life and pro-free enterprise candidates to federal and state offices.

http://www.afa.net
American Family Association – Donald E Wildmon
AFA is for people who are tired of cursing the darkness and who are ready to light a bonfire. They represent and stand for traditional family values, focusing primarily on the influence of television and other media – including pornography – on our society. They believe in holding accountable the companies which sponsor programs attacking traditional family values and also believe in commending those companies which act responsibly regarding programs they support.
http://www.family.org/cforum/fnif/
Family News in Focus – A “Focus on the Family” website
Family news regarding family issues in policy and culture.http://www.family.org/cforum/
CitizenLink – A “Focus on the Family” website
Family issues in policy and cultureLEGAL SITES


http://www.alliancedefensefund.org

Alliance Defense Fund – Alan E. Sears
The Alliance Defense Fund is a legal alliance defending the right to hear and speak the Truth through strategy, training, funding, and litigation. ADF was founded for a unique purpose: to aggressively defend religious liberty by empowering our allies, recognizing that together, we can accomplish far more than we can alone. We work tirelessly to assist them in their efforts through strategytrainingfunding, and, where necessary, direct litigationthrough our own ADF legal team.
American Center for Law and Justice – Jay Sekulow
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) specializes in constitutional law and is based in Washington, D.C. The ACLJ is specifically dedicated to the ideal that religious freedom and freedom of speech are inalienable, God-given rights. The Center’s purpose is to educate, promulgate, conciliate, and where necessary, litigate, to ensure that those rights are protected under the law. The organization has participated in numerous cases before the Supreme Court, Federal Court of Appeals, Federal District Courts, and various state courts regarding freedom of religion and freedom of speech.

http://www.lc.org

Liberty Counsel – Mathew D. Staver
Liberty Counsel is a nonprofit litigation, education and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of human life and the traditional family. Established in 1989, Liberty Counsel is a national organization with offices in Florida and Virginia, and hundreds of affiliate attorneys in all 50 states.
Christian Law Association – David C. Gibbs, Jr.
CLA defends local churches and counsels these ministries free of charge. As a ministry of helps to churches and Christians nation-wide, we provide legal services from a unique perspective based not only on sound legal principles, but also on the infallible Word of God. When a church comes under legal attack, the financial cost to defend that ministry can quickly amount to more than it could possible afford. Because God’s people faithfully support our efforts, our attorneys can be commissioned to vigorously defend the ministry without financial hindrances the church’s lack of finances would normally pose.

http://www.focusaction.org/
Focus on the Family Action – Founder Dr. James Dobson
A new cultural action organization that is completely separate from 
Focus on the Family, legally. It has been created by separating out of Focus on the Family those activities which constitute lobbying under the IRS code so that they can be expanded in scope. It will provide a platform for informing, inspiring and rallying those who care deeply about the family to greater involvement in the moral, cultural and political issues that threaten our nation.

Books

The Holy Bible
Author – God (through various individuals)
Publishers – Many sources

Renewing the Soul of America
Author – Charles Crismier
Publisher – Elijah Books

What if America Were a Christian Nation Again?
Authors- D. James Kennedy & Jerry Newcombe
Publisher – Thomas Nelson Publishers

Children at Risk
Authors – Dr. James Dobson & Gary Bauer
Publisher – W Publishing Group

One Nation Under God
Author – Rus Walton
Publisher – Third Century Publishers

What if Jesus Had Never Been Born?
Authors – D. James Kennedy and Jerry Newcombe
Publisher – Thomas Nelson Publishers

Answers to Life’s Problems
Author – Billy Graham

In the Spirit of ’76
Publisher – Third Century Publishers

The Secret Kingdom
Pat Robertson and Bob Slosser
Walker & Co.

Living Beyond the Limits
Author – Franklin Graham
Publisher – Thomas Nelson

Seek information about candidates, issues, legislation, public policy initiatives, and action steps from the most reliable possible sources.  Sources that you are confident share your conservative Christian values and in whom you trust.

Some of these sources include:

www.UnitedChristiansOfFlorida.com - Candidates & Issues – Christian Political Action Committee

www.NewsTimesJournal.com - Conservative Christian News and Information

American Family Association (www.afa.net) - Standing for traditional family values

www.AllianceDefenseFund.org - Defending the right to hear and speak Christian Truth

Family Research Council (www.frc.org) - Shapes Christian public debate and formulates public policy

Liberty Counsel (www.lc.org) - Advancing religious freedom

Campaign for Working Families (www.cwfpac.com) - Representing America’s traditional families

www.WallBuilders.com - Presenting America’s forgotten history and heroes

www.ChristianLaw.org - Defends local churches – Free of charge

www.PrayForGlennBeck.com - Prayer for our nation and each other