Monthly Archives: May 2018

It’s all about our young people…!

(The first part of this post shares a special need and is your invitation to invest in our young people, the second part of this email is about signing up a young person to participate in the Patriot Academy.)

Today’s youth face an increasingly hostile culture when it comes to a Christian worldview.

For this reason, it is more important than ever before to invest in training our young people with a solid worldview, and to equip them with the skills to be able to confidently defend their faith and the principles of a Christian worldview.

Patriot Academy is the premier training program available for youth today.  It is so good, in fact, that I sent my oldest son to experience it last year, and I plan to send each of my children through Patriot Academy when they are old enough to attend.

If you have not given a gift recently to the Florida Family Policy Council, would you consider giving a gift today for this special project? 

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This intensive 3-day leadership training program for Florida students, age 16-25, is held in Tallahassee each summer and is an invaluable opportunity for students to learn and practice important life-leadership skills. 

Participants will learn a founding fathers’ philosophy of government from a biblical worldview, be immersed in the legislative process and learn how to make a difference, develop media relations and public speaking skills, practice campaign techniques, and more!

Many also graduate from the course having a more firm direction for their life and a better understanding of their purpose in life.  This training is relevant and beneficial to all students regardless of their field of study.

Please consider investing in our next generation with a special gift TODAY.

Here are some examples of how your gift today can help:

A $25 gift could go toward program costs.
A $50 gift could cover the cost of printed training materials for one student.
A $100 gift could go toward the cost of implementing the training program.
A $250 gift could cover 3 days of meals and transportation to/from event for one student.
A $500 gift could cover the program fee for one student.
A $750 gift could cover the program fee, meals and transportation for one student.  (Basically, all expenses paid for one student.)
A $1,500 gift could cover the program fee, meals, and transportation for two students.  (Basically, all expenses paid for two students.)


A gift of any amount is appreciated!  

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CALLING ALL POTENTIAL PATRIOT ACADEMY STUDENTS:

 PATRIOT ACADEMY SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATE EXPIRES FRIDAY, June 1, 2018!

Register your student by this Friday, June 1 at midnight, online here.

A discounted rate of $375 (regularly $500) is offered until June 1st.   

Full scholarships are available to students whose parents served or currently serve in the armed forces, law enforcement, are firefighters, EMTs, or first responders. Click here for more information.

To learn more about Patriot Academy, visit: www.patriotacademy.com.

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In our challenging culture, it’s important to equip our youth to be leaders that stand for truth and are able to defend what they believe in their schools, communities, and workplaces.

Help us inspire, educate and challenge the next generation… by investing in this special training program, or sponsor a student to attend Patriot Academy this year in Tallahassee.

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May I ask you for a favor?  After you consider your best gift, would you please either forward this email to someone you know who has youth who might benefit from Patriot Academy, or forward this to others who share your concern and hope for the next generation, and then also follow us on Facebook?

We sincerely appreciate your support and help passing this information along!

John Stemberger

President and General Counsel

Monthly Archives: May 2018

Ready to hear more from Florida’s GOP candidates for Governor?

Join us June 28-29 in Kissimmee for the Republican Party of Florida’s (RPOF) Annual Sunshine Summit!

This 2-day event will feature a nationally televised gubernatorial debate hosted by Fox News between Florida’s leading GOP candidates for governor, along with networking events, candidate meet-and-greets, talks with nationally acclaimed speakers, and more.

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Confirmed speakers for this event include: 

– Dan Bongino, Host of the Dan Bongino Show and Contributing Editor for the Conservative Review
– Jason Chaffetz, Contributor for FOX News Channel and FOX Business Network, former US Representative
– Dinesh D’Souza, New York Times Bestselling Author and Political Commentator
– Senator Rand Paul, US Senator from Kentucky, former presidential candidate
– Candace Owens, conservative commentator and activist
– And more…

You don’t want to miss the premier Republican event of the year–the perfect place to network, hear from Florida’s candidates on important issues, and be briefed on current national policy concerns facing conservatives.

Tickets for this event are available online for purchase here. A special student rate is available. This event is expected to sell out quickly!


Please note: The GOP Gubernatorial Primary Debate is being organized, produced, and controlled by the Fox News Channel (FNC) and is not an official part of theRPOF Sunshine Summit. Purchase of a ticket to the RPOF Sunshine Summit does not guarantee admission to the FNC debate.

Monthly Archives: May 2018

BREAKING NEWS:

May 21, 2018

“Boy Scout” Policy Requires Condoms to be “Readily and Easily Accessible to All Participants” and Makes Exceptions for Alcohol Consumption at World Jamboree Scouting Event
 
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Photo Credit: Scouts Canada, World Scout Jamboree

(Orlando, FL) The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) released its health and safety guidelines for the World Jamboree to be held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia July 22 through August 2, 2019.

The guidelines require that host organizations, who in this case include the former Boy Scouts of America (now Scouts BSA),

“… ensure that condoms are readily and easily accessible for all participants and IST [staff] at a number of locations on the site. Heads of Contingent must be informed in advance and made aware of their responsibility in communicating this policy to their Participants, Unit Leaders, Contingent Staff, and IST in an appropriate way.” (See Guideline 7.3 on page 10 of the document.) 

Stunningly, the World Jamboree Guideline 7.3 also has “exceptions,” allowances and instructions for the consumption of alcohol in “confined areas” at the 12-day camping event. (It appears the Jamboree guidelines were drafted after the 2015 World Jamboree in Japan in preparation for the 2019 event and were just recently released in an email.)

The 2019 World Jamboree will be hosted by three national Scout organizations: Scouts Canada, Asociación de Scouts de México, and the Boy Scouts of America (now Scouts BSA). The theme for the 24th Jamboree will be to “Unlock a New World” and promotional materials claim the event will be “a celebration of cultural exchange, mutual understanding, peace, and friendship.”

This announcement comes on the heels of the BSA changing its membership policy earlier this month to allow girls to fully participate in local Boy Scout Troop programs and their official name change to remove the word “boy” to transform into the new genderless “Scouts BSA.”

The change to allow girls into the BSA provoked a blistering response from the national Girl Scouts of America organization last year when they issued the following statement:

“The Boy Scouts’ house is on fire. Instead of addressing systemic issues of continuing sexual assault, financial mismanagement and deficient programming, BSA’s senior management wants to add an accelerant to the house fire by recruiting girls.”

Florida Family Policy Council President John Stemberger, who also serves as Chairman of the Board for the Christian scouting movement Trail Life USA issued the following statement:

“In light of the mandatory condom policy, it is not clear how far down the rabbit hole the Boy Scouts will continue to fall. With the addition of condoms and alcohol, the World Jamboree is starting to sound more like a 1960s Woodstock festival rather than a campout that parents would want to send their children to! All of this should be deeply disturbing to the churches that are chartering Boy Scout Troops. These policies present a clear youth protection problem that the BSA absolutely refuses to recognize. The fact that they are requiring that  condoms be ‘readily accessible’ and are communicating this to everyone– including youth participants–shows that the BSA is both anticipating and facilitating sexual conduct between minors at this event. These policies are both outrageous and completely irresponsible.”

More than 160 national scout organizations representing more than 200 nations and territories are expected to participate in this massive West Virginia 12-day camping event, which based on recent membership policy changes should include openly-gay boys, openly-gay adult scout leaders, transgendered boys and adults and now also girls.

trail life usa, john stemberger, logo, boyscouts, onmyhonor.netTrail Life USA has over 739 local troops chartered with various churches and school organizations in 48 states. For more information on joining a troop or starting a troop with this Christ-centered, boy focused, high adventure program see www.TrailLifeUSA.com. More on the history of the launch of Trail Life USA can be found here.

The Florida Family Policy Council is one of 40 other state-based policy organizations associated with Focus on the Family and the Family Policy Alliance.

For more information, contact
Shirley Warren at 407-251-5130
or email Media@FLfamily.org.

Monthly Archives: May 2018

Summer is here and that means Patriot Academy is less than one month away! 

Patriot Academy 2017 Group

This intensive 3-day leadership program for Florida students aged 16-25 held in Tallahassee is a valuable opportunity for students to learn firsthand important leadership strategies and determine the answer to one major question: “What is my purpose in life?” Participants will also learn a founding fathers’ philosophy of government from a biblical worldview, be immersed in the legislative process, develop media relations and public speaking skills, practice campaign techniques, and more! This training is relevant and beneficial to all students regardless of their field of study.

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Register your student by June 1 online here.

A special discounted rate of $375 (regularly $450) is currently being offered until June 1st 

Special scholarships are available to students whose parents served or currently serve in the armed forces, law enforcement, are firefighters, EMTs, or first responders. Click here for more information.

To learn more about Patriot Academy, visit: www.patriotacademy.com.

In our ever-changing culture it’s important to equip our youth to be leaders that stand for truth and are able to defend what they believe in their schools, communities, and workplaces.

Help us inspire, educate and challenge the next generation… by investing in this special training program. If you would be willing to donate to or sponsor a student to attend Patriot Academy this year in Tallahassee please click here.

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Here’s a brief inside glimpse of what students will experience this year at Patriot Academy:

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(Click on the image to watch or click here.)

Monthly Archives: May 2018

On Saturday, May 5, FFPC hosted its 13th Annual Policy Dinner and combined GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Forum themed “Together for Florida” in Orlando. The event was attended by over 425 supporters, legislators, activists, and major news media. The forum was livestreamed on Facebook and has been watched over 5,100 times!

The dynamic exchange between Fox News pollster Frank Luntz and the leading Republican candidates, Congressman Ron DeSantis and Commissioner Adam Putnam, focused on many important issues facing Florida’s families and our state.

Together for Florida Candidate Forum

(Click on the image above to watch, or watch the forum here on Facebook or YouTube)

Topics included:
– Society & Family (Life, Abortion, Poverty, Character, Faith, Leadership)
– Education (School Choice, Parents Rights, Homeschooling, Public Schools, Civics)
–Constitution (2nd Amendment, Religious Liberty, Appointing Judges, Good Governance)
– LGBT (Transgender Bathrooms, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Ordinances)
– Ethics and Elections

If you find information like the live video above helpful, would you prayerfully consider giving a gift to support our ongoing work today?

Visit our Facebook page to watch the full livestream or to view photos from this exciting event. Tag yourself or a friend! Here are just a few images from the dinner:

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Our annual dinner is the single most significant fundraising event we host each year. We are praying you will be part of helping us raise an additional $20,000 this month to help us stay on track to provide voter mobilization and education resources to voters during this important election year. If you feel led to give, please donate here

Monthly Archives: May 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

TOGETHER FOR FLORIDA DINNER & GUBERNATORIAL FORUM
AVAILABLE SEATING AND EVENT LIVESTREAM IN ORLANDO

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(Orlando, FL)- On Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 6 to 9 p.m. the Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC) will host its 13th Annual Policy Dinner and combined  GOP gubernatorial candidate forum, featuring Fox News pollster Dr. Frank Luntz as moderator and candidates Congressman Ron DeSantis and Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam. To date, we have not received notification from the office of Speaker Richard Corcoran that he will be participating in the event.

A riser, chairs, and a mult box for news media will be available at the back of the Executive Ballroom during the event.

Members of the news media are welcome to observe the dinner and forum but in-person attendance requires credentials. For credentialing, email name, contact information and news agency to: Media@FLfamily.org. The event will also be livestreamed via Facebook Live on the Florida Family Policy Council’s Facebook page.

Online registration for tickets to attend the dinner is now closed. If you would like a dinner ticket, please call 407-251-5130 to check availability. 

What: FFPC Annual Dinner & First GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Forum with candidates Congressman Ron DeSantis & Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam

Where: Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, FL

When: Saturday, May 5, at 6 p.m. (Forum to begin at approximately 7:20 p.m.)

Livestreaming: Livestream will begin at approximately 7:20 p.m. on the Florida Family Policy Council’s Facebook page.

Contact: Email Media@FLfamily.org for credentials. For more information about this special dinner and forum event, visit FLFamily.org.

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Monthly Archives: May 2018

BREAKING NEWS:
For Immediate Release:

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA DECISION TO REMOVE THE WORD “BOY” FROM ITS NAME SIGNALS THE FINAL DEATH OF AN AMERICAN INSTITUTION 

(Orlando, FL) Today, the Associated Press reported that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced it is changing its name by removing the word “boy” and launching a new campaign called the “Scout Me In” to “promote inclusiveness.” boy scouts ambassadors

The decision comes after the BSA decided to admit openly gay identified boys and adults, transgendered boys and most recently girls into the historically male organization. The new name will be “Scouts BSA.” New logos now include images of both a boy and a girl.

In 2013, immediately after the BSA voted to admit boys acting out as homosexual, the Florida Family Policy Council was instrumental in leading the launch of Trail Life USA, a national Christian scouting movement.

Florida Family Policy Council President John Stembergervwho also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trail Life USA released the following statement today:

“Today’s decision to change the name of the Boy Scouts of America by the dropping the male designation ‘boy’ in its name signals the final death of an American institution. It’s simply stunning that a leading youth organization which parents have entrusted the protection of their children with for over a century has now opted to again appease LGBT activists rather than follow clear, common-sense best practices for child protection and do what’s truly in the best interest of the boys. The stated mission of the BSA which is rarely referenced by the organization today is to ‘prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices…’ What are we teaching boys about being ‘brave’ from the Scout Law when the adults in the program don’t even have the courage to do what is right and stand for the ‘timeless values’ the program was founded on over a century ago? Having fully joined the sexual revolution, the BSA has become a merely a youth group with neckerchiefs further promoting moral and gender confusion in society.”

Trail Life LogoTrail Life USA has over 739 local troops chartered with various churches and school organizations in 48 states. For more information on joining a troop or starting a troop with this Christ-centered, boy focused, high adventure program see www.TrailLifeUSA.org. More on the history of the launch of Trail Life USA can be found at https://flfamily.org/traillifeusa.

The Florida Family Policy Council is one of 40 other state-based policy organizations associated with Focus on the Family and the Family Policy Alliance.
 

For More Information Contact
Shirley Warren at 407-251-5130
Or email Media@FLfamily.org.


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