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  • President Trump: “In America, We Don’t Worship Government. We Worship God”

    06/09/2017 7:34:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Life News ^ | June 9, 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    President Donald Trump struck a positive cord with Christian voters attending the Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference yesterday. Trump told the pro-life voters in attendance there that government bureaucrats should not dictate the values of the citizens of the United States. Instead, Trump said Americans — via their families in churches — know best how to create a strong community and that they are successful because they worship God not government. “Bureaucrats think they can run over your lives, overrule your values and tell you how to live, but we know that families and churches – not government officials know...
  • Trump's evangelical advisory board features Bachmann, Falwell

    06/22/2016 9:40:38 AM PDT · by Lee N. Field · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/21/2016 | Nick Gass
    Former Republican presidential candidate and Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann leads an alphabetical list of names announced by Donald Trump's campaign on Tuesday as the presumptive Republican nominee's evangelical executive advisory board. Along with Bachmann, the campaign announced the additions radio host and Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr, Faith and Freedom Coalition founder Ralph Reed, among more than two dozen names. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/trump-evangelical-advisory-board-224612#ixzz4CKKqcdW9 Follow us: @politico on Twitter | Politico on Facebook
  • BYRON YORK COLUMN: Ralph Reed, all in for Trump, urges Evangelicals to follow

    06/16/2016 10:05:18 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies
    timesreporter.com ^ | Byron York
    As Ralph Reed, the longtime evangelical leader, sees it, Donald Trump did two smart things in his appearance before Reed's Faith & Freedom Coalition Road to Majority conference in Washington recently. First, Trump showed up. "Showing up really matters, and we have not had, either at Faith & Freedom or my preceding work at Christian Coalition, a nominee show up, announced, with a full-dress speech, since George H.W. Bush in 1992," Reed told a small group of reporters after Trump's appearance. (Bob Dole did an unannounced drop-by in 1996, Reed said.) Second, Trump hit the right notes, according to Reed,...
  • Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in D.C. interrupted by threat

    06/20/2015 7:51:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 19, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    The organizers of the Faith and Freedom Coalition have cleared a ballroom in Washington, D.C., Friday after receiving a threat. FFC Chairman Ralph Reed made the announcement and a D.C. police officer said there have been various threats made on the event, which is being held at a local hotel.
  • GOP leaders court social conservatives

    06/13/2013 1:44:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 13, 2013 3:56 AM EDT | Steve Peoples
    The fight for the soul of the Republican Party intensifies this week as Republican leaders gather in Washington to court religious conservatives. The Faith and Freedom Coalition, a group created by former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed, is launching a conference Thursday designed to strengthen the evangelical influence in national politics while giving many religious conservative activists their first look at potential 2016 presidential candidates. … Reed told The Associated Press that religious conservatives have a simple message for GOP leaders: “Contrary to the conventional wisdom, the pro-life, pro-family and pro-marriage positions that candidates have taken and will take in...
  • The Boy Scouts ask conservative activist Ralph Reed to set up meetings with Christian leaders...

    05/14/2013 8:26:16 AM PDT · by MacNaughton · 79 replies
    WORLD Magazine ^ | 5/13/2013 | Warren Cole Smith
    Sometime during the week of May 20, about 1,400 delegates representing Boy Scout troops from across the country will gather in Texas and vote on a proposed policy that, if passed, would allow openly homosexual boys to be Scouts while continuing a ban on homosexual leaders. Most conservative Christians oppose the proposal, so the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have engaged a high-profile advisor to help them make their case: Ralph Reed. WORLD learned that Reed, founder of the Christian Coalition and now president of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, has arranged meetings and conference calls between Christian conservative leaders...
  • My answer to the Conservative Political Action Conference

    02/23/2013 7:33:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    MSNBC's Up with Chris Hayes ^ | February 23, 2013 | Chris Hayes
    So last week, I was surprised and oddly delighted by something that my friend Rachel Maddow also picked up on: “They have invited Chris Hayes to CPAC this year, Chris Hayes host of Up w/ Chris Hayes here on MSNBC invited to speak on a panel with Ralph Reed…I don’t know if he’s going to go, but it’s cool that they asked him.” Yes, the legendary Conservative Political Action Conference had invited yours truly to participate at its 40th annual conference this March. I was specifically invited to be part of a panel called: “CSI Washington, D.C.: November 2012 Autopsy”...
  • Ralph Reed: Americans Back “Common-Sense” Abortion Restrictions

    01/28/2013 3:11:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 28 Jan 2013 03:45 PM | Todd Beamon and Kathleen Walter
    Ralph Reed, chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, told Newsmax TV over the weekend that “when it comes to common-sense restrictions on abortion, the American people are with us.” “When you talk about common-sense restrictions on abortion—parental consent and notification, waiting periods, bans on partial-birth abortion, bans on late-term abortions, women’s right-to-know laws—those are all overwhelmingly popular,” Reed told Newsmax on Saturday at the National Review Summit in Washington. “In fact, about 80 percent of voters who identify themselves as pro-choice oppose abortion in late periods of pregnancy and oppose abortion after the child can survive outside the womb....
  • Evangelicals and Church Going Catholic Voters Favor Romney by Wide Margins

    11/08/2012 10:27:21 AM PST · by Tired of Taxes · 27 replies
    Christian News Wire ^ | 11-7-12 | Jeff Walton
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- White Catholics, Evangelicals and other Protestant voters appear to have returned to their 2004 party voting preferences in 2012, according to two polls released following Tuesday's voting. Exit polling released through CNN revealed Protestant Christians (including evangelicals and Mainliners of all races), who made up 53 percent of the electorate, voted 42 percent for President Barack Obama and 57 percent for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Catholics were 25 percent of the electorate, voting 50 percent for Obama and 48 percent for Romney. Frequency of attendance at religious services revealed a significant gap...
  • Survey: Evangelical Voters for Romney Overshadowed by Youth, Minorities for Obama

    11/08/2012 6:33:16 AM PST · by HokieMom · 37 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | November 8, 2012 | Alex Murashko
    Evangelical Christian voters turned out in record numbers according to a national post-election survey done by the Faith and Freedom Coalition. However, despite a 78 to 21 percent split in favor of Mitt Romney among white evangelicals, the coalition's leader implied that Barack Obama's win was catapulted by votes from youths and minorities. "Evangelicals turned out in record numbers and voted as heavily for Mitt Romney yesterday as they did for George W. Bush in 2004," said Ralph Reed, chairman of Faith and Freedom Coalition. "That is an astonishing outcome that few would have predicted even a few months ago....
  • An Evangelical Back From Exile, Ralph Reed, Lifting Romney

    09/23/2012 2:57:13 AM PDT · by lbryce · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 22, 2012 | Jo Becker
    Ralph Reed is clearly relishing his revival. Just six years ago, the man who turned the Christian Coalition into such a powerful political force that he was called “God’s right-hand man” was all but written off, tarnished by his ties to the disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, then trounced in his campaign to become Georgia’s lieutenant governor. But after several years in political purgatory, Mr. Reed has found his way back. At the Republican convention in Tampa, Fla., he was sought after by party luminaries and afforded the ultimate status accommodation, a room in the same hotel as Mitt Romney. And...
  • Ralph Reed building Christian army to defeat Obama

    08/30/2012 4:29:28 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | August. 30, 2012 | Paul Bedard
    TAMPA, Fla. - Longtime evangelical leader Ralph Reed has begun work on a massive effort to push 1.7 million Christian voters to the polls for Mitt Romney, a campaign he predicts will "change the outcome of this election." Reed spelled out his grassroots effort before conservatives gathered at the Republican National Convention. Citing statistics that some nine million evangelical and eight million Catholics did not vote in 2008, Reed said his group the Faith & Freedom Coalition will soon start targeting voters in Colorado, Iowa, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio, Florida and Virginia.
  • Ralph Reed: 17 Million Evangelical Votes Can Lead to Obama's Defeat

    06/16/2012 10:46:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 06/15/2012 | Patrick Hobin
    Some 17 million Evangelicals failed to vote in 2008 when Democrat Barack Obama beat the GOP's John McCain — and now the fight is on to get them there this November, Faith and Freedom Coalition founder Ralph Reed says. And the coalition's conference going on in Washington, D.C., this weekend is a training ground to get that vote out, he told Newsmax.TV in an exclusive interview. GOP leaders including Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich are addressing the conference this weekend as they try to ensure a high turnout namong Evangelicals, Catholics, conservative Independents and tea party supporters. “We...
  • To Beat Obama, Mitt Romney Must Channel Rick Santorum

    04/13/2012 5:25:01 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 13, 2012 | Ralph Reed
    To Beat Obama, Mitt Romney Must Channel Rick Santorum Ralph Reed April 13 History, we are assured, is written by the winners. But when it comes to American presidential politics, the losers have plenty of say. Rick Santorum’s exit from the Republican presidential contest this past week cleared the way for Mitt Romney to win the party’s nomination. But over the course of a low-budget campaign that relied almost entirely on volunteers and was met with disdain by the GOP establishment, Santorum won more than 3 million votes and 11 state primaries — the most by a conservative insurgent candidate...
  • 2012 Faith and Freedom Coalition Event (Live Video)

    Ralph Reed speaks at the Faith and Freedom Coalition event in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
  • Ralph Reed: 'Obama administration is kidding themselves'

    02/18/2012 4:02:03 PM PST · by T.O.K. · 16 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | February 17, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Ralph Reed, founder of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, brought his message to Palm Beach County Wednesday, where he spoke to multiple area Republican clubs at the Binks Forest Country Club in Wellington. Reed shared his vision of the work that needs to be done among conservative groups in 2012 in preparation for the upcoming election. He also answered a few questions exclusively for BPR: VIDEO
  • Mainstream Christians Must Stand Up to the Religious Right (Thou wilt hurl, verily!)

    09/20/2011 6:07:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Falls Church News-Press ^ | September 20, 2011 | Wayne Besen
    In August, fundamentalist preacher Dr. Michael Brown organized a regimen of red shirted Bible-thumpers to infiltrate Charlotte's gay pride event. Hundreds of zealots confronted and harassed festival attendees with their arrogant slogan "God Has A Better Way." The hatred and religious bigotry was appalling, but not surprising. What truly bothers me, however, was the lack of mainstream Christians standing up and speaking out against such fanatical behavior. Virtually every time I write about the Religious Right I'm reminded by the faithful that "not all Christians are like that." Of course, this is true and some of the most dedicated activists...
  • 5M New Christian Voters Can Decide 2012 Election, Group Says

    09/17/2011 7:12:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/17/2011 | Anugrah Kumar
    A non-profit group in liberal Silicon Valley is seeking to register 5 million new Christian conservative voters from across the country, who according to its research, can decide the 2012 presidential election and bring the biblical worldview to the forefront of American life and politics. Of the estimated 60 million Christians in the United States, only 30 million vote in any given election. The rest do not realize the power they hold in one single vote, says United in Purpose, a group backed by a few Silicon Valley venture capitalists that is running a project caklled “Champion the Vote.” The...
  • The Inconvenient Truth of the Evangelical Vote

    08/26/2011 12:09:02 PM PDT · by wmfights · 25 replies · 2+ views
    patheos ^ | August 25, 2011 | Ralph Reed
    A funny thing happened on the way to the 2012 presidential contest. The conventional wisdom that social issues would not matter, and that the evangelical constituency is a relic of a bygone era, has been turned on its head. The beltway set is relearning one of the most inconvenient and persistent truths of American politics: the enduring strength of the evangelical vote. This outcome was not necessarily prefigured by events. Barack Obama was supposed to usher in a new era of religious voting patterns by appealing to evangelical voters on poverty, health care and climate change (excuse me, "creation care")....
  • ACU Announces Ann Coulter Will Join CPAC FL (Sept 23, 2011)

    08/03/2011 6:37:50 PM PDT · by Syncro · 9 replies
    Conservative.Org ^ | Aug 3, 2011 | Staff
    ACU Announces Ann Coulter Will Join CPAC FL For Immediate Release: August 3, 2011Contact: Kristy Campbell, (703) 836-8602, KCampbell@conservative.org   ACU Announces Ann Coulter Will Join CPAC FLAll-star Panels to Feature Bill Kristol, Grover Norquist, Ralph Reed and Jim Talent ALEXANDRIA, VA – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced eight-time New York Times’ bestselling author Ann Coulter will be a headliner at CPAC FL – the organization’s first in an inaugural series of regional events expanding on the legacy of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Additionally, ACU announced several national conservative leaders will serve on CPAC FL panels, including the founder...