Joe Glover – President

Joe Glover, M.Div. - FPN President
Email: president@familypolicy.net – Telephone: 202-656-5084


After working as a paid consultant for a number of local, state and federal campaigns, Joe Glover founded Family Policy Network (FPN) in 1997 to inform Christians and confront the culture on the important moral issues of the day. The group has board members, supporters and volunteers in several states.

Thousands of pastors and activists have read Glover’s public policy newsletters and updates. Many more have learned about his efforts to promote traditional values through publications like the AFA Journal, Citizen Magazine, Human Events, The Economist and Time Magazine. His comments on a variety of subjects have been printed in newspapers throughout the nation, including The Miami Herald, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and USA Today. He has participated as an invited guest on a number of nationally televised news programs like CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” and “Crossfire,” CourtTV’s “Catherine Crier Live,” FoxNews Channel’s “Hannity & Colmes,” MSNBC’s “Buchanan and Press” and “Hardball with Chris Matthews” and Public Broadcasting’s “The News Hour with Jim Lehrer.” Thousands of radio stations have broadcast his interviews on programs like the Ken Hamblin Show, “The Oliver North Show” and Sam Donaldson’s “Live in America.”

Glover is a licensed minister. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia and a Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He lives in central Virginia with his wife and their four children.


Examples of Joe Glover’s writings and media appearances:

FPN’s Glover Comments on GLAAD Award Stunt

At the 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards, CNN’s Anderson Cooper kissed Maddona, who was dressed in a Boy Scout uniform. Cooper was this year’s recipient of the Continue Reading →

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Parents Can No Longer Trust Boy Scouts of America

Facing pressure from its supporters and members, the Boy Scouts executive board said it is delaying a decision on lifting its prohibition of gay Scout leaders and Continue Reading →

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New Boy Scout Policy Would Invite Scandal

Reports are indicating the Boy Scouts of America will drop its ban on open homosexuality during its national executive board meetings February 4-6 in Irving, Texas. FPN President Joe Glover says the change would destroy the wholesome nature of scouting, causing scores of churches and Christian families to withdraw from participating altogether. Glover warns, “Inviting people who reject Biblical morality into scouting opens the door for scandal and broken lives…” Continue Reading →

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FPN President Urges Trust in God’s Providence

With the 2012 elections now behind us, many winners and losers are feeling strong emotions about the results. And while involvement in politics is an important Christian Continue Reading →

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“Twit for tat? Sen. Vitter should quit like Weiner, Christian group says”

USA Today LogoUSA Today Faith & Reason writer Cathy Lynn Grossman addressed Family Policy Network’s call for U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-LA) to resign for moral indiscretions, now that Representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has left Congress for lesser moral transgressions. Continue Reading →

Lawrence O’Donnell Reports FPN Call for Vitter to Resign

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell tells viewers, “As Anthony Weiner‘s resignation from the House of Representatives became official today, a new call came for Senator David Vitter to follow Weiner‘s lead and resign. Christian conservative group Family Policy Network sent a letter to the Louisiana senator, saying his resignation was long overdue.” O’Donnell then shares a quote from FPN President Joe Glover wherein he decries hypocrisy by others who are defending Vitter’s continued presence in the Senate. Continue Reading →

USA TODAY: “Mission of Matthew Shepard’s mother: Stop hate crime”

USA Today LogoIn 2008, USA Today twisted the facts surrounding the 1998 death of college student Matthew Shepard, inferring he was killed simply because of his homosexuality. This baseless claim was made by many “gay” activists soon after Shepard’s death in an effort to silence critics who seek to discourage various forms of sexual immorality.

FPN correctly warned the article was a warning sign that pro-homosexual, federal hate crimes language may be reintroduced in Congress very soon thereafter. It was, and it passed both houses of Congress before being signed into law by President Obama. Continue Reading →

FPN Lobbying Effort Derails ‘Anti-Family’ Legislation in Virginia

The Commerce and Labor Committee in Virginia’s House of Delegates has rejected a bill that would have authorized local governments to give away one of the cherished benefits of marriage to unwed partners including homosexuals and unmarried cohabitants. Conservatives had been shocked to see the bill known as SB51 pass the House Commerce and Labor subcommittee #1 on Tuesday, February 19th – - especially since five Republicans who usually support pro-family legislation voted with the majority to do so. Continue Reading →

WORLDNETDAILY: FPN Calls Kennedy’s ‘Hate Crime’ Plan “Shockingly Manipulative”

WorldNetDaily.comSen. Edward Kennedy’s “hate crimes” plan – - feared by Christian leaders as a way to censor biblical condemnations of homosexuality – - has been proposed as an amendment to a spending bill needed for the defense of the nation, a maneuver opponents are calling “shameless” and “manipulative.” Joe Glover of the Family Policy Network said the move is “shockingly manipulative.” Continue Reading →

USA TODAY: FPN Fighting for Parents’ Rights in Five States

USA Today Logo(USA TODAY: 2/8/07) – Not everyone applauds the soaring number of school-based gay/straight alliances and adult-led programs for gay teens. “Homosexuality is harmful to society, and young people have no business committing to a sexual identity until they’re adults,” says Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council, a conservative policy group. The council backs a new Georgia law, first in the nation, that requires schools to tell parents about clubs and allows them to forbid their children to participate in gay/straight alliances.

Lobbying is underway to pass similar laws in North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama and Texas, says Joe Glover of the Family Policy Network, a Christian family advocacy group. “Parents shouldn’t have to check their rights at the school room door,” he says. Continue Reading →

FPN Leader Puts Senate Marriage Defeat in Perspective on CNN

Glover debates pro-homosexual “Log Cabin Republican Club” leader Patrick Guerriero.


FPN President Joe Glover discussed the U.S. Senate’s failure to pass a Marriage Protection Amendment before a live national television audience on June 7, 2006 — just hours after the vote took place. In an interview hosted by CNN National Political Correspondent John Roberts, Glover dispelled the notion that Senate inaction proves support for a marriage amendment is slipping. Continue Reading →

FPN Leader Defends Need for Federal Marriage Amendment on CNN

FPN President Debates Late Marriage Amendment Endorsement in Live CNN Interview

Despite promising to fight to push for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would protect marriage as the exclusive union between one man and one woman during his 2004 re-election bid, President Bush failed to deliver in his second term. The day before the U.S. Senate failed to pass a federal Marriage Protection Amendment in June of 2006, FPN President Joe Glover appeared in a nationally-televised debate on CNN to discuss the amendment and to criticize Bush’s lackluster support for its passage.

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Va. Locality ‘Investigates’ Christian Who Refused to Reproduce Homosexual Propaganda

[FPN, 4/25/06] - The leader of a Virginia-based pro-family organization says his group may organize a lawsuit against Arlington County, Virginia for violating the religious liberties of Christian business owners there. Family Policy Network (FPN) President Joe Glover says the potential for litigation stems from recent actions by a so-called “human rights” committee that was established by the Arlington Board of Supervisors.

The Arlington County Human Rights Commission recently held a public hearing and subsequently investigated a Christian businessman on behalf of a lesbian activist who claimed he wrongly “discriminated” against her on the basis of her “sexual orientation.” In reality, Tim Bono of Bono Film and Video in Arlington County politely refused to duplicate two pro-homosexual films for long-time lesbian activist Lillian Vincenz. Bono cited his desire to honor Biblical prohibitions against the sin of homosexual behavior. Continue Reading →

FPN Pres. calls on Sen. Specter to apologize to President

Pro-family leader described PA Senator as ‘ungrateful’ to Bush for help in primary Forest, VA – The leader of a pro-family organization that tracks federal judicial nominations Continue Reading →

The stabilizing impact of traditional marriage

To understand why gay “marriage” should be opposed, one must first understand why civilized societies have always rewarded and protected real marriage. There are three primary reasons why marriage historically has been, and should continue to be defined as a committed, lifelong, monogamous relationship between a man and a woman.” [more...] Continue Reading →

Jerry Kilgore, Homosexuality, and Muddy Waters

Kilgore’s “Non-Discrimination” Controversy by Joe Glover – October 20, 2003 It’s becoming more and more difficult for Christian conservatives to know who our friends are these days. Continue Reading →

Guest Editorial by FPN President Questions UNC Book Choice on Islam

USA Today LogoDuring the 2002 controversy over a forced Islamic reading assignment at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the USA Editorial Board contacted FPN President Joe Glover to request an opinion piece on the topic for the paper’s editorial page. In his commentary entitled, “Book fails to tell whole truth,” Glover wrote, “UNC’s chancellor claims his school simply wants students to understand Islam in light of recent events. Yet, the students who read only this book still will not understand the motivation of terrorists to kill more than 3,000 Americans. One has to wonder why university officials are afraid to give their students a complete picture of the world of Islam. What do they have to fear?” Continue Reading →

FPN President Applauds Warner for Removal of “Hate Crimes” Language from Defense Bill

The leader of a pro-family organization opposed to the homosexual agenda yesterday praised U.S. Senator John Warner (R-VA) for working to defeat a pro-homosexual measure in Congress to add “sexual orientation” to the federal hate crimes law. Continue Reading →

FPN President Condemns Murder of Roanoke Man Shot at Homosexual Bar

The leader of a pro-family organization opposed to the homosexual agenda today condemned the weekend murder of a Roanoke man who was shot at a gay bar there. Joe Glover, President of the Virginia-based Family Policy Network said, “Murder must never be tolerated, regardless of the motive. Danny Overstreet’s killer should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.” Continue Reading →