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Boy Scouts of America Should Drop ‘to God’ and ‘Morally Straight’ From Oath

FPN President Joe Glover issued the following response to today’s announcement that the Boy Scouts of America will permit open homosexuality among troop members: Glover said: “The Continue Reading →

ChristianNews.NET: Grassroots Boy Scouts Leaders Work to Keep Ban on Homosexuality

The Christian News Network reported on a new coalition formed by grassroots leaders in the Boy Scouts of America whose aim is to protect young men and boys by working to keep the organization’s long-standing ban on homosexuality. In the article, Family Policy Network Policy Analyst Alex Mason addresses the controversy from Scripture. Continue Reading →

Scout controversy visits PGA tourney in Pebble Beach Sunday morning

A Christian non-profit organization has contracted an aerial advertising company to fly an airplane banner reading “SHAME ON YOU, RANDALL” over the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament on Sunday. The message, sponsored by Family Policy Network, is directed at efforts by AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson to normalize homosexuality as a member of… Continue Reading →

GOP leaders demonstrate hypocrisy by treating Vitter/Weiner differently

Forest, VA – A policy analyst working for a Virginia-based pro-family organization is charging GOP leaders in Washington with hypocrisy for treating lawmakers caught in scandals differently, depending on their party affiliations. Family Policy Network (FPN) Policy Analyst Alex Mason released an opinion piece critical of Republican leaders who overlooked the immoral actions of Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) while decrying those of Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY). Continue Reading →

FPN to fly Christian message before “gay day” at Disney Saturday morning

Forest, VA – A Christian group is sponsoring an evangelistic outreach as “gay day” at Walt Disney World gets underway Saturday morning. The group plans to confront 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 →

Christian Activist Questions President’s Remarks About Jesus Christ

Forest, VA –A Christian pro-family activist is taking President Bush to task for comments he made recently, rejecting the exclusive deity of the God of the Bible. Continue Reading →

FPN to Fly ‘Hope for Homosexuals’ Over San Diego “Gay Pride” Parade Saturday

Forest, VA –Two Christian pro-family organizations are working together to form an evangelistic outreach in California this weekend, designed to confront “gay pride” parade attendees with the 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 →

OneNewsNow.com: FPN Says Greatest Danger to Homosexuals is Other Homosexuals

OneNewsNow.com is reporting on FPN’s opposition to Senator Ted Kennedy’s underhanded plan to promote the homosexual agenda by inserting “hate crimes for homosexuals” language into a crucial defense spending bill. In the interview for this story, FPN President Joe Glover said the real goal of adding “sexual orientation” to “hate crimes” categories is to silence Biblical opposition to homosexuality. However, Glover asserts that in their efforts to silence Christians, homosexual activists are “ignoring the true threat to a homosexual’s safety: other homosexuals.” Continue Reading →

EDUCATION WEEK: FPN Pushes Laws to Initiate Parental Involvement in School Clubs

(EDUCATION WEEK: 3/7/07) – “Legislation awaiting Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr.’s signature could make the state the first in the nation to require parental permission for students to participate in school-sponsored clubs and organizations — a measure that opponents say is intended to prevent students from joining gay-straight clubs in schools.”

“Requiring parental permission .. concerns Joe Glover, the president of the Family Policy Network, a Washington-based Christian advocacy organization that opposes gay-straight clubs and has lobbied against them in several states.”

“Though the Family Policy Network last year announced that it would campaign for parental-permission provisions in five states, not including Utah, Mr. Glover said that the group since has rethought its position. He is concerned that requiring parental consent could result in students choosing not to join a variety of school clubs, including religious groups that his organization supports. 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 →

AFA JOURNAL: FPN Finds Way to Combat “Gay-Straight Alliances” in Public Schools

(AFA Journal – 12/6/2006) The influence of homosexual activists within the nation’s educational system continues to grow, altering the attitudes of children and teens toward the acceptance of a destructive and depraved lifestyle. Often without parental knowledge, local schools are instituting policy changes that not only promote respect for homosexuality, but often even celebrate it.

In order to combat the influence homosexual activists can have on schoolkids, the Washington, D.C.-based pro-family group Family Policy Network is promoting an interesting approach to the problem of “Gay-Straight Alliances.” In August, FPN launched a multi-state campaign (North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia) to require schools to obtain parental permission before public school children can take part in non-academic clubs – including GSAs. Continue Reading →

NYU LIVEWIRE: Policy Analyst Says Morning After Pill Will Increase Promiscuity

(NYU LIVEWIRE: 10/16/06) – With morning-after pill Plan B being sold without a prescription, a debate is raging over whether young single people will grow more careless about having unprotected sex – or whether they’ll just have lots more casual sex, period.

Some of the loudest objections have come from the Christian right.

“By offering a so-called ‘easy’ option to shirk consequences of non-marital sex, this do-it-yourself abortion only encourages people to become more sexually active with more partners,” wrote policy analyst Alex Mason in a study for the Washington-based Family Policy Network (www.familypolicynetwork.org), a Christian think tank that strongly opposes nonprescription availability of the pill. Continue Reading →

Marriage Amendment Fails in House of Representatives

On July 18, the House of Representatives struck down H.J. Res. 88, the proposed constitutional amendment that would protect the traditional institution of marriage between one man Continue Reading →

NEWS & OBSERVER: “Word Withers Activist’s Ear”

RALEIGH, NC – Carolina Hurricanes player Ray Whitney’s potty mouth may cost NBC affiliates in the west big bucks, if the Family Policy Network gets its way. Joe Glover, the president of the Virginia-based conservative Christian group, said Thursday that he plans to put out an alert for viewers in Pacific and Mountain time zones, who would have heard Whitney loudly exclaim a four-letter expletive during a celebratory postgame moment after the Canes beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 Monday for the Stanley Cup. Continue Reading →

WORLDNETDAILY.COM: Businessman Ordered to Duplicate Lesbian’s Videos

A government commission has ordered a man who runs a video duplicator business to do a job for a lesbian activist after he initially refused because, as a Christian, he did not want to help promote homosexuality.

According to a report by Concerned Women for America, Tim Bono of Bomo Film and Video in Arlington, Va., did not want to violate his biblical values by helping promote two pro-homosexual films lesbian activist Lillian Vincenz wanted duplicated. Continue Reading →

AGAPEPRESS: Virginia County Harasses Christian Businessman

The leader of a pro-family group in Virginia says he considering legal action against Arlington County for its investigation into the business policies and practices of a local Christian businessman.

Upon being asked to duplicate two pro-homosexual films, Tim Bono of Bono Film & Video politely refused the business, citing his company policy — do not duplicate material it deems obscene, that may embarrass employees or tarnish the company’s reputation, or that is contrary to Christian and ethical values. But the customer making the request was long-time lesbian activist Lillian Vincenz, who took her complaint to Arlington County officials, asking them to force Bono to duplicate her materials. Continue Reading →

FPN NEWS: Gordon, Earnhardt Echo FPN Call for Broadcast Delay

Two of NASCAR’s most popular drivers are saying television producers should ensure their broadcasts don’t include profanity. Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon and popular Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt, Jr. both expressed opinions consistent with those of Family Policy Network (FPN) in separate interviews with reporters writing for NASCAR.COM. The drivers voiced their opinions just days after FPN President Joe Glover filed an official FCC complaint against FOX Television for airing profanity during a NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Continue Reading →

AGAPEPRESS: Pro-Family NASCAR Viewers Outraged

(AgapePress.org) – Pro-family groups are encouraging supporters to contact the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about a recent case of profanity that aired during a recent NASCAR telecast.

Viewers tuning in to a March 26 live broadcast of the “Food City 500″ NASCAR race on Fox Television were subjected to an offensive barrage of language when the network included in the telecast an audio transmission of an angry pit crew chief using profanity. FCC guidelines forbid networks from airing such language during times when families may be watching.

Joe Glover is president of the Family Policy Network, which filed an official complaint with the FCC about the incident. He points out that federal rules barring networks from airing profanity during family hours apply even when the infractions occur during live broadcasts. Continue Reading →

NASCAR.COM: FOX says Equipment Malfunction Caused Slip

According to a news article at NASCAR.COM, officials with the FOX network are defending their broadcast of profanity in the 3/26/06 “Food City 500″ race at Bristol Motor Speedway as the result of “an equipment malfunction.” FOX Sports issued the following statement: “As Mike Joy immediately told our audience on Sunday, we’re very sorry that comment escaped our screening process. We take audio very seriously and make painstaking efforts to offer only the best.” FPN President Joe Glover says that’s “no excuse.” Continue Reading →

NEWSWIRE: Group files complaint with FCC about NASCAR, Fox and the ‘S-word’

ThatsRacin.com – March 28, 2006 The president of the Family Policy Network has filed an official complaint with the Federal Communications Company after a Nextel Cup crew Continue Reading →

WORLDNETDAILY.COM: Fox, NASCAR Blasted for S-Bomb During Race

(WORLDNETDAILY.COM) Family advocates are revving up against Fox Television and NASCAR after a driver’s crew chief uttered the S-word during a nationally broadcast race Sunday. The obscene word was aired during a car-to-crew conversation between driver Martin Truex, Jr. and his crew chief, Kevin Manion, at the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. A frustrated Manion told his driver, “We missed the set-up today. It (the car) was a piece of s—.” Fox announcer Mike Joy offered an immediate on-air apology, stating, “We apologize for the language on the part of Martin Truex’s crew chief, but the frustration is evident this late in the race when things happen.”

A March 15 ruling by the FCC declared: “The ‘S-word’ is a vulgar excretory term so grossly offensive to members of the public that it amounts to a nuisance and is presumptively profane. Like the ‘F-word,’ it is one of the most offensive words in the English language, the broadcast of which is likely to shock the viewer and disturb the peace and quiet of the home.” Continue Reading →

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NEWS-JOURNALONLINE.COM: Christian Group Files Complaint with FCC

(NEWS-JOURNALONLINE.com) – A Christian group calling itself the Family Policy Network filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission after hearing a curse word during Sunday’s Fox broadcast of the Food City 500.

FPN president Joe Glover issued a statement, that read in part, “NASCAR and Fox Sports have a responsibility to keep profanity off of broadcast television, especially during daytime hours on Sunday afternoon when so many families are watching.” Continue Reading →

Senator Reverses Stance on Hate Crimes Legislation

U.S. Senator George Allen (R-VA) has confirmed he will henceforth OPPOSE legislation that would add “sexual orientation” to the list of federally recognized “hate crimes.” The change in policy is being welcomed by the leader of the Virginia-based Family Policy Network – the group that has hounded Allen for breaking a written promise NOT to support such legislation in 2004.

The reversal comes after several months of actions by FPN staff criticizing Allen for breaking a promise to oppose such pro-homosexual legislation. Besides educating 35,000 of its own supporters, FPN also targeted Christian radio stations and conservative media outlets, successfully reaching listeners to thousands of Christian radio stations and readers of numerous conservative publications. In one-widely circulated article, FPN President Joe Glover had promised, “George Allen broke his promise to not support adding “sexual orientation” to the federal list of hate crimes last year. We’re asking him not to break that promise again now,”

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CNS NEWS: Exclusive: Sen Allen Withdraws ‘Hate Crimes’ Support
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This article also at: Crosswalk.com, NewsMAX.com 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 →

Lawsuit Filed against UNC in Federal Court

A lawsuit was filed this morning against the University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill, alleging the school is infringing upon the religious free exercise of its students and violating the establishment clause of the United States Constitution by forcing incoming freshmen and transfer students to study Islam against their will. Continue Reading →

UNC Wants ‘Objectors’ to Defend Religious Beliefs

In reaction to controversy over a mandatory introduction to Islam for incoming freshmen, the University of North Carolina has developed a so-called “opt-out” policy that is bringing greater criticism than the requirement itself. Continue Reading →

FPN Seeks Freshman to Sue UNC Over Forced Islam Class

FPN is seeking a plaintiff to sue the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

If you are an incoming freshman or transfer student and you are philosophically opposed to being required to study Islam, Family Policy Network would like to introduce you to attorneys who are interest in suing the University on your behalf, without any cost to you. Continue Reading →

FPN Board Chairman on Fox News Channel Sunday Night

A member of Family Policy Network’s Board of Directors will be interviewed on Fox News Channel this weekend to criticize the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for religious discrimination. Terry Moffitt, Chairman of the Board for FPN, will condemn the University’s new policy forcing students to study Islam without offering an alternative course for those who find the requirement offensive. 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 →

Federal Judge Strikes Law Protecting Virginia Children

Decision Leaves Door Open to Destroy Young Lives

Despite a national movement to restrict access of children to pornographic materials online, a U.S. district judge in Charlottesville last week barred the state of Virginia from enforcing a law aimed at protecting children from harmful material on the Internet. Continue Reading →

Speedway Becomes Battleground Over Homosexual Rights

If you were at the Lowe’s Motor Speedway on May 28th, you might have witnessed the latest skirmish in the war between homosexual rights activists and their advocates in corporate America and America’s families. The Virginia-based Family Policy Network (FPN) contracted an airplane to fly a banner over race fans at the speedway that read, “BUD: STOP PROMOTING THE GAY AGENDA – GAYBEER.COM.” The website identified in the banner contains the details of Anheuser-Busch’s pro-homosexual activities, including pictures from Bud-sponsored Folsom Street Fair, an annual sadomasochism festival in San Francisco, and Bud Light’s pro-homosexual magazine ads. Continue Reading →

Weather Grounds Protest Before Race at Talladega

A national pro-family organization’s plans to educate thousands of race fans here April 16 on efforts by Anheuser-Busch to promote homosexuality were cancelled due to bad weather. A late-morning fog kept an airplane and pilot hired by Family Policy Network from leaving Tennessee on the day of the race. Continue Reading →

“Race for the Family” confronts Bud before race in Atlanta

Family Policy Network today educated thousands more race fans on efforts by Anheuser-Busch to promote destructive homosexual behavior nationwide. The campaign, which the pro-family group calls “Race for the Family” was begun at a national stock car race in Martinsville, Virginia last fall. The Atlanta Motor Speedway is the third stop on the group’s tour of the national race circuit. Daytona International Speedway was the second. Continue Reading →

Fans Witness Rebuke of Race Sponsor in Skies Above Daytona 500

Two national pro-family organizations joined forces here to educate race fans about a race sponsor’s ongoing promotion of homosexuality throughout North America. “Budweiser no doubt ‘felt the heat’ on their day in the sun yesterday as a national sponsor of the Daytona 500,” said Joe Glover, President of Family Policy Network. Continue Reading →

Beer Drinkers Oppose Anheuser-Busch for Promoting Homosexuality

Family Policy Network recently launched a new campaign called “Race for the Family” at a national stock car race in Martinsville, Virginia. The purpose of the campaign is to educate Anheuser-Busch customers on the company’s strategy to promote homosexuality for profit.

Joe Glover, President of the Virginia-based Family Policy Network quipped, “Of course, you’ll never see pro-homosexual beer advertisements in any mainstream publications. That’s because the marketing experts at Anheuser-Busch know most of their existing customers would object to the ploy, and many would stop purchasing their products or attending their amusement parks.” Glover says, “They don’t want their left hand to know what their right hand is doing.” Continue Reading →

Pro-Family Activists Confront Anheuser-Busch for Promoting Homosexuality

Three pro-family activists, including representatives of two national pro-family organizations, held a press conference here last night as part of a new campaign to inform beer drinkers on Anheuser-Busch’s attempts to promote homosexuality. Continue Reading →

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