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A successful fisherman knows WHAT kind of fish he wants to catch, he knows HOW to catch it, and he knows WHERE to find it. So when he casts his line, he is likely to reel in a keeper. However, when it comes to casting votes, too often people don’t know the criteria for what makes a “fish” good or desirable, and they don’t know where to go to find it, so when they cast their votes, the end up reeling in a bad fish.
Scripture not only tells us what characteristics to look for in a worthy leader, it also tells us where to go to find such people – the church. Before casting your vote, have you considered what kind of “fish” you might reel in?
Please listen to and share today’s 1-minute Stand in the Gap program as Sam helps us identify the scriptural criteria for “bad fish” so you can cast an informed vote and reel in a “keeper.”
For a 60-second investment of your time, and a 5-second Facebook post or Tweet, you will help your friends consider this vital question: What criteria do you use when deciding who to cast your vote for?
In Defense of Truth & Freedom,
American Pastors Network
Family Update – Thursday, May 15, 2014
Voter’s Guide Launched
The Pennsylvania Family Institute’s Primary Voter’s Guide is live at pafamilyvoter.com. See where the candidates in your area stand on key issues such as:
- Protecting unborn children when capable of feeling pain.
- Adding special rights to state law based on “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.”
- Taxpayer funding for abortion businesses.
- The definition of marriage.
- The adoption of Common Core standards.
- Direct grants for school choice.
The PFI Voter Guide is a non-partisan information source for you, your family, your church, and your friends who care about the direction of Pennsylvania’s law and culture. It’s based on candidates’ signed responses to our questionnaire, or sitting lawmakers’ voting record on these issues. Share the Voter’s Guide with your friends and church! Tell them to visit www.PAFamilyVoter.com.
Thank you, as always, for your support, which makes public information projects like this possible. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to PFI so that we can continue to inform voters across Pennsylvania about where candidates stand on the issues that matter to families.
Brief Notes from PLC –
Ken Blackwell, Family Research Council. He wrote the book RESURGENT: How Constitutional Conservatism Can Save American. “Ronald Reagan is back and this time he is black.”
Mother said there are three important books (not in order)
- Date book – how spend time and who with
- Checkbook – tells how you spend you money not matter how much or meager
- Good book keeps on path of conviction than than path of convenience
Dad added fourth book; although mother argued not a book – the constitution (We are all equal to the image God created us; your human rights are not a gift from government, but a gift from God.)
- Hebrew 12 verse 1 – cloud of witnesses watching how we run the race
- Psalms 11 verse 3 if the foundations are being destroyed
- John 3, those who would like to do evil love the darkness
Our country has come through great challenges before, the question is will we rise up now when once again American is being challenged. Do we have the will. In this democracy it means willing elections.
Kumbaya – Working Together
Brief Notes from PLC –
Gene Barr, PA Chamber of Commerce – look at past history and where we are today and how we can use it. Thank you to veterans. Book, An Army at Dawn – about World War II and the beginnings; book is the story of the North African campaign. This group did not like that group that group did not like the other group; but they all had a common goal and came together to share the common goal which was the goal. We share the common goal; stop leaving our grandkids with a mound of debt.
Stephen Bloom, State Rep – system was designed by founders to be a complex; checks and balances. Controversy is a feature of the system and should be expected. To get things done you need to get a seat at the table. After elected you need credibility to keep a seat which comes from citizen activists. Present good ideas in a message that is crafted in a way that people identify with and can connect with.
Michael Geer, PA Family Institute -founded PA family institute by coming together and working towards a common goal. Formed about the same time PLC was founded. Group comes together – St Paul in letter to Corinthians chapter 12 body does not consist of one member but many. Eye can not say to the body, I have no need for you. We need to recognize and come together.
Robert Gleason, PA GOP Chairman – Gleason and party does not govern. Try to promote the party platform and if you have not read it, you need to. Written every other four years and is a wonderful document. He always reminds those elected of the party platform when he can.
Anastasia Przybylski, Freedom Works – humility and respect. A lot of people woke up five years ago and realized they needed to be involved. People in party structure did not accept us with open arms but now realize we are not going away. The republican party and Tea Party need to recognize one thing, the republican party needs the tea party and the tea party needs the republican party. When people want to run for state or county committee they are me with opposition. Republican Party needs to see there are new people and new energies and realize they need to change with times and need less resistance.
Diana Reimber, Tea Party Patriots – All come together for a commone cause, out of control spending and a tax and spend government. Believe in fiscal responsibility, constitutional rights, right to grow job. The Tea Party Patriots support principles over party. 501C4, does not endorse. Recently formed a pac to support candidates. When ask if the tea party going away – absolutely not. Used to see people waving signs, now you see people going to meeting and running for office.
John Gizzi, NewsMax was up bright and early to begin PLC with breakfast. He reminded us that we need to work hard to get the right people elected.
Matthew Brouillette, from the Commonwealth Foundation addressed the group. In Pennsylvania we have control of the legislature, but it is like trying to move a battle ship against the current of the ocean.
When speaking on paycheck protections he stated unions use not only tax payers money to collect their dues, but their campaign contributions. What is the difference between a legislative employee doing campaign work out of legislative office? Or our tax money collecting union dues from paychecks to be used for lobbying elected officials?
The question was asked, how can we get good republicans elected when the republican establishment eat their young? Matt reminded us of Scott Wagner, who is the first senate candidate to ever win a write-in candidate. It can be done.