Jan 10

Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins Endorses the Florida ProLife Personhood Amendment

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Personhood Florida received a major endorsement this week from Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins. In his endorsement, Perkins said, “I applaud the good folks of Florida for challenging the culture of death and championing life at all stages. The Florida ProLife Personhood Amendment is a reflection of a growing pro-life sentiment across the country and points toward a post-Roe era. I support the petition drive for this amendment and look forward to the day it can go before the voters in Florida.”

This endorsement comes after Personhood FL adopted personhood amendment ballot language proposed by the Family Research Council. The new petition language has been designed by a think tank of prolife personhood attorneys and satisfies 11 conditions needed to unite prolife ministries. Adapting this language enables all states to come into unity anticipating and facilitating a federal prolife personhood amendment.

Personhood FL Directory Pastor Bryan Longworth praised the endorsement, “For a long time, we have sought the endorsement of Tony Perkins. Because of their consistent stand for Biblical values, Tony Perkins and the Family Research Council have developed a large network of pastors and churches who stand boldly for the sanctity of human life, traditional marriage, and other key issues. With this endorsement, Personhood Florida will have credibility when encouraging churches and pastors to collect signatures for the new Florida ProLife Personhood Amendment Petition. Thank you Tony Perkins and the Family Research Council for standing boldly to defend innocent human life.”

Since 1983, Family Research Council (FRC) has advanced faith, family, and freedom in public policy and public opinion. FRC’s team of seasoned experts promotes these core values through policy research, public education on Capitol Hill and in the media, and grassroots mobilization. MRC reviews legislation, meets with policymakers, publishes books and pamphlets, builds coalitions, testifies before Congress, and maintains a powerful presence in print and broadcast media. Through their outreach to pastors, FRC equips churches to transform the culture.

Tony Perkins and FRC have led the way in defending religious freedom in the public square, protecting the unborn and their mothers, defending and strengthening one man/one woman marriage, and promoting pro-family public policy.

Because of a bill passed by the FL Legislature last year that changed the shelf life of the petition signatures from 4 years to 2 years, Personhood Florida launched a new two year petitioning effort beginning January 2012. If you signed the previous Florida Personhood Amendment, you will need to sign the new Florida ProLife Personhood Amendment Petition. (Please sign the new petition NOW!) If you helped petition for the old petition, thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You helped us find over 20,000 prolife Floridians! Please help us contact churches and pastors in your county between now and January to ask them to petition for personhood Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, January 22, 2012.

To launch this new petition, we need your help! Will you join us and help us get the word out? We have specific strategy and we need Christians to pray, volunteer, and donate. Register today for our next conference call to learn how to contact every church, every pastor in your county

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