September 23, 2022
Tuesday night’s Legislative Awards Gala was certainly an evening to remember! As we opened the interview with AG Lynn Fitch and Solicitor General Scott Stewart (click here to watch; this portion begins around the 1:12:00 mark), they each make compelling confessions which sent chills throughout the room!
“I think there’s something magical in boldness, and standing up for the right thing in the right way,” said Stewart. And when the Attorney General first spoke, she said:
“First, I have to say to each of you, we could not have done what we did without your prayers and support. We felt the compassion, the love, the empowerment every single day as we got prepared for Scott to make the argument as the brief was being written. Everything revolved around our being uplifted by you.”
If that doesn’t confirm our purpose in Team LFF’s mission, then I don’t know what will!
See pictorial synopsis of the 2022 LFF Legislative Awards Gala here
Thank you to everyone who attended and for those of you who joined online. Your prayers and support are the fuel that keeps Team LFF going as we work to make Louisiana an even better place for families.
The Legislative Awards Gala was deemed by many “the best ever!!!”
My reflections began at 1 hour 50 minute mark and the ringing of the bell brought the house to its feet in celebration! Check it out here.
This week, Louisiana Family Forum joined 53 organizations in signing an amicus brief challenging the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) apparent political targeting of Eagle Forum of Alabama, a pro-family organization that has supported critical legislation, including the Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act, which prohibits doctors from performing mutilation surgeries and administering puberty blockers to minors.
The DOJ subpoenaed Eagle Forum’s records relating to its support of the Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act going back five years, and to many, this appears to simply be a case of political persecution.
The amicus brief is asking the court to “quash the subpoena and prohibit the weaponization of the civil litigation process against organizations with whom the United States Government disagrees.”
“In so doing,” the brief states, “the government seeks to force a small non-profit with only one full-time employee to pony up the resources to fight the Department of Justice, the world’s largest law firm. The government’s message is clear and unmistakable: exercise your rights and participate in the political process at your own peril.”
Well-known pastor Rev. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, recently spoke at the Family Research Council’s Pray, Vote, Stand Summit and reminded attendees that “the vote is a powerful stewardship.”
“Every single election matters. But every single election is followed by the next one. And faithfulness now is absolutely necessary, and frankly, just given the temporality of life, we have to give primary attention to faithfulness right now. 2022, in the United States, means votes matter.”
“We have a responsibility to make certain that Christians understand the stewardship of the vote, which means the discipleship of the vote, which means the urgency of the vote, the treasure of the vote and they need to understand that insofar as they do not vote or they vote wrongly, they are unfaithful because the vote is a powerful stewardship.”
That’s a powerful message, and a poignant reminder that in our work for the Lord, our work never ceases!
Friends, thank you for walking with Team LFF. Whether you’ve been with us for years or you’re just getting started, we are so deeply grateful that you are sharing your time and energy with us.
God bless you, and may the next year bring more victories that are pleasing to the Lord!
Louisiana Family Forum