Iowa Leaders Join IFPC ACTION in Announcing Future for Pro-Family Movement in the State

Pleasant Hill, IA – November 21st, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee will keynote Iowa Family Policy Center ACTION’s fall event “Celebrate the Family.”   Beginning at 3:00, First Federated Church in Des Moines (4801 Franklin Ave.) will be filled with pro-family leaders, pastors, and supporters from across Iowa to celebrate the family and announce future plans to help lead Iowa in honoring families.  Bob Vander Plaats, Chuck Hurley, and Steve Deace will be among those casting a vision to further mobilize pro-family Iowans.

“It is such a privilege to host Governor Huckabee and learn from his experience defending the family,” said IFPC Action President Chuck Hurley.  “Governor Huckabee’s visit is particularly exciting as we build on the momentum gained by Iowans’ strong stand for marriage during the election.”

“I am thrilled to join with IFPC ACTION in announcing a renewed vision and fresh approach toward engaging Iowans to strengthen families,” said Bob Vander Plaats, President of MVP Leadership and Chairman of Iowans for Freedom.

"Following the results on Election Day, which signified that the people of Iowa are waking up, I am anxious to see what the next step is in reestablishing our constitutional republic,” said Author and WHO Radio Talk Show Host Steve Deace.  “What is needed now is an organization that mobilizes those that are waking up into an effective force for righteousness."

  1. I take it they won’t be celebrating families headed by same-sex couples. Bob Vander Plaats and IFPC seem to be working hard against those families, not strengthening them.

      1. Well for one we don’t consider same-sex couples a “family” so by and large they would reject the premise. The “family” is already on shaky ground since it already goes against God’s design. So why would that group want to enable something they see as sin. It is something that needs to be repented of, not “strengthened.” I realize that sometimes children are part of the equation either through a previous relationship or marriage or via adoption (which I’m against). Even then the same sex couple chooses to place that child at a disadvantage. It’s hard to work with a family when its foundation is in contradiction to God’s design.

        Be it a same-sex couples or couples who cohabitate.

        Before you say it, I know there are dysfunctional heterosexual couples and relationships… which is why they have Marriage Matters.

        Then there are other organizations out there, America’s Family Coaches for instance, who work to strengthen the family.

        I’m sure you can find plenty of organizations in Iowa who have no problem with same-sex marriages who will provide counseling and support without expecting Christian organizations (most aren’t politically active like IFPC, but wouldn’t provide support for a same-sex couples) to abandon their beliefs and values.

      2. Shane–

        If a same-sex married couple with children is not a family, what is it?

        As far as going against God’s design, would you say the same for a person who marries, has children, divorces, marries another person, and then has children by the second spouse? If that is against God’s design, are such people shown to the door when they seek help from “pro-family” organizations? Should such organizations actively campaign to deny marriage to divorced people, and too bad about their kids?

        I’m not asking IFPC to embrace same-sex marriage and families, but I wish they wouldn’t fight so hard against them.

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