As the Nashville Statement signature list continues to grow—at the time of this post there are over 16,000 signatures—the coalition is broadening to include many Christian leaders and organizations.
One of the main purposes of the Nashville Statement is to provide churches and organizations with a concise statement on what the Bible teaches about human sexuality in the face of the LGBT revolution. The LGBT revolution did not spring up in a vacuum, and its upstream tributaries, such as the sexual revolution broadly conceived and changing attitudes toward divorce, have been undermining marriage and the family for decades now. And for almost as long, the Family Research Council and its state-level organizations have been working to shore up marriages and families in the face of these cultural pressures.
That is why we were honored to have Eric Teetsel, President & Executive Director of the Family Policy Alliance of Kansas, at our meeting in Nashville and as an initial signatory to the Nashville Statement. And since the statement’s release, we have received thirty-three signatories from family policy council presidents and directors from across the United States, listed below.
The institutions of marriage and family are predicated on a right understanding of God’s design for male and female. And a society without a proper understanding of marriage and family is not a society for long. We are grateful for these who are standing with us.
Family Policy Council Signatories:
|Aaron Baer | President, Citizens for Community Values|
|Allen Whitt | President, Family Policy Council of West Virginia|
|Andrew Beckwith | President, Massachusetts Family Institute|
|Bob Vander Plaats | President & CEO, The Family Leader|
|Carroll Conley | Executive Director, Christian Civic League of Maine|
|Cathi Herrod | President, Center for Arizona Policy|
|Cole Muzio | President & Executive Director, Family Policy Alliance of Georgia|
|Curt Smith | President, Indiana Family Institute|
|David Fowler | President, Family Action Council of Tennessee|
|Debbie Chaves | Executive Director, Colorado Family Action|
|Ed Randazzo | Director of Political Operations, Family Heritage Alliance Action|
|Eric Teetsel | President & Executive Director, Family Policy Alliance of Kansas|
|Eva Andrade | President, Hawaii Family Forum|
|Gene Mills | President, Louisiana Family Forum|
|Jason Maguire | Executive Director, New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation|
|Jim Minnery | President, Alaska Family Action|
|John Helmberger | Chief Executive Officer, Minnesota Family Council|
|John Rustin | President, North Carolina Family Policy Council|
|John Stemberger | President & General Counsel, Florida Family Policy Council|
|Jonathan Keller | President, California Family Council|
|Jonathan Saenz | President, Texas Values|
|Joseph Backholm | President, Family Policy Institute of Washington|
|Julaine Appling | President, Wisconsin Family Council|
|Julie Lynde | Policy Director, Family Policy Alliance of Idaho|
|Karen Bowling | Executive Director, Nebraska Family Alliance|
|Kent Ostrander | Executive Director, The Family Foundation (KY)|
|Len Deo | Founder & President, New Jersey Family Policy Council|
|Mark Jorritsma | President & Executive Director, Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota|
|Michael Geer | President, Pennsylvania Family Institute|
|Oran Smith | President & CEO, Palmetto Family|
|Peter Wolfgang | Executive Director, Family Institute of Connecticut|
|Shannon McGinley | Executive Director, Cornerstone Action|
|Victoria Cobb | President, The Family Foundation of Virginia|
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