• THE FAMiLY LEADER
    Inspiring the Church to Engage Government for the Advance of God's Kingdom
FEATURED NEWS:
TFL ENDORSES REPS. STEVE BRADLEY, DEAN FISHER

The FAMiLY Leader announces its wholehearted endorsement of two candidates, Rep. Steve Bradley of Iowa House District 66 and Rep. Dean Fisher of Iowa House District 53, in the upcoming June 7, 2022, Republican Primary. These public servants are leaders in protecting unborn life, defending religious freedom, and expanding parental choice in education.

FEATURED CONTENT:
IOWA SUPPORT FOR PROTECT LIFE AMENDMENT 'NECK-AND-NECK'

A poll of likely voters reveals support and opposition to the proposed Protect Life Amendment to the Iowa Constitution in a virtual tie – 45 to 47 percent, respectively, within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 4.38 percent.

When asked whether Iowans “should be given the opportunity to vote on the amendment,” however, an overwhelming 84 percent of voters said yes.

IN LOVING MEMORY:
LUCAS VANDER PLAATS

The FAMiLY Leader lost a dear member of our extended family in 2021. Lucas Vander Plaats, third son of Bob and Darla Vander Plaats, met his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, cheek to cheek and face to face, where every tear and disability were wiped away, on November 22, 2021. He was 28 years old.

Lucas was born with a very rare brain disorder, Partial Pachygyria Lissencephaly, resulting in life-long physical and mental disabilities requiring 24-hour care. Yet Lucas’ life displayed the glory and mighty works of God …

FEATURED CONTENT:
THE LEGACY OF AN UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIP

Bob and Donna Red Wing were often quoted in the news media on opposite sides of contentious issues. Bob leads a Christian organization that advocates for public policy consistent with biblical values. Donna was a longtime LGBTQ activist and, in her own words, “a sometimes agitator.” They were natural “enemies” who became the most unlikely of friends.