former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee

Watch The Values Voter Summit Live On The Web!

If you cannot be in Washington today or tomorrow (maybe you were there last weekend) for the annual Values Voter Summit, the American Family Association and FRC Action have made it possible to view all the great speakers live via Webcast! Don't miss a litany of great conservative, pro-life, pro-family leaders speak, including Gary Bauer, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (our Gala speaker), Phyllis Schlafly, Star Parker, Texas Governor Rick Perry, Bill O'Reilly, Ken Blackwell, Bishop Harry Jackson (who has spoken at several of our events) and many more.

To register for free, click here or click here

The summit also will feature a health care town hall meeting with members of U.S. House of Representatives that you will not want to miss. The Values Voter Summit is the largest meeting of social conservatives this year and doesn't end until Saturday evening. So, please, register and log on to the (virtual) Values Voter Summit and forward this link to family and friends.

Virginia Renewal Project's Pastors' Policy Briefing: Rediscover God In America, Encourage Your Pastor To Attend

The Family Foundation and Pastors For Family Values invite pastors from across the Commonwealth to the Virginia Renewal Project's upcoming Pastors' Policy Briefing, June 4 – 5, in Norfolk. This Rediscovering God in America briefing is vital for pastors throughout this nation. Fortunately, through VRP, we have an opportunity to make a start in that rediscovery here in Virginia. God has called men and women of faith to be shining lights in this dark world, but often we fail to shine because we lose our way, our purpose and our direction. We all play a role, and a small way you can help is to make sure your pastor attends this critical event as we continue our daily struggle to reclaim the foundation that has kept America strong for so many generations. 

The briefing has an incredible lineup of speakers (see below), meant to encourage pastors and their congregations to take a stand for morality in their daily lives — and hotel accommodations and all meals are complimentary to pastors.

Please make sure that your pastor is not left out of this important event. Forward this link to him or her, or print it and deliver it personally. 

__________________________________________________

The Family Foundation and Pastors For Family Values

and the

Virginia Renewal Project

Cordially invite you to participate in the

Virginia Renewal Project Pastors' Policy Briefing:

 Rediscovering God in America

With Special Guests

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich Rediscovering God in America

Historian David Barton WallBuilders Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee

The Honorable Bob McEwen

Lt. Col. Oliver North

and

Lou Engle Dr. Jerry Falwell, Jr. Dr. Mat Staver Dr. Laurence White as well as other guest speakers

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside 777 Waterside Drive , Norfolk, VA 23510 Thursday, June 4 – Friday, June 5

Meals and lodging are complimentary and will be provided by the Virginia Renewal Project.

To reserve your space, please RSVP no later than May 21, by calling (800) 992-5596 or visiting https://the.maxcelreg.net/VAbriefing.

Hotel information will be distributed the week of May 25 2009. Reservations are limited and will be accepted on a first call basis.

__________________________________________________

Today, more than ever, we need men and women who are willing to take a stand for the Biblical principles handed down to us by our forefathers. Please don't let this opportunity pass by your pastor — be sure your pastor is aware of this outstanding event.

Virginia News Stand: December 10, 2008

The communications department had a "business trip" today in the northern reaches of the commonwealth — there are conservatives up there? — so we don't have much of a News Stand today. However, what I have found is good. So, herewith, with some comments by me, is today's News Stand:

News:

Group seeks more recorded votes (This is very interesting to note. Conservatives are split on the issue of recorded House of Delegates sub-committee votes. Some like the idea of killing of bills quickly and quietly, while others preach the good government/open, transparent government reform mantra. It cuts both ways: Neither side likes to go on the record when they can help it.) (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Election 2009: Governor's Race Is Wide Open In Virginia (Polling from Rasmussen shows it tight from the get-go. Also, interesting numbers on various issues, including that Virginians are not dying for a tax increase for transportation.) (Rasmussenreports.com)

Opinion:

The Democratic Culture Of Corruption (From Michelle Malkin. I've been waiting for someone to write about this, and I still may. By the way, she left off her list Eliot Spitzer — prostitution; Senators Chris Dodd and Kent Conrad — Countrywide loan scandal; Representative Robert Wexler, who had no home in the Florida district he represents until recently; and Representative Tim Mahoney — who tried to use government money to keep his mistress quiet; among others.) (GOPUSA.com)

The Friday Line: Ten Republicans To Watch (From Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post blog The Fix. He notes 10 Republican rising stars who may make it big nationally. Two are Virginians, House Republican Whip-Elect Eric Cantor, from the 7th Congressional District, and Attorney General Bob McDonnell, seeking the governor's mansion. Additional interesting picks are two governors Virginia conservatives like very much: South Carolina's Mark Sanford and Louisiana's Bobby Jindal. Those not on the list include Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.) (The Fix/WashingtonPost.com)

Editorial Comics:

"Gov. Rod Blagojevich's Bar Codes" (Steve Breen, Townhall.com)  

"Obama Prepares To Part The Red Sea" (Chuck Asay, Townhall.com)  

"Having Solved The Affordable Housing Problem Congress . . . " (Chuck Asay, Townhall.com)