Monday, April 16, 2018

FRC Joins 31 Military Religious Liberty Advocates On Letter Thanking Air Force Secretary for Standin

April 12, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Family Research Council, along with a coalition of 31 organizations and individuals, released a letter sent today to Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson thanking her for overturning a punishment that was imposed on Col. Leland Bohannon after he sought a religious accommodation exempting him from having to sign a "certificate of spouse appreciation" for an airman in a same-sex marriage.

Last December, Family Research Council (FRC) and American Family Association (AFA) delivered a petition with 77,024 signatures to the Air Force Secretary in support of Colonel Leland Bohannon. The petition asked Secretary Wilson to fully reverse the complaint against Colonel Bohannon and remove any indication of it from his record. The letter also asked the Air Force Secretary to correct Air Force policy to ensure this does not happen again.

The letter reads:

"We, representatives of the undersigned groups, are writing to express our thanks to you for your principled and courageous decision to uphold the right of Colonel Leland Bohannon to act in accordance with his sincerely-held religious beliefs. In December 2017, we wrote to you expressing our concern that Col. Bohannon's religious freedoms were being unlawfully disregarded when he was harshly disciplined rather than being given the religious accommodation he requested.

"We take great comfort in your statement that '[t]he Air Force places a high value on the rights of its members to observe the tenets of their respective religions or to observe no religion at all.' We fully agree with your observation later in the letter that '[t]he decision on appeal applied current Air Force policy and the law.' Likewise, President Trump should be greatly praised for issuing an executive order in May 2017 intended to promote free speech and religious liberty across the government.

"In closing, we wish to reiterate our appreciation for your willingness to remind the United States Air Force of the need to recognize the full scope of the law protecting the free exercise of service members' religious freedoms," the letter concludes.

To read the full letter, please see:

FreedomWorks for America Endorses Nick Freitas in U.S. Senate Race Against Tim Kaine

CULPEPER, VA- FreedomWorks for America, an organization that promotes free markets and individual liberty, has endorsed Delegate Nick Freitas in his campaign to unseat United States Senator Tim Kaine.

Noah Wall, Executive Director of FreedomWorks for America, released the following statement:

Nick Freitas served two tours in Iraq as a member of the U.S. Army Special Forces and continues to serve the Commonwealth as a state delegate. He has a proven record of voting to restrain spending, shrink government, and protect educational freedom and civil liberties.

Nick Freitas doesn't just talk the talk. He has the courage to make principled votes when it counts. We need more fighters in Congress, and Freitas would be a trusted ally to fellow constitutional conservatives Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) in the U.S. Senate. Not surprisingly, they both endorsed him already.

The organization also announced it "will be working to mobilize conservative activists and community leaders to 'Get Out The Vote' for Nick Freitas in the weeks leading to the June 12 primary."


National Association for Gun Rights PAC Endorses U.S. Senate Candidate Nick Freitas

CULPEPER, VA - The National Association for Gun Rights PAC has endorsed Virginia Delegate Nick Freitas in his campaign for United States Senate. 

Their mission is to accept "NO COMPROMISE on the issue of gun control...NAGR works tirelessly to hold politicians accountable for their anti-gun views, and has made great strides in protecting and preserving the Second Amendment."

National Association for Gun Rights President, Dudley Brown, released the following statement:

"Nick Freitas is the pro-gun candidate to beat gun-hating Senator Tim Kaine."

The organization has previously endorsed U.S. Senators Rand Paul, Cory Gardner and Mike Lee, among others. 

Del. Freitas has a strong, consistent record on Second Amendment legislative issues. For that reason, he has also received an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association as well as the Virginia Citizens Defense League.

Recently, Del. Freitas had a floor speech go viral with over 30 million views after responding to the Left's attacks on the Second Amendment. Follow this link to watch.

Nick Freitas lives in Culpeper, Virginia and serves in the House of Delegates for the 30th District. He is a retired Green Beret and works as the Director of Operations for a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned company. Now, he's a candidate in Virginia's 2018 Republican Primary for United States Senate. For more information, visit

Liberty University debate this week!

This Thursday, a televised Republican U.S. Senate Debate  will take place at Liberty University -- the biggest debate of the season!

Liberty University
Republican Senate Primary Debate

Thursday, April 19th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Liberty University School of Music

Liberty University Concert Hall

1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg, VA 24515

Doors open at 6:00 pm, and the event is free and open to the public, so feel free to bring your family and friends!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Delegate Nick Freitas Issues Response to Governor Northam's Veto of Sanctuary City Ban

Mon, 9 Apr 2018

Nick Freitas Issues Response to Governor Northam's Veto of Sanctuary City Ban

CULPEPER, VA - Virginia Governor Ralph Northam broke a campaign promise and vetoed a bill that was designed to prohibit "sanctuary cities" in Virginia.

The bill, introduced by Ben Cline (R-24th), "provided that no locality shall adopt any ordinance, procedure, or policy that restricts the enforcement of federal immigration laws to less than the full extent permitted by federal law."

As a House Delegate, Nick Freitas voted for this bill, among others, which were designed to prohibit sanctuary cities within the Commonwealth.

Freitas released the following statement:

Ralph Northam's veto of this common sense measure promotes lawlessness and undermines the Rule of Law in this Country.

When a citizen of Virginia breaks a law, Northam prosecutes them and calls it justice. When a non-citizen breaks the law, Northam provides them a sanctuary and calls it compassion.

I adamantly oppose sanctuary cities, and I will vote to override the Governor's veto during our recall session.


Background: Nick Freitas lives in Culpeper, Virginia and serves in the House of Delegates for the 30th District. He is a retired Green Beret and works as the Director of Operations for a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned company. Now, he's a candidate in Virginia's 2018 Republican Primary for United States Senate.

For more information, visit

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Gallery Talk with Pastor Dan Carlton - April 13th

The final of the popular winter Gallery Talks is coming up.   Please put it on your calendar so you won't miss it.  

Gallery Talk - Friday April 13, 2018
Join the Museum on Friday, April 13th to learn about how Culpeper sparked the debate for religious freedom amongst our founding fathers in the 18th century. Pastor Dan Carlton of Culpeper Baptist Church will lead this historical look at colonial-era Culpeper. The Museum will open at 5:30pm with the presentation starting at 6:00pm. The event is FREE for members and $3 for non-members.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

AFP Guest Speaker/Dinner Event this Tuesday

Americans for Prosperity welcomes you to attend our American Pay Raise Tax Reform eventthis Tuesday, April 10th.  Join us as our featured speaker will be Congressman Tom Garrett's Outreach Director, Stephen Harvey.  We will be highlighting the many benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by President Trump and Congress.  And, AFP will be talking about further legislation to extend the tax cuts on a long-term basis.


A complimentary dinner will be provided for all attendees by AFP-Virginia.  The event begins at 6:30pm and will be held at the Charlottesville AFP office located at 375 Greenbrier Drive, Suite 102.


Please RSVP in advance to attend!  We have a good number of seats still available.  Contact Flint Engleman @ (540)226-4591 or email



Thursday, April 5, 2018

Quote of the Day

"I recognize that our nation's immigration system is broken, however, before we address other areas of immigration reform, we must first secure the southern border. Without taking this critical step, we will continually face the same issues we are experiencing now. When President Reagan granted mass amnesty in the 1980's, it did nothing to address the root cause of the problem. Our country cannot afford to work backwards on this issue. As we look to fix these problems, we must carefully evaluate the needs and abilities of our country. Once we take meaningful steps to secure our southern border, I am open to discussing long term solutions for DACA recipients and DREAMers."

Thomas A. Garrett, Jr.
Member of Congress

Trump & Tariffs

April 4, 2018

By Gary Bauer

China's proposed response to President Trump's proposed tariffs caused another panic on Wall Street this morning.  It quickly subsided on continued good economic news.  (Here, here and here.)
Wherever you are on the question of tariffs, the thought occurred to me this morning that Beijing has one huge advantage over us. 
Xi Jinping, China's new president for life, doesn't have to worry about "fake news" or biased media coverage.  Nor does he have to worry about skittish corporate bosses. 
Xi will do whatever he thinks is best for China without any fear of pressure. 
Meanwhile, our media and our corporate elites are constantly bashing Donald Trump simply because he is putting America first and trying to use our leverage to get a better deal from China for American workers and businesses.

End Of Day 4-4-18 - Flaming Open Borders Liberals, Trump & Tariffs, Remembering Reverend King

Saturday: Corey Stewart is coming to Page to hear from you

April 5, 2018

"In the nearly 2 years, since I was selected by President Trump to chair his Virginia Presidential campaign, I have traveled across the state extensively and continue to do so as a U.S. Senate candidate out to defeat Tim Kaine. What I've learned is that Virginians, like myself, are sick and tired of the left attacking our Second Amendment rights, tearing down our monuments, and declaring our localities sanctuaries for illegal alien criminals. 

"I'll be coming to Page County, this Saturday, April 7th, at the Page County Chamber of Commerce. 

"I am going to fight the radical left and Take Back Virginia. I will stand up for America First values, protect our Second Amendment rights, defend our monuments, and prosecute state and local officials who ignore federal immigration laws. 

"Please join us in Page on Saturday, April 7th, to hear my plan to defeat Tim Kaine."

Corey Stewart

Corey in Page County
Page County Chamber of Commerce
18 Campbell St
Luray, VA 22835 
April 7th, from 6 pm - 8:30 pm
RSVP Website - RSVP Facebook

Feel free to bring your friends and family. 

RSVP to attend April 7th here.


Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.  He left us a legacy of justice and peace to emulate and follow. He was a man of courage and great conviction. I am grateful that I lived to witness this great man lead our community in nonviolent protests for our civil rights. He embodied everything that was pure and good and his good deeds cost him his life.

We remember Dr. King, Jr. and we strive to live our lives in peace and unity with our fellowman. We must value all human life and love our neighbor as we love ourselves.  We must keep Dr. King's dream alive until all racism and inhumanity are destroyed.

Let's do our part to reject prejudice and to recognize the dignity and humanity of all people. I hope you will join me in honoring Dr. King's legacy, and do your part to make Dr. King's legacy of justice, unity and peace a reality! 
For faith, family and freedom,

Bill and Deborah Owens

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.