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Your generous contributions are needed. We are preparing for 2016. We are uniquely positioned to take on the social – moral issues and we will fight to keep them in the Republican Platform and in our towns and cities, and especially in Congress and in the Courts of law. Who is elected and who is not will make all the difference.

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We are focusing on building the American Leadership Fund right now, and so new content is going up on that blog site regularly.  Please visit the site and tell your friends about it:  www.AmericanLeadershipFund.com We have room for new leaders in all fifty states.  If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this survey. […]

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Catholics Invite Faith Leaders to Defend Marriage and Religious Liberty at the Vatican

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Watch this 2 minute video of the multi-faith meeting that recently brought together faith leaders from around the world to discuss the importance of marriage and religious liberty. Thank you, our Catholic friends, for taking a stand and being strong leaders to protect children and strengthen family and marriage – and religious liberty.

We hope you will become acquainted with the work of American Leadership Fund and that you will help us get our messages out as we build and develop larger bases of grassroots conservatives. We are reaching nearly 100,000 people across the nation now – and in Utah. It costs $400 a month alone to communicate our messages. Please consider a generous contribution of $15, $25, $50, $100 or more today.

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    Watch this 2 minute video of the multi-faith meeting that recently brought together faith leaders from around the world to discuss the importance of marriage and religious liberty. Thank you, our Catholic friends, for taking a stand and being strong leaders to protect children and strengthen family and marriage – and religious liberty. […]

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Houston Pastors Show Way to Defeat Non-Discrimination Laws

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Recently the Salt Lake Tribune published an opinion editorial I wrote about our experience in Houston with the five pastors whose sermons – and all the communications between them and their church members – were subpoenaed by the Houston Mayor. It’s an incredible story of religious liberty under fire and what happens when people of faith take a strong stand and do not remain silent. Read this article and then watch those five passionate pastors raise the roof for religious liberty.

We hope you will become acquainted with the work of American Leadership Fund and that you will help us get our messages out as we build and develop larger bases of grassroots conservatives. We are reaching nearly 100,000 people across the nation now – and in Utah. It costs $400 a month alone to communicate our messages. Please consider a generous contribution of $15, $25, $50, $100 or more today.

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Recently the Salt Lake Tribune published an opinion editorial I wrote about our experience in Houston with the five pastors whose sermons – and all the communications between them and their church members – were subpoenaed by the Houston Mayor. It’s an incredible story of religious liberty under fire and what happens when people of […]

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Mormon and Evangelical Leaders on Marriage at the Vatican

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This is a clip of Elder Henry Eyring, of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, speaking to the Vatican earlier this week on the importance of marriage. It was a very touching tribute to his own marriage and his wife and how together through the years they have become one. A strong testimony of the importance of giving greater emphasis to Marriage between a man and a woman.

I also appreciated Pastor Greg Johnson of www.standingtogether.org who forwarded this humorous and action-oriented clip of Pastor Rick Warren of the Saddleback Church of Lake Forest, California. He was speaker #28. He said that after all the other speakers had already given his speech about the importance of marriage, he rewrote it to discuss “what to do about it.” Listen to his action plan! It’s right on target.

Please sign our petition in support of the U.S. Constitution and state sovereignty over marriage laws. We appreciate your support.

We hope you will become acquainted with the work of American Leadership Fund and that you will help us get our messages out as we build and develop larger bases of grassroots conservatives. We are reaching nearly 100,000 people across the nation now – and in Utah. It costs $400 a month alone to communicate our messages. Please consider a generous contribution of $15, $25, $50, $100 or more today.

On your smart phone: Text “ALF” to 313131

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American Leadership Fund

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Salt Lake City, Utah 84090

To learn more about American Leadership Fund, click here.

This is a clip of Elder Henry Eyring, of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, speaking to the Vatican earlier this week on the importance of marriage. It was a very touching tribute to his own marriage and his wife and how together through the years they have become […]

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American Leadership Fund Board Member Al Jackson Elected to Utah State Senate

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BREAKING NEWS!!! 

Senator Al Jackson, American Leadership Fund’s board member WINS election!  

A HUGE congratulations to ALF’s board member, Al Jackson for running for State Senate and WINNING!  by ONE vote.  Every vote truly counts. 

Al was our endorsed candidate, of course.  I have known Al and Juleen for over 11 years now.  They hosted a marvelous event at their beautiful Maryland home years ago, and we have stayed in contact since they relocated to Utah.

Al is a founding ALF board member and has been instrumental in helping us get ALF off the ground.  Juleen is a strong and courageous leader and president of United Women’s Forum in Utah County.  They both have a clear understanding of the proper role of government, and Al is our voice in Washington DC when we need him. 

We also know Ken Sumsion who is a great man that we have sorely missed in the legislature. We need him there again – he was one of the founders of the Patrick Henry Caucus and worked very hard.  Those were the days of real commitment and principled leaders.  We are counting on Al to bring people together in the Senate to have that courage.

We could not have a better senator! 

Here are a couple of photos. 

With Al’s beautiful wife Juleen and one of their adorable daughters. 

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Here’s Al with another founding ALF board member/Highland City Councilman Tim Irwin, a great friend and consultant and supporter who also helped launch ALF and is a great resource. 

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BREAKING NEWS!!!  Senator Al Jackson, American Leadership Fund’s board member WINS election!   A HUGE congratulations to ALF’s board member, Al Jackson for running for State Senate and WINNING!  by ONE vote.  Every vote truly counts.  Al was our endorsed candidate, of course.  I have known Al and Juleen for over 11 years now.  They […]

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The Houston Five’s Passionate Speeches

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On November 2, 2014 the five Houston pastors whose sermons were subpoenaed stood and delivered some riveting messages to Americans to wake them up.  Just a few days earlier we were invited to speak at the news conference and the next day the mayor withdrew the subpoenas.  The pastors are involved in a lawsuit for voting rights violations.

I wrote an opinion editorial about this experience.  Pamela Romney Openshaw of the Herald interviewed me and wrote an excellent column. We appreciate her passion for exposing truth and informing people about correct principles of government.

This message is critical, and it is a story that your children should know. It is their freedom at stake.

Here is the the short video of the speeches of those five pastors who changed my life.  There is no question that they would die for religious liberty.  God bless them for their courage. Take time today to show it to your children. it is only 10 minutes. The editorial follows.

Marriage, Religious Liberty and the Sixth Circuit: Utah’s Defining Moment

As expected, the Sixth Circuit Court has ruled in favor of same sex marriage bans based on the democratic process and the will of the people – a state’s Tenth Amendment right to decide domestic matters. Good news for Utah. Now is the time for Utah to flex its constitutional muscle to defend Amendment 3 and to repeal and oppose gay rights ordinances with the same gusto as the Houston Five.

In review, these pastors had organized a referendum to repeal the city’s gay rights ordinance (“non-discrimination” – NDL). There is evidence now that Houston’s lesbian Mayor Annise Parker conspired to block the referendum illegally. After congregations collected 50,000 signatures with only 17,269 required, the City Secretary validated the minimum, discarding the rest.

The conspiracy began when an outside attorney invalidated 50% of the remaining signatures. The mayor then attempted to strong-arm five pastors with subpoenas, demanding copies of their sermons delivered from their pulpits. They refused to comply with this unconstitutional violation of their First Amendment rights.

The American Leadership Fund and Hollywood media strategist Jeff Chamberlain were invited to join the Houston Five pastors on October 28, 2014 at an historic news conference in Houston. We stood with them and other pastors from around the country because Utah’s religious liberty and freedom of speech is also under attack.

“Your cause is our cause,” I said, “When one faith is attacked, all are attacked. If they can go after your sermons, they can go after ours. Don’t mess with Texas, don’t mess with Utah, and don’t mess with America’s pulpits!”

Jeff Chamberlain called on citizens to shout from their rooftops, “Enough, no more! Militant activists transforming our culture must be stopped at the steps of our churches. Religious liberty and free speech are non-negotiable!”

In Utah during the past year, and with little opposition, over 20 towns have quietly passed NDLs, similar to Houston’s ordinance. Not only is the title misleading, supporters claim that they are “fair and reasonable” and do not “do violence to the institution of marriage.”

The truth is that NDLs are weapons to bully people of faith to comply with unjust laws that threaten both marriage and religious liberties. Even with religious institution exemptions, wedding cake bakers to t-shirt makers are intimidated and fined – or put out of business. Dropping “bathroom” language does not prevent the transgendered from filing complaints. Worse still, NDLs force a radical school agenda to normalize and teach sexual behavior that violates religious convictions. The ramifications are far more insidious than imaginable. Case in point: Houston.

The Houston Five proved that when you stand up to bullies, bullies back down. The day after their nationally broadcast news conference, the mayor withdrew the subpoenas.

After Utah voters overwhelmingly supported Amendment 3, they were outraged that a single rogue judge would be allowed to overturn the democratic process. This was an act of gross unconstitutional judicial activism. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to review Utah’s case did not rule against Amendment 3. Instead, SCOTUS sent the matter back to Utah to decide. One State Senator stood up publicly to declare: “It’s still Utah’s constitutional law.”

We agree, and it appears that the Sixth Circuit also agrees. Eighty Utah legislators have also agreed. They filed an amicus brief. They say this is an infringement of states’ rights.

The Sunday following the Houston news conference, thousands gathered at Grace Community Church to stand with the Houston Five. They spoke with gusto amid cheering applause and standing ovations. Pastor Dave Welch called for “a national revival” saying, “We need to repent. We have been asleep and have allowed this country to decay on our watch.”

Three of the five had risked their lives escaping communist tyrannies. Pastor Magda Hermida from Cuba said, “We never thought we would see this happening in our country. This is the police state we experienced in Cuba. We cannot allow this now — or ever.” Pastor Khanh Huynh from Vietnam, a boat survivor, said, “The first freedoms to go were speech and religion. I never thought I’d see that marching boot of tyranny here.”

These religious leaders are willing to fall on the sword for religious liberty, of which the definition of marriage is the central focus. So what are Utah’s religious leaders and legislators willing to do? Or is it all just rhetoric?

Back in Utah, I mingled with friends who asked how my week had gone. “I was with the Houston Five!” I said. No one had heard of them. I realized then it’s not just Houston that’s got a problem. Utah’s got a problem. We also need to awaken from our slumber.

We urge the 80 members of its state legislature elected by the people to show leadership and to echo the 6th Circuit Court. Continue to defend the will of the people and its marriage law, as they did in the Courts. Oppose and repeal non-discrimination laws before it’s too late. Stand with the Houston Five – Be the Houston Five. No. Be the Utah Five. This is Utah’s defining moment. Who are we, really?

Cherilyn Eagar is a former candidate for U.S. Senate and President of American Leadership Fund, a Utah state PAC. American Leadership Fund represented marriage laws in Virginia, Oklahoma and Utah with amicus briefs in the 4th, 10th Circuit Courts and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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We hope you will become acquainted with the work of American Leadership Fund and that you will help us get our messages out as we build and develop larger bases of grassroots conservatives. We are reaching nearly 100,000 people across the nation now – and in Utah. It costs $400 a month alone to communicate our messages. Please consider a generous contribution of $15, $25, $50, $100 or more today.

On your smart phone: Text “ALF” to 313131

Or send a check payable to

American Leadership Fund

PO Box 901483

Salt Lake City, Utah 84090

To learn more about American Leadership Fund, click here.

On November 2, 2014 the five Houston pastors whose sermons were subpoenaed stood and delivered some riveting messages to Americans to wake them up.  Just a few days earlier we were invited to speak at the news conference and the next day the mayor withdrew the subpoenas.  The pastors are involved in a lawsuit for […]

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Utah: What’s Going on With Gay Rights and Which Candidate is the “Real” Conservative?

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If you listen to the news, you are aware that there’s an all-out assault on Decency, Family, Religious Liberty, Marriage and all things Local Control.  They are inseparably connected and those issues are also inseparably connected to the fiscal issues.  The personal choices people make are reflected in fiscal policy and especially the Entitlements.

This gay rights law is the same one that has sparked a chain reaction of persecution against Christian-owned businesses across the United States – fining them or forcing them to render services in ways that violate their First Amendment protections and religious liberty – or go out of business.

This is the same law that allowed a lesbian mayor in Houston to subpoena the sermons of five Houston pastors, violating their First Amendment religious liberty and voting rights.

This is the same law that is allowing men to enter women’s public restrooms, locker rooms and shower facilities.

These gay rights laws have been passed in over 20 communities in Utah citing an endorsement of the Salt Lake City ordinance saying, “It is fair and reasonable and does not do violation to the institution of marriage.”  We now see that is not the case.

LGBT activists in Utah are promising they will get this law passed in the next session.

You MUST see for yourself what this ordinance has done to Salt Lake City.  You will NOT believe your eyes.  And it is now coming to Utah County. Read More

If you listen to the news, you are aware that there’s an all-out assault on Decency, Family, Religious Liberty, Marriage and all things Local Control.  They are inseparably connected and those issues are also inseparably connected to the fiscal issues.  The personal choices people make are reflected in fiscal policy and especially the Entitlements. This gay […]

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Pope Demotes Outspoken Cardinal

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American Leadership FundRumor has it that the Pope is weakening the Catholic church’s stance on homosexuality and gay marriage. The latest indicator is yesterday’s announcement that long-time stalwart and pro-Marriage, pro-Life warrior Cardinal Raymond Burke was removed from the highest court of the Vatican and demoted to a mere ceremonial role.

Burke1000Rome2014_810_500_55_s_c1This is a sad and most troubling day, given the history of gay priests and pedophilia that has plagued the Catholic Church for so long.

We urge you to support Life Site News by signing its petition and sending a note of thanks to the Cardinal for his service. What a shame this has happened.

We pray for all churches today that they will remain true to the principles of the Gospel and that they will not buckle under pressure from those that seek to persecute and destroy religion with death by a thousand stabs, one at a time.

Rumor has it that the Pope is weakening the Catholic church’s stance on homosexuality and gay marriage. The latest indicator is yesterday’s announcement that long-time stalwart and pro-Marriage, pro-Life warrior Cardinal Raymond Burke was removed from the highest court of the Vatican and demoted to a mere ceremonial role. This is a sad and most […]

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Let this new Congress not forget that right wing extremist

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As we bask in some big Republican wins and realize that we have just seated a Congress so Republican it has not happened since 1929, let’s hope they do not forget that “right wing extremist” and his warning to us:

Now comes the greatest danger of all. Will they remember? Stay vigilant!

As we bask in some big Republican wins and realize that we have just seated a Congress so Republican it has not happened since 1929, let’s hope they do not forget that “right wing extremist” and his warning to us: Now comes the greatest danger of all. Will they remember? Stay vigilant!

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The Houston Five Stand for Religious Liberty

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If this nation succeeds in defending religious liberty, it will be because five pastors stood strong and others joined with them during a defining moment in history that was celebrated on a Sunday evening, November 2, 2014 in Houston, Texas.

If you missed the live broadcast, we have captured it here at the end of this blog post, the short version that focused on the statements of the pastors and the entire four and a half hour event.

If you don’t have the time to watch the entire event, please watch ten minutes of the pastors’ response to a lesbian mayor who subpoenaed their sermons and communications with their church members. It was a “star-studded” line up including the Robertsons of Duck Dynasty, Senator Ted Cruz, the Benham Brothers, and Mike Huckabee.

This is history in the making.  It was riveting.  It brought me to tears to see their courage, their passion and to know that there are church leaders out there who are willing to die for their religious liberty.

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If this nation succeeds in defending religious liberty, it will be because five pastors stood strong and others joined with them during a defining moment in history that was celebrated on a Sunday evening, November 2, 2014 in Houston, Texas. If you missed the live broadcast, we have captured it here at the end of […]

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Social Conservative Candidates Save the GOP in 2014

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It’s true. Marriage and Life candidates were the 2014 GOP campaign winners. Karl Rove is not celebrating because he and the libertarians working within the GOP have spent millions to disassociate the GOP from the social issues for years and they failed miserably in this election cycle.

In 2012, Senate candidate Todd Akin unsuccessfully attempted to insert the very complex issue of rape trauma and its negative effects on pregnancy rates (which does have medical merit) in a media sound bite.  If Rove had been supporting Akin to begin with, he would have kept the faux pas as quiet as possible. Akin was desperately needed in the U.S. Senate. Claire McCaskill is not on our “side of history.”

Instead, Rove harangued Akin for weeks during the critical days of the 2012 election cycle. Why? Because he had his own moderate, establishment horse in the primary race who had lost. If he could get Akin out, his guy would be IN.  That’s politics.

From that point forward, Rove ranted and raved over Akin’s poor choice of words and declared that, “No Republican can ever get elected again if they are pro-Marriage or pro-Life.”

Really? Fast forward to November 4, 2014. It was a landslide for social conservatives. They were assisted by the four circuit courts and their rogue judicial activist judges that ruled against the will of the people in several states who had overwhelmingly voted for Marriage. This outraged the party’s base and they came out in throngs to vote. Read More

It’s true. Marriage and Life candidates were the 2014 GOP campaign winners. Karl Rove is not celebrating because he and the libertarians working within the GOP have spent millions to disassociate the GOP from the social issues for years and they failed miserably in this election cycle. In 2012, Senate candidate Todd Akin unsuccessfully attempted […]

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