Over 200 Pro-Family Leaders Stand with Rep. Steve King against False & Malicious Lynch Mob 

Call on Minority Leader McCarthy to Apologize, 
Restore King's Committee Assignments

Janet Porter 202-241-2ACT (2228)

January 21, 2019 - For Immediate Release

More than 200 pro-family leaders, outraged by the false and malicious assault against Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa), have signed a letter to Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy calling for a public apology and reinstatement of Rep. King's committee assignments. 

"We are witnessing a lynch mob fueled by a misquote from the New York Times, an organization famous for their left-wing bias,"
stated Janet Porter, President of Faith2Action.

"Congressman Steve King has made it clear he was defending Western Civilization--whose foundation rests upon the principle that 'all men are created equal'-- not the opposite position alleged by the New York Times," explained Porter.  

"If Leader McCarthy continues to turn the reins of Congress over to the left-wing media to falsely brand any member of Congress they wish to remove, rest assured Congressman King won't be the only casualty of this tyrannical rule," added Porter. 

"Republican leadership could use a lesson in Western Civilization where Americans are 'innocent until proven guilty' and not convicted by accusation," stated Porter, who also pointed to the United States Constitution which every member of Congress swore to uphold. 

"Many of the conservative leaders in Congress and on this letter have been misquoted and falsely attacked by the liberal media, including the New York Times," added Porter.  "Republican leadership should know better--the despicable depiction of Congressman King is the very definition of 'fake news.'"

"These 200 leaders call on Minority Leader McCarthy to apologize to Rep. King and restore his committee assignments before the hostile press falsely accuses another innocent Republican . If the biased 'news' gets away with this smear campaign, who will they falsely accuse next?" asked Porter.

Among those who signed the letter are long time civil rights activist Rev. William Owens, Founder of the Coalition of African-American Pastors; Pastor Stephen Broden of the Black Pro-Life Coalition; prominent African-American leader John Diggs, M.D.; Dr. James Dobson; Former Majority Leader Tom DeLay; along with national and state leaders who represent and influence millions of American voters.

The letter to Minority Leader McCarthy is below.


Hon. Kevin McCarthy
Leader, Republican House Caucus
H-24, The Capitol
Washington, D.C. 20515
Dear Leader McCarthy,
We are appalled that Republican leadership would choose to believe a liberal news organization famous for their bias over an outstanding member of Congress who has served the people of Iowa and the United States honorably and faithfully for 16 years.
If Congressman Steve King believed and stood by the outrageous misquote of the  New York Times, then the actions taken against him would have been warranted, but the opposite is true. 

Unlike North Korea, we in the United States are "innocent until proven guilty" and hold to the principles of Western Civilization, as Rep. King so admirably does. The foundational principles begin with the self-evident truth that "all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness." These are the principles to which Rep. King was referring and which he has championed for more than two decades of public service.
Don't make the fatal mistake of turning the reins of the U.S. Congress over to the liberal media, allowing them to target, misquote, and falsely brand any member of Congress they wish to remove. 

We call on you to do the right thing as Minority Leader: issue a public apology and reinstate Rep. King to his committee assignments.   If we don't stand with this good man against the media-manufactured assault today, none of us will be safe from it tomorrow.

William Owens
Founder and President
Coalition of African-American Pastors
Tom DeLay
Former Majority Leader
United States House of Representatives
Dr. James Dobson
Janet L. Porter
President & Founder
Dr. Rick Scarborough, Founder
Vision America
Dick Bott, Founder
Bott Radio Network
Jimmy Draper
President Emeritus, LifeWay
Former President,
Southern Baptist Convention
Andy Schlafly
Phyllis Schlafly Eagles
Troy Newman, President
Operation Rescue
Matt Barber
Co-Founder and General Counsel
Christian Civil Rights Watch
Stephen Strang, CEO
Charisma Media
Lance Wallnau
CEO Lance Learning Group
Pastor Paul Blair, President
Reclaiming America for Christ

Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt, PhD,
Pray in Jesus' Name Ministries
Nationally Syndicated PIJN NEWS
(in 54 million homes)
James Michael Francis Komaniecki, President, CEO,
Restore American Liberty
Tom Trento, President & Founder
The United West
Art Ally, President
The Timothy Plan

Bill Federer
Best Selling Author,
National Speaker
Joe Shrewsbury
The Obadiah Fellowship
Pastor Rodney Lord
Sr. Pastor Freedom Gate Church
Marietta, Ohio

Bonnie Jones
Bonnie Jones Ministries
Larry Pratt
National Conservative Leader
V. Rev. Dr. Mark Hodges
Saint Stephen Orthodox Church,
The Orthodox Church in America
Pastor Kevin Folger
Cleveland Baptist Church

Mauren Hendricks
Intercessors of South Carolina

Beni Johnson
Bethel, Redding, CA

Ron Feathers
Washington County, Ohio
Pastor Mark Valenti
People's Baptist Church
Thom Smith, President
Early Light Fund
Pastor Mark Able, Senior Pastor
Southview Grace Brethren Church

Scott Lively, President
Scott Lively Ministries
Peter Han
LA House of Prayer
Lisa Pannett
The Sanity Project

Nancy Wilson
Jim Walchle, Founder
Films4Flyovers, Inc.

Marian DuVall
Freedom Gate Church
Steve Baer
Former President
United Republican Fund of Illinois
Mike Foreman
Pastor, Rejoicing Life Church
Stacy Lynn Harp
Bible News Radio
Twanna Aman
Executive Director
Broward County Right to Life

Dr. Joel Brind, Co-Founder
Breast Cancer Prevention Institute
Natural Food Science, LLC

T.J. Honerlaw, Vice Chairman
Warren Co. GOP Central Committee, Ohio
Monica Rylski
Turn Around Toys

Scott Ross, President
Healed by Love (Ohio)
Joseph Conkle, Providence Church, Mifflin, OH
Kayla Moore, President
Foundation for Moral Law
A.M. (Mickey) O'Hare, President
Maralex Resources, Inc.
Judd Saul
Vice President
Patriots for Christ

Rich Swingle
Actor, International Speaker

Jeremy Salupo
President & Founder
Larry Cirignano
40 Days for Life, Capitol Hill
Martin Angell
A Choice for Every Child Foundation
Betty Scriber, President 
Ethics and Compliance LLC.

Christopher R. Long
Ohio Christian Alliance
Rollie Christian
Lifetime Shingles
Alyssa Nicole Whitaker Ponce
Henry Ponce
Patricia Cherepes 
Heritage Action Member 
Jay Oakes, Ottumwa, IA
D. H. Stace
Broker , Currituck Realty
Virginia Campbell, Past President
Johnson County Republican Women, Warrensburg, MO
Jamie Jeffries 
Director, Let Life Live 
Pro-Woman Social Media Figure 
Douglas Wyman, Retired
Rebecca Hedges, President, Benton County Republican Women (Arkansas)
Don Woolett, CEO,
Songcreations Ministries
Minister, Publisher, & Staff 

John Kiser

Bob Byrne, Co-Founder
Pike Tea Party 300

Bonnie Garner
Executive Board Member,
Ottawa County Republican Central Committee

Robert K. Fischer, Coordinator
Conservatives of Faith
Rebecca Hedges, President
Benton County Republican Women, Arkansas
Jeff Baker
WJB Ventures
Amy Contrada, Research Director
Mass Resistance
Anita Greathouse
Tom and Mariela Sloan
Community Christian Fellowship

Heidi L. Beert

Rev. Michele Gurley
Make Michigan Great Again
Grand Rapids, MI

Robert E. Smith, Ph.D.
Brandon MS
Matthew and Ruby Murray
Jerry Green, LTC, USA (R)
Barbara Bartell, Activist,
James Davis Jr. 
Idlewild Baptist Church

William M. Kraft
Rocky and Sue Alt
Team Focus

Louise Klodt
Belfair, WA

Ronald Konopaski
United for Life of Northern California, San Francisco, CA
Pat Gartland
Pat Gartland and Associates

Elaine Neace

Frank Cherney
Chesterfield, Michigan 
Reverend Marvin Carl Powers

Pastor Hombre Liggett
Harvest Church, Dover, Ohio

Ina Loftspring
Ward Chair, Cincinnati 4

Norma Housey
Norma Marie Inc.

Matthew J. Crehan
Political Activist

Anthony Verdugo, Director
Christian Family Coalition

Ya'akob Cramer
Natzerim Eved
Bet Shalom

Melodie Dow, Sec'y/Treasurer
Citizens 4 Better Government

Richard E. Shutter, Treasurer
Roscommon County Republican Committee
Exec. Board Member, Michigan Fourth Congressional District

Janice Daniels
Former Mayor, Troy, Michigan

Katherine Henry
Restorative Justice Practitioner
Katherine Henry, P.C., Mediator, Attorney & Policy Advocate
Great Lakes Justice Center,
Senior Legal Counsel

Cathi Humphreys
Metro Detroit Freedom Coalition
St. Clair Shores, MI

Mark Bumann
4th Precinct Delegate 
City of Brighton, MI

Bob Stenson 
Pastor, Global Missions, 
The Church at Lodi, Wisconsin

Cindy Costa
National Committeewoman
Pastor Stephen E. Broden
Black Pro-Life Coalition
Protect Life and Marriage
Mary Drabik, President
South Florida Bible College
Sandy Rios
Director of Governmental Affairs
American Family Association

Steven F. Hotze, M.D.
Conservative Republicans of Texas

Rena Lindevaldsen, 
Liberty University School of Law

John R. Diggs, Jr., M.D.
National Conservative Leader
Cynthia Dunbar
National Committeewoman

Frank Gaffney
Founder and President
Center for Security Policy
Bill Johnson
American Decency Association
Rabbi Noson Shmuel Leiter,
Executive Director
Help Rescue Our Children
Father Stephen Imbarrato

Rick Joyner
MorningStar Ministries
The Oak Initiative

Ed Martin, President,
Phyllis Schlafly's Eagles
Gregory Quinlan, President
The Center for Garden State Families
Bobbi Radeck, Former State Director, Concerned Women for America of Ohio
Brian Camenker, President
Mass Resistance
Lori Viars
Chairman, Warren County
Republican Central Committee
VP, Warren Co. Right To Life
Pastor Ernie Sanders
What's Right What's Left
Radio Ministry (reaches 12 million)
Willem McAndrews
Obadiah Fellowship
Ann C. Eubank
Alabama Legislative Watchdogs

Peggy McCormack
Ralph Schmidt, Advisory Board
Coalition of African-American Pastors
Caleb Moore, President
Conservative States of America PAC

Rachelle Heidlebaugh
Founder, Witness
Cathy Martin
Fort Mill, Republicans
South Carolina

William J. Olson, General Counsel Conservative Legal Defense and Education Fund

Linda Moon, Iowa 
Randall Murphree,
American Family Association Journal
Pastor Dean
The Life Center

Craig Bergman, President
Fair Taxation for America
Ethel Borel -Donohue
Silver Spring, MD
Julie Busby, President and Founder, Malachi

Gary Mitchell PhD

Stephanie Cartin
Global Intercessors
Mark Gurley
Michigan Oak Initiative

Pastor Jeff and Mary Jane Kolodziej, Founders,
Psalmist Global
Jason Jones, President
Movie to Movement
Golda Ross, Morningstar
Rev. Bill NeSmith
Founder & President
Harvest Light Ministries
Glenn Newman, Past President
Ohio Liberty Coalition
Founder Marietta OH 9-12 Project

Cassidi Shoaf, Marietta, Ohio 
City Councilwoman 

Julie Wolf, Precinct Captain
Cascade County, Montana Republican Central Committee

Kay Pallinski
Lansing, Michigan

Peter LaBarbera
President and Founder
Americans for Truth
Pastor Justin Perry
MorningStar Fellowship Church
Barbara Burkard
Miami Valley Citizens Informed (Ohio)
Candace Hermann, AWANA Director, Grace Baptist Church, Brunswick OH
Robert A. Barber
Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ 
Carrie McFarland
Harvest, Riverside, CA
Sandra Ruggles
Eagle Forum of Southeast WI Inc.

Andrew Kish

Joy Van Patten, Board Member
Warren Co. Republican Party, OH
George & Kathleen Noble
Cleveland House of Prayer
Rosa A. Hopkins 
Business Owner, Choice Writers, LLC
Syndicated Radio Show Host, Writer
Norma J. Ramey, President and Founder, Fountain of Life Ministries International

Bev Ehlen
Missouri State Director
Concerned Women for America

Sally and Robert Hosack
James Harrison
National Director
Natural Family Foundation
Jeff Baker, ofs
Formation Servant
St. Pio of Pietrelcina Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order
Rev. Dr. Edward Guyer, Pastor
Grace Christian Fellowship
Hancock, MD

Paul McNeil

A. Sue Fowler
Jennifer Coulter
Phyllis Schlafly Next Generation Eagles, St. Louis, MO
Randell Embertson
Avodah Health Concepts

Jon and Marge Etnyre

Meta Hahn, Director
Westerville TEA Party
Anitta Spenner,  Iowa
Wesley Jacobson
Bethel Free Lutheran Church
Jeremy Irvin
Crossroads Baptist Church
Ashland, KY
Betsy Jacquez
Mater Filius Queen City
Paul McNeil
McNeil Tax & Accounting LLC.

A. Verner Nelson, President
Nelson Publishing, Inc
Thomas J Willke M.D.
Past President
Right to Life of Ross County
Family Physician, Hamilton, Ohio
Paula K Mowry
India Mission
Dr. MaryAnn Robertson 
High Place Ministries, Colorado 
Marie Winker
Burnsville, MN
Linore Rose Burkard 
Vice President
Dayton Christian Scribes
Julie Wolf
Activist & Voter
Tina Del Villar, Retired

John D. Henderson
Moderator, Baptist Missionary Association of Polk County, Texas
Jackie Regner
Cincinnati, OH
Megan Ferral, MSW
Arizona Social Worker
Denny Dispennett
Church of Christ
Williamsport IN 
Dr. Judith Rolfs, Conservative Author and Pro-Life Activist

Susan Lepage
Retired Maternal Child Health Nurse
Chuck Hellier
The Hellier Companies

Frederick J. Hopkins IV
Syndicated Radio Show Host 

David & Pat Banaszak
Clark Co. Right To Life, Ohio

Beverly Clark

David Reed, President, 
Ohio Catholics 4 Trump

Vicki Johnson
Precinct Delegate

Jay Oakes, Ottumwa, Iowa
John Deere Salaried Retirees  

Melanie Miller, Exec. Director
Ashland Pregnancy Care Center, Ohio

Carol L. Brown
Mayfield Twp #3 Precinct Delegate-Lapeer County, MI
Issues & Research Director, Lapeer County Tea Party

Rick Warzywak, Director
Transformation Michigan

Sharon Baumann, Vice Chair 
Macomb County Republican Party

Contessa Mendoza
Associate Pastor

W. Ross Little, Jr.
Republican National Committeeman, Louisiana

Rev. El Akuchie
GodsField House of Prayer
Co-Founder, Richland County Prayer Network (Ohio)