The Family

The Florida Faith & Freedom Coalition believes families are the foundation of civil society. Issues such as taxes, healthcare, and education all significantly impact Florida’s families.

At the state level, we support policies such as those embodied in SB 322, passed in the 2019 legislative session. This bill requires insurers and HMOs to cover preexisting medical conditions. HB 449, requiring providers to offer good faith estimates of health care costs to patients, is another example of putting families first in health care policy. Patients who are able to find better prices for health care services are able to receive a portion of those savings in the form of cash payments.

Another bill benefiting families is SB 7070, expanding private school scholarships for families from low-income households. The bill also expands the “Schools of Hope” program, permitting charter schools to locate near underperforming public schools.

Nationally, the Faith & Freedom Coalition helped double the child tax credit to $2,000 per child as part of the “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.” We also support the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) to ensure that no federal agency can discriminate against any individuals or institutions who adhere to deeply held religious beliefs about marriage.

We support federal and state constitutional amendments, voted on by the citizens, which define marriage as only between one natural man and one natural woman.

We believe that the traditional family is the building block to a moral, healthy, and thriving society.

We support non-familial adoption by heterosexual married couples consisting of one man and one woman, and believe that no law should infringe on faith-based adoptive service agencies that offer their services in accordance with their beliefs.

We favor improving, strengthening, and simplifying the adoption process so that more children can have a father and a mother.

We believe divorce is almost always tragic and expensive to the individuals involved and to all of society. Therefore, we support efforts to reduce the number of divorces and harmful custody battles.

We believe that obscenity is harmful to the individuals involved in the production and consumption of it and to all of society. Therefore, we call on all prosecutors to vigorously enforce all obscenity laws and call on law makers to strengthen penalties on obscenity producers.

We believe that gambling is a state sponsored vice that harms those addicted to it and all of society. Therefore, we are opposed to expansion and favor recriminalizing predatory gambling.

We decry all predatory and abusive lending practices and call for passage and vigorous enforcement of laws against it.

Nationally, the Faith & Freedom Coalition helped double the child tax credit to $2,000 per child as part of the “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.” We also support the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) to ensure that no federal agency can discriminate against any individuals or institutions who adhere to deeply held religious beliefs about marriage.