We value the dignity of all human life and the welfare of America.
America was founded by men and women of devout faith.
We believe that the United States of America was established and founded by men and women of faith who believed in the sovereign God of the Bible.
By looking at the passengers list at Plymouth Rock, it is evident these were entire families coming to the New World for religious liberty and expression.
Read John Winthrop's "City on a Hill" Speech
America is a nation of religious freedom and liberty.
We believe that America’s founders carefully and intentionally crafted the nation’s early governmental documents to help ensure that freedom of religion and freedom of speech would be forever guaranteed to its citizens.
Furthermore, we believe the wall of Separation between Church and state is a vital component to a healthy, free society. This wall, however, does not prevent religious influence on society, but encourages it.
Read Roger William's "The Bloudy Tenant of Persecution"
People of faith should exercise influence on culture.
We believe that men and women of faith have a responsibility to carry out the Bible’s command to be “salt and light” in the world.
We believe that being “salt and light” includes speaking the truth about those things in today’s society that are anti-Christian, that are undermining the foundations of our nation, and that are destructive to individuals, to children (including the unborn), and to families.
Read Jeremiah 29, Matthew 5:13-16
Government should promote good and restrain evil.
The Bible teaches that governments have been set up by God to maintain the rule of law, restrain evil, and promote that which is good. This responsibility is affirmed in the United States Constitution.
Some say the law should not be used to enforce morality. Everyone has a moral standard upon which their view of law and justice are based. Even secularists believe that their ideological assumptions should be the basis of our law and policy. Living under a democratic government, we all have the freedom to speak out for what is right and to do so out of love for our neighbor.
“Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right.” (1 Peter 2:13-14).
Our fidelity is to God and county, not a political party.
Political parties have only mass produced anger, resentment, and deceit in American society. We are not an extension of the Republican or Democratic parties - our allegiance is to God and county in that order.
We do align with Russel Kirk conservatism that believes in traditional life, divine intent, civilized society, and the understanding the society must change (but slowly).
Read Russell Kirk's "The Conservative Mind"
We reject any theocratic doctrine or movement.
While we boldly promote Christian influence in governance, we vehemently reject any dominion theology or theocratic movement in America. Coercion is not the heart of the Church, the faith, or the personhood of Jesus Christ.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you Christian Nationalists?
If you've read the news at any point in the last 2 years, you've probably heard about a movement called Christian nationalism. This framework believes that Christianity be privileged by the State and implies that to be a good American, one must be Christian.
We do not affirm or associate with this political movement. The heart of the Church, the heart of Scripture, and the heart of Jesus doesn't not advocate for dominion theology, for coercion, or theocracy.
Do you align with the Republican party?
While we do align with a conservative ideology (specifically, Kirk Russel's 6 Cannons of Conservatism), we do not align with the Republican party. Both parties in America have mass produced anger, bitterness, and deceit.
Are you affirming of the LGBTQ community?
We believe in the dignity and value of all mankind, including the LGBTQ community. They have tremendous value, purpose, and calling. The American Council does believe in a Biblical worldview, and therefore does believe in God's design for human sexuality and gender.