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Faith And Freedom Coalition Delighted ‘Historic’ GOP Platform Shows Such Strong Support For Israel [VIDEO]

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The executive director of the Faith and Freedom Coalition (FFC) told The Daily Caller News Foundation Thursday he believes the 2016 GOP platform is, “the most full-throated support for Israel probably in the Republican platform’s historic commitment.”

In the 66-page platform, the Republican Party states that when it comes to Israel, support for the country “is an expression of Americanism, and it is the responsibility of our government to advance policies that reflect Americans’ strong desire for a relationship with no daylight between America and Israel.”

The platform states its opposition to the Iran deal, just as GOP nominee Donald Trump’s own foreign policy team stated the candidate favors trying to keep a re-negotiated version of the treaty on the books.

Tim Head, a leading Christian conservative political advocate, also elaborated to TheDCNF at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, that his organization is “thrilled with the pro-life plank” of the 2016 Republican platform.

According to the platform, the GOP opposes “the use of public funds to perform or promote abortion or to fund organizations, like Planned Parenthood, so long as they provide or refer for elective abortions or sell fetal body parts rather than provide healthcare.”

FFC, according to its website is, “committed to educating, equipping, and mobilizing people of faith and like-minded individuals to be effective citizens.”

The FFC executive director went on to say that he is pleased with the platform’s “really, really strong, unwavering commitment to marriage, despite cultural, and even judicial, controversies surrounding that.”

As for the Republican party perhaps shifting views on traditional marriage as more millennials turn out to the polls, Head told TheDCNF he believes, “this is going to continue to be, at times, a heated, but we believe, a critical conversation for America to have.”

Ultimately, the Republican Party platform states, “Traditional marriage and family, based on marriage between one man and one woman, is the foundation for a free society and has for millennia been entrusted with rearing children and instilling cultural values.”

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