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John Stemberger, Florida Family Action to join Adam Putnam bid for Governor

John Stemberger and the political arm of his Florida Family Policy Council have called a news conference Wednesday with Adam Putnam — presumably to endorse the Republican’s run for governor.

Florida Family Action, the 501[c][4] supporting the political work of the Florida Family Policy Council, has set the event with Putnam at Stemberger’s Orlando law office in Orlando, for “an important announcement in the race for Florida’s next governor,” according to a news advisory.

Florida Family Policy Council is on the front lines of the ultraconservative Christian crusade fighting to outlaw abortion, oppose the gay rights movement as an agenda “to abolish the traditional, Judeo-Christian view of human sexuality, marriage and family,” and challenge the teaching of evolution as science in schools.

The group argues all those issues are both bad policy and in violation of Biblical teachings.

Florida Family Action also offers its takes on a variety of other matters, ranging from campaigning against gambling and human trafficking to opposing “hate crime” laws, which the organization believes has a chilling effect on freedom of speech.

At the Florida Family Policy Council’s annual dinner in May, both Putnam and his Republican primary opponent, U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, came to make presentations, the first time the pair had appeared together.

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