History

Oregon Family Council, Inc. was established in 1980 primarily to provide Oregon’s Christian community information about elections and voting. In the beginning this primarily took shape in the form of the Christian Voter’s Guide and was distributed through a small network of Portland area churches.

Within four years, the popularity of the Christian Voter’s Guide grew and soon it was being published and distributed to a statewide audience. Today over two thousand Oregon churches make the Christian Voter’s Guide available to their congregations. The Christian Voter’s Guide is also available in over 30 Christian bookstores around the state and of course to the thousands of voters across the state that receive a free copy delivered in their mailbox around election time.

In March of 2004 Oregon Family Council, Inc. founded the Defense of Marriage Coalition to orchestrate the YES on 36 Campaign. With support from numerous organizations, pastors, churches and individuals, 57% of Oregonians amended the Oregon Constitution to define marriage as only between one man and one woman. Oregon Family Council, Inc. realizes Measure 36 was simply one battle in a much larger culture war. That’s why Defense of Marriage Coalition will continue its mission to secure, maintain and strengthen traditional marriage in Oregon.

With your help, Oregon Family Council, Inc. will continue educating, equipping, and motivating Oregon’s Christian community to continue to be the “salt of the earth” and “light of the world” through strategic involvement in the civic arena.