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Christian Activist Announces Right Wing Christmas List (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Stuart Shepard, of the Family Policy Alliance, the political arm of the Christian ministry Focus on the Family, named off his Christmas list to his son on Nov. 30 (video below).

Shepard began with a new Supreme Court Justice "just like" Justice Antonin Scalia who passed away in February.

Scalia opposed decriminalizing sexual behavior between consenting adults of the same sex back in 2003, noted VICE News. Scalia said that a Texas law banning sodomy "undoubtedly imposes constraints on liberty. So do laws prohibiting prostitution, recreational use of heroin, and, for that matter, working more than 60 hours per week in a bakery."

Scalia reportedly told the American Enterprise Institute in 2012: "Homosexual sodomy? Come on. For 200 years, it was criminal in every state."

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Shepard also told his offspring that he wanted a "trimmer" to cut the federal budget, money going to groups "that don't deserve my tax dollars" and "duplicate government programs."

The Family Policy Alliance is a 501(c)(4) organization, which means it gets taxpayer dollars in the form of a tax-exemption for its status as a "social welfare organization," under IRS rules.

Shepard told his son that he wanted a "replacement" for Obamacare. Shepard didn't say what the replacement would be, but asserted that it would benefit "everybody" who works at Walmart.

The Washington Post reported in 2014 how Walmart was choosing to cut health insurance coverage for 30,000 workers, who clock in less than 30 hours a week, in 2015.

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The newspaper added:

But most of those Walmart workers will likely come out ahead. Someone who’s earning $9 an hour working 30 hours a week at a Walmart would be making $13,500 a year. Depending on what their spouse makes and what state they’re in, they could be eligible for Medicaid and pay nothing at all for insurance, or get substantial subsidies that would make a private plan extremely affordable.

If Obamacare is repealed, the subsidies and expanded Medicaid coverage (in 31 states) will go away, leaving an estimated 20 million Americans without health insurance. Additionally, Shepard's son will not be able to stay on his dad's health insurance plan until age 25 if Obamacare is repealed.

Shepard's son concluded the segment by telling his dad that he would probably want a White House cabinet "that will stop hassling Christian families like us."

Sources: Family Policy Alliance/YouTubeVICE News, The Washington Post, IRS, Family Policy Alliance / Photo credit: Family Policy Alliance/YouTube

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