California Pastor’s Political PAC Targeted for Cancellation by Local Activists

Southern California political PAC focused on parental rights-oriented school reform targeted by local liberal activists.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Southern California’s 412 Church of Temecula Valley with Pastor Tim Thompson at the helm started a PAC to support political conservative school board members.
  • The PAC, Inland Empire Family PAC, was launched last month and is slated to hold a fundraiser on April 22 featuring Katie Hopkins and Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco.
  • IE Family PAC’s event was recently targeted by the Facebook group Temecula Unity, a group of local residents who claim to be focused on “A dialogue on race, reaching out, and reform.”
  • After word of IE Family PAC’s event got out, the group encouraged its members to call the venue where the event was being held, and eventually convinced the venue to cancel IE Family PAC’s reservation.
  • In addition to calls to the venue, group members are planning a protest of Thompson’s church’s Easter service later this month.
  • The group has also been targeted by area news media who have accused the group of being part of a movement to turn “public schools into political battlefields.”
THOMPSON’S TAKE:
  • “The only thing this does is fuel my drive!” Thompson said in a statement to American Faith. “It doesn’t stop me, it makes me double down. Statements like theirs make me embrace Matthew chapter five, verses 11 and 12.” 
  • The pastor cited the first book of the New Testament where Jesus said, “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Matthew 5:11-12 (NKJV)
BACKGROUND:
  • The PAC is dedicated to supporting the modification of the current environment of division prompted by the Diversity Equity and Inclusion programs.
  • Thompson and the group recently held a live “Family PAC Draft” to introduce school board candidates of Menifee, Temecula, Murrieta, and Lake Elsinore.
  • Thompson’s podcast Our Watch can be followed on Instagram as well as YouTube and Rumble.
  • Anyone hoping to donate to IE Family PAC’s cause or keep up to date on the yet-to-be-announced new venue for their fundraiser can do so by checking out the PAC’s website.