Monday, April 22, 2013

Howard Phillips Passes Away

Howard Phillips (1941-2013)
Howard Phillips has passed away. But he leaves behind a legacy of commitment to God's glory in family and state.  

Howard Phillips' family legacy is evidenced in his son, Doug Phillips, a relentless defender of the biblical family who has done much to equip the church in this area. Doug Phillips is founder of Vision Forum, perhaps the most influential biblical pro-family organization in the country. Doug's ministry is a reflection of the uncompromising family values instilled in him by his father. 

Howard Phillips has also made an important impact in battling injustice in civil government. According to the Conservative Caucus website:
From 1974 to 2011, Howard Phillips was the Chairman of The Conservative Caucus (TCC), a non-partisan, nationwide grass-roots public policy advocacy group. TCC provided leadership in opposition to the Panama Canal and Carter-Brezhnev SALT II treaties during the 1970s. Since then TCC has led national campaigns to end judicial tyranny, restore a U.S. military presence at Panama, deploy SDI, eliminate the graduated income tax, and terminate Federal subsidies to ideological activist groups. Other TCC campaigns have involved opposition to NAFTA and the World Trade Organization (WTO), and withdrawal from all institutions of the New World Order, as well as continuing efforts to oppose socialized medicine and abortion.
Phillips was also founder of the U. S. Taxpayers Party, which became the Constitution Party. The goal of Phillips was to restore America to its biblical foundations. According to the same website:
Howard Phillips founded the U.S. Taxpayers Party (USTP) in 1992 to offer America leadership committed to restoring the Federal Republic to its delegated, enumerated Constitutional functions and returning American jurisprudence to its original "common law" Biblical foundations. Phillips was nominated in 1992 and 1996 to be the USTP candidate for President of the United States. In 1999 he was chosen to be 2000 Presidential nominee of the Constitution Party, the renamed USTP.
Phillips is missed, but his legacies continue. May God grant comfort to his family during their time of mourning. 

Howard Phillips on Christian versus anti-Christian Civil Government

1 comment:

Caleb H. said...

Thanks for that write-up, Steve. Well done. I had the opportunity to converse with Mr. Phillips on several occasions and to be mentored for a season by his son Doug. God has used the Phillips family significantly in my life and in the lives of many others. We will miss this courageous hero and purpose to follow in his footsteps as humble and productive servants of Jesus Christ.