Records from the Department of Health and Human Services of calendar entries of Shannon Royce, the director of the HHS Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives. These records include entries from May 2017 to June 2019.
Oct. 1, 2018: Meeting with Lynn Johnson, assistant secretary for the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), and “Faith leaders” regarding unaccompanied alien children (UAC).
Oct. 17, 2018: Meeting regarding UAC with ACF Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Heidi Stirrup.
Nov. 1, 2018: “Discussion on UACs with Faith Leaders” with Lynn Johnson.
Dec. 12, 2018: A meeting with “Faith Leaders” and the Office of Refugee Resettlement concerning “UAC and Faith based.”
Dec. 19, 2018: Meeting with Johnson titled “UAC discussion.”
Jan. 15, 2019: Another “Faith Leaders Meeting” concerning “UAC and Faith based.”
Feb. 25, 2019: A calendar entry concerning an upcoming trip to UAC facilities.
Rick Scarborough is a conservative activist and pastor who has worked to mobilize fundamentalist Christian right-wing voters. Scarborough has made discriminatory statements against the LGBTQ community throughout his career, including one comment in 2009 that, “if necessary,” Christians should burn to death to fight gay marriage. Meetings with Scarborough took place on:
Tim Goeglein works at the Christian organization Focus on the Family as vice president of external and government relations. He also previously served as special assistant to President George W. Bush as a point of contact for conservative and faith-based groups. Meetings or calls with Goeglein took place on the following dates:
Dave Welch is a Houston-based pastor and conservative activist who works to politically mobilize conservative Christian voters. Welch is the founder and executive director of the U.S. Pastor Council. Meetings with Welch took place on the following dates:
June 15, 2018: A phone call with Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Denver, Colo. Several discrimination lawsuits have been filed against Phillips since 2012 for refusing to services for LGBTQ events.
Aug. 22, 2018: A meeting with David Prentice, vice president and research director of the anti-abortion rights group the Charlotte Lozier Institute.
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