(03/08/2021) WASHINGTON – On Monday, the local and national leadership of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, welcomed the Utah State Legislature’s Friday passage of S.B. 186, the Utah Anti-Boycott Israel Amendments legislation. This legislation prohibits state entities from contracting with companies that boycott Israel.
“I believe the passage of S.B. 186 is essential to demonstrate Utah’s continued support of Israel’s rights as a nation to engage in free trade without the unwarranted attempts to do damage to its economy. Israel is the U.S.’s best friend in the region and we should stand with her as opportunities allow,” said CUFI Utah State Director, Pastor Craig McCune, the Senior Pastor at New Creation Church in Sandy.
“CUFI’s more than 65,000 members across the state of Utah and 10 million members around the country warmly welcome the overwhelming support this bill received in the Utah State Legislature. We must ensure the anti-Semitic movement to boycott the world’s only Jewish state receives no quarter in any state in the Union and Utah is doing its part,” said CUFI founder and Chairman Pastor John Hagee.
“This legislation enjoyed widespread bipartisan support at a time when such is rarely the case in state capitals across the country. We are deeply grateful to Senator Jerry Stevenson and Representative Francis Gibson for their strong leadership on this legislation and we look forward to Governor Spencer Cox signing this bill into law without delay,” said CUFI Action Fund Chairwoman Sandra Parker.
With more than 10 million members, Christians United for Israel is the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States and one of the leading Christian grassroots movements in the world. CUFI spans all fifty states and reaches millions with its educational message.
The CUFI Action Fund, a nonprofit 501(c)(4), nonpartisan organization, is related to the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, Christians United for Israel (CUFI). The Action Fund is dedicated to ensuring our elected officials hear the perspective of the millions of Christian Zionists across the country.