I was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. People always raise an eyebrow when I say that. I know, a rather different place to begin. As a little girl, my teacher asked what I wanted to be when I grew up and I said, “I want to be a lawyer and a senator.” It’s rather odd that I chose that–I knew no lawyers or politicians whatsoever. But my little seven-year old heart thought that was, other than wife and mother, the greatest thing a girl could become.
Fast forward a few decades and there I was, a lawyer and an elected official. What I did not know was how much my life would be devoted to fighting to protect the family. I was a regional coordinator for both battles in California — Prop 22 and Prop 8 – both to protect traditional marriage.
When I was asked to serve on Prop 8, I had no idea what was to come. Satan was definitely out to stop me. In the middle of the campaign (and in the middle of my campaign to be reelected to City Council) I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I told very few and kept soldiering on. I had my mastectomy on election day, of all days! God has a sense of humor! My first question when I came out of anesthesia was, “Prop 8 – what happened?” My husband assured me – “We won!”
But I knew that we had won a battle that would be challenged. After I was healed up from battling cancer, I prayed to God to tell me what he wanted me to do next. The answer came, “You are not Mother Theresa, you’re Margaret Thatcher!!” I know that I am to use the gifts and skills God has given me to keep fighting. I can do the works of Mother Theresa, which I do, but my calling in life is to fight in the political and public arena. And I shall keep soldiering on.
I have published 12 books and lecture all over the country speaking on themes of family, marriage, turning to Christ, and rising up and standing for truth. I speak to thousands.
I am a warrior for Christ. I fight for His truth–and to protect the natural family which he has established on this earth. As a little girl in Detroit, I had no idea the path that my life would take. I look back and realize that God had and still has a work for me to do. He can count on me.