"And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are a gift of God?" -- Thomas Jefferson

"And yet the same revolutionary belief for which our forbears fought is still at issue around the globe, the belief that the rights of man come not from generosity of the state but from the hand of God." -- John F. Kennedy

"Because of their belief that power had come from God to each individual, the Framers began the Constitution with the words 'we the people'" -- Newt Gingrich

"There's never been a nation like the United States, ever. It begins with the principles of our founding documents, principles that recognize that our rights come from God, not from our government." -- Marco Rubio


Monday, May 4, 2015

Florida Professor Bullies Christian Student

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Polk County, FL - A sixteen-year-old, dual-enrolled student, "G.L.," is the subject of religious intolerance by humanities professor Lance "L.J." Russum at Polk State College in Lakeland, Florida. Liberty Counsel has asked the dean to investigate the professor and his curriculum.
 
G.L. and her parents reached out to Liberty Counsel when Russum gave her four (4) straight zeros because she refused to conform to his personal worldviews of Marxism, Atheism, Feminism, and homosexuality. Professor Russum expressed blatant and pervasive anti-Christian bias throughout the class, such as the following essay question: "Why did Christianity, and its male gods, seek to silence these women [the nuns]?"
 
In other essays where G.L. refused to concede that Christianity was false, violent, or oppressive to women; that Martin Luther's motivations for the Reformation were wholly secular; and that Michalengelo's sculptures and paintings communicated that "same-sex relationship is NOT A SIN," Mr. Russum gave her a total of four straight zeros.
 
Russum's classroom behavior is a reflection of his personal biases. Mr. Russum's Facebook profile pictures include Fidel Castro and Jesus Christ making an obscene gesture. The website "Rate my Professor" shows that G.L. is not the first student to be subjected to the professor's viewpoint discrimination. His college email signature line includes a quote from a Marxist who praises Lenin, Stalin, the Khmer Rouge, and Adolf Hitler. These, along with the inappropriate course content, show that Professor Russum is seeking to impose his own values on students, in violation of the Constitution.
 
Liberty Counsel has demanded (1) a full and independent review of Mr. Russum's behavior and course content; (2) appropriate grading of G.L's four "zero" assignments by a different professor; (3) a written apology; and (4) assurances that future courses taught by Mr. Russum, if any, will be free from such unlawful discrimination.
 
"Mr. Russum should not be permitted to use his position to punish students who do not conform to his anti-Christian views," said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. "G.L.'s parents asked Polk State College to review this matter, but it refused, so Liberty Counsel is stepping in to help. According to its website, the college's core values are service, integrity, knowledge, diversity, and leadership. No student should be subjected to such outrageous bias and outright hostility to their values by a professor. Being a professor is not open season to belittle and punish students merely because they do not subscribe to the professor's radical opinions." 
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Research finds problems with Spokane trolley plan, suggests alternative


Study shows enhancing bus service of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system would better-fit city's transportation needs
 
Spokane — Should Spokane build a six-mile long, $72 million electric trolley system? New research released by Washington Policy Center – an independent research organization with offices in Spokane – shows the city would be better served by a less-expensive Bus Rapid Transit system already in place in other Northwest cities. 
WPC’s in-depth study, Overview of Spokane’s electric trolley proposal details the significant capital and operational costs of the Spokane Transit Authority plan, which will be included in an April 28th ballot measure to increase sales taxes in most of Spokane County. 
Among the key findings of the study:
  • STA’s Proposition 1 would increase the sales tax in most of Spokane County to nine percent
  • Proposition 1 includes a $72 million, six-mile long electric trolley plan for downtown Spokane
  • In addition, taxpayers would pay at least $4.1 million a year to operate the trolley
  • Moving transit riders on the trolley would be 20 percent more expensive per trip than a typical STA busAny future economic development along the trolley line would likely be the result of major taxpayer-funded subsidies
“The goal of public transit is to move people from point A to point B as efficiently and safely as possible,” explained WPC Coles Center for Transportation Director Bob Pishue. “Research shows the electric trolley will only add to the cost of that goal.” 
STA’s plan is to build a six-mile long electric trolley stretch from Browne’s Addition to SCC. The system would be powered with inductive charging technology. But there are no U.S. manufacturers that currently make the system, meaning the project is not eligible for federal grants. 
“The enormous capital and operational costs for STA’s electric trolley also pose major concerns,” said WPC’s Eastern Washington director Chris Cargill. “There are less-expensive alternatives that would do many of the same things STA officials propose with the trolley.” 
The cities of Everett and Eugene, Oregon already use Bus Rapid Transit systems, which would nicely fit Spokane’s transportation needs. Those systems – which stretch 17 miles and 4 miles, respectively – cost less than $30 million to build. 
WPC will introduce its Overview of Spokane’s electric trolley proposal research to the community at a special transportation breakfast on March 31st at the Davenport Hotel. The event features national transportation expert Randal O’Toole of the Cato Institute and WPC’s Bob Pishue. The breakfast is open to the public and registration is available onwashingtonpolicy.org
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Liberty Counsel Defends Natural Marriage

 
For immediate release, Feb. 24, 2015
 
 
 
St. Louis, MO - Liberty Counsel defended natural marriage as the union of one man and one woman in two amicus briefs filed today in support of Arkansas and Missouri marriage laws before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis.
 
"The issue before this Court and courts across this country is whether the divine creation of natural marriage as the union of one man and one woman will be recognized by fallible judges, or whether judicial tyranny will manifest itself in print," said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. "The judiciary is really what is on trial in the minds of the people. Marriage is objectively a union of a man and a woman. If the people lose confidence in the courts then judges lose their authority. Those are not my words. They are the words of former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O-Connor in the 1992 Planned Parenthood v. Casey abortion opinion. Courts must rely on the executive to enforce their orders, and unlike the legislature, courts cannot make new law. The authority of courts rests upon the confidence of the people who trust judges are interpreting the law according the constitution and text under review. When judges veer too far away from this straightforward duty, the people lose confidence, and when that happens, their persuasive authority is undermined," concluded Staver.
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

An open letter to Dave Agema, MIGOP National Committeeman

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Prominent Black Pastor and RNC African American Council Member Calls For Resignation of 
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An open letter to Dave Agema, MIGOP National Committeeman
 
    
 
To:           Dave Agema, MIGOP National Committeeman
From:       Bishop Ira C. Combs, Greater Bible Way Temple,
                RNC African American Council Date: January 20, 2015
 
 
Dear Mr. Agema:
 
I am a pastor of a majority African-American church based in Jackson, Michigan. I have been a pastor here for 35 years. During this same period of time, I have been a tireless advocate of limited government, free market principles, traditional family values, individual freedom and strong defense. One of the means in which I have advocated these constitutional principles is as an active member and leader in the Michigan Republican Party and Republican National Committee.
 
I served under President George Bush as head of the Faith-Based Initiatives here in Michigan for the entire eight years of Bush's tenure as President. I currently sit on the Board of the RNC African American Council and am a member of the Directors for the Detroit, Michigan GOP African Engagement Initiative.
 
Out of love for our nation and concern for the Republican Party's ability to win African American voters, I have concluded that your being in the position of MIGOP National Committeeman should not continue. In light of the fact I yet believe you share my love for this country and dedication to our Party platform, I am recommending your resignation as our Michigan National Committeeman.
 
I am personally proud of your numerous personal accomplishments during your time in the military and service to our country.  Moreover, I am eager to acknowledge, that as a State Representative, you were among the most conservative and dependable of election officials in our State. Under your leadership, the Michigan Republican Party has learned much about the legitimate threat of Jihadism to our way of life, as well as so many other critical truths you have addressed.  For the season that you served as an elected official, the MIGOP was strengthened by your contributions.
 
However, your tenure as RNC National Committeeman has been marked by recurrent and worsening alienation of African American and Arab alike. You have disparaged people who have been diligently committed to our party and have made it very difficult for us to carry out the task of winning people to this party who, for the past 70 years or more, have perceived the Republican Party as hostile to civil rights and social equality, even though we know the GOP was instrumental in the passing the landmark Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts, respectively.
 
Yet, perception is reality. The perception you have created of the Republican Party by repeatedly posting racist and divisive commentaries, with no true reason or academic rationale, is beyond comprehension. That you have painted yourself as a victim, refusing to demonstrate any level of humility and empathy even towards your allies in the party who are mystified, demonstrates that you have become a political myopathy to the party and our nation, willing to sacrifice even your own significant contributions to the same.
 
 Your acts have become impulsive and counter-productive to the party's mission and the position you hold as National Committeeman. You have, beyond a shadow of a doubt, proven that, if nothing else, you are sickened with prejudice and cultural incompetence, void of common sense and civility toward people who do not share your ethnicity.
 
There is no place in our party for this kind of extremism. Truthfully, I pray for a day when this kind of extremism is eradicated from all political parties, that we might have a more civil national dialogue.
 
Finally, please cease trying to hide behind Allen West, for posting what Mr. West correctly identified as the most racist article he had ever seen. Allen West is a public figure who has no current official role in the Republican Party, but is more aptly considered a part of media. He can afford to take those risks. He has no official role; you, on the other hand, as National Committeeman do. That you decided to sacrifice our Party to seek attention is inexcusable.
 
Let us close this chapter of controversy with a final parcel of nobility which is your voluntary resignation.
 
Copies of this letter are being provided to the RNC Chair, the MIGOP Chair, the Vice Chairs of the MIGOP, the Executive Committee of the MIGOP and to the press. I beg of you to resign in such a way that there shall be no permanent destruction upon your own career and no further damage to the Party of Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.
 
 
With Regards,
 
 
Bishop Ira Combs, Jr.
Greater Bible Way Temple
 
 
  
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Friday, January 16, 2015

Supreme Court Will Rule on Marriage Case.

Supreme Court will Rule on Marriage Case.
Washington, DC -Today, the Supreme Court agreed to review a federal appeals court decision that upheld natural marriage laws in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Liberty Counsel filed an amicus brief at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the American Family Association of Michigan, which was one of the coauthors of the Michigan marriage amendment.
 
In the ruling affirming natural marriage laws, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals based its decision on Baker v. Nelson, stating that it was still good law. In the Baker decision, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that a law defining marriage as one man and one woman did not violate the U.S. Constitution, the United States Supreme Court ruled that there was no federal question, and Bakerbecame precedent.
 
The Supreme Court has upheld marriage as a foundational social institution that is necessarily defined as the union of one man and one woman:
  • Marriage is "fundamental to the very existence and survival of the race." Skinner v. Oklahoma, 316 U.S. 535, 541 (1942).
  • "An institution in the maintenance of which in its purity the public is deeply interested, for it is the foundation of the family and of society, without which there would be neither civilization nor progress." Maynard v. Hill, 125 U. S. 190 (1888).
"Marriage is not merely a creation of any one civilization or its statutes, but is an institution older than the Constitution and, indeed, older than any laws of any nation. Marriage is a natural bond that society or religion can only 'solemnize,'" said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel.
 
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Prominent Black Lansing Michigan Pastor Renounces Past Support of Gay Marriage

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Prominent Black Lansing Michigan Pastor Renounces Past
Support of Gay Marriage

Detroit, Michigan, August 14, 2014 |Christian News Service| --
One of Lansing, Michigan's most prominent Black pastors, Bishop David Maxell, had been quoted in the press in May of 2012, as saying that he agreed with homosexuals and lesbians who say that so called gay marriage is a "civil right."

Maxwell, Pastor of Eliezer Temple Church in Lansing, Michigan, has also served as head of Mayor Virg Bernero's Office of Faith-based Initiatives, was quoted as saying:

"Many of my comrades in the faith community have a struggle and cannot separate the theology with the civics of the president executing fairness and equity for all persons, It's a civil right. The sad thing about it is: You would have thought that the African-American pastoral or theological community would have sensitivity when they themselves have struggled civil rights-wise."

Maxwell, after having attacked Black pastors against gay marriage, praised President Barack Obama's support of gay marriage.

Maxwell also praised President Obama for promoting an agenda to redefine marriage as other than between one man and one woman, "I think the president is to be commended. He did not allow his own Christian philosophy or theology to dominate his presidential responsibility."

However, in a recent letter, Bishop Maxwell has clearly changed his mind regarding his support of marriage redefinition and his criticism of predominantly Black churches as being "homophobic."

"After reading statements attributed to me in a recent article, of which did not completely state my position on same sex marriage, and may lead some to view my statements as an endorsement of sort of same sex marriage. I am compelled to set the record straight," said Maxwell.

Bishop Maxwell, who had strongly supported gay marriage as a civil right in 2014, now says that "the ban on gay marriage is based upon its immorality."

Maxwell is also now calling for all Christians to take a stand against the LGBT agenda to redefine marriage stating, "It is incumbent that like-mined people of faith take a public stand against the practice of same sex marriage and exercise our constitutional right to advance legislation that will cover all loopholes, and legally shut the door on same sex marriage in our state and nation."

In 1975 Esther Phillips sang a song "What a Difference a Day Makes," the lyrics state, "What a difference a day made, twenty four little hours. Brought the sun and the flowers where there used to be rain. My yesterday was blue dear. Today, I'm a part of you dear."

There is indeed a story in every song we sing.

Bishop Maxwell, who used to be a part of the LGBT advocacy demographic, has apparently found this position to be blue and is now happy to be a part of the Christian evangelical demographic, who choose to believe the Bible - that marriage is between one man and one woman.
 
(Side note:  Bible or not, it makes natural, biological sense to the animals as well.)

Minister Stacy Swimp of Greater Bibleway Temple, Jackson, Michigan, and Founder of the Michigan Based Revive Alive Missional Ministry, is Spokesperson for a national coalition of Black Pastors and Christian ministers who have taken a stand for traditional marriage and have filed an amiscus brief in support of traditional marriage- represented by the Thomas More Law Center.

"Bishop Maxwell had made himself an apostate," said Swimp. "An enemy of the cross. However, it appears that the Word of God has finally settled into his heart and he has repented from his former stance against God's family. Hopefully, he will not again be swayed again, by selfish ambition and political favors, to turn his back against God."

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Death of Robin Williams

Death of Robin Williams



Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
August 12, 2014






There wasn’t anybody Robin Williams couldn’t touch. His humor was just that expansive. He was an absolute genius, with an extraordinary zest for his profession. It’s safe to say that there was more going on in him in one minute than most people in a week. He loved people and he committed himself to any issue that concerned him. Robin wasn’t just a huge creative genius, but a caring, involved citizen. I’ll always be grateful for his personal friendship and his support for the causes that we both cared about deeply. We will all miss Robin’s uncanny impressions, zany observations, and cutting-edge quips that found the truth as well as the humor. Teresa and I join the millions he inspired around the world in offering our deepest condolences to his family at this immensely difficult moment.


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Friday, August 1, 2014

IRS Poised to Target Churches

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IRS Poised to Target Churches
Washington, DC – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is poised to start targeting churches.

The IRS is reportedly bowing to the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF), settling a lawsuit after the IRS promised to monitor churches for politicking. The settlement is being held up by Father Patrick Malone and Holy Cross Anglican Church, which filed an opposition to the motion to dismiss without prejudice. If FFRF dismisses the lawsuit without prejudice, the atheist organization can renew the lawsuit if the group deems the IRS is not targeting churches.
 
“Churches are tax-exempt inherently from the moment of creation,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “Churches do not need a letter from the IRS to be tax-exempt.”
“No church has ever lost its tax-exempt status for opposing or supporting a candidate for political office. Churches and pastors may speak on biblical and moral issues. Pastors can educate about the candidates’ viewpoints. Pastors can encourage people to vote and can assist them in getting to the polls,” Staver pointed out.

“Pastors and churches must be empowered to confront the assaults on our culture, our faith, and our freedom,” says Staver. “German political scientist Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann coined the expression ‘spiral of silence.’ Noelle-Neumann began her career working for a newspaper during Hitler’s years, where she found that people conceal their views when they think they are in the minority or may face reprisal for their beliefs. We saw how the spiral of silence had devastating results in Nazi Germany. We need to stop the spiral of silence in America,” Staver said. “As pastors and churches begin to stand up and speak out against evil and injustice, the spiral will unravel and justice will prevail.”

This year Liberty Counsel has distributed over 35,000 copies of its Silence is Not an Option DVD to pastors throughout Florida and Texas, as part of Liberty Counsel’s Pastors & Patriots Initiative. This is the first of an estimated over 150,000 DVDs that will be sent to pastors between now and November, encouraging pastors to address biblical and moral issues and educating pastors about the IRS rules on political and lobbying activity. In addition, Liberty Counsel is conducting meetings with pastors and Who Will Stand? rallies at churches across the country. Visit www.WhoWillStandRally.com.

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Matthew 5:13-16
New International Version (NIV)

13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

14 You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.


 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

King questions timing of grain-inspection shutdown at Vancouver port

King questions timing of grain-inspection shutdown at Vancouver port
OLYMPIA…Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, made this statement regarding Gov. Jay Inslee’s recent decision to withdraw the Washington State Patrol security detail that had been escorting state grain inspectors to United Grain Corporation’s export terminal in Vancouver.
 
The move has effectively brought grain exports from the terminal, site of an ongoing labor dispute, to a standstill.
“There is no doubt the lockout and subsequent labor negotiations involving United Grain and the union representing longshoremen have dragged on far too long. We can all agree that after a year and a half, it’s time for conciliation on both sides. However, wheat growers in my district and across central and eastern Washington are understandably frustrated that Governor Inslee made this move just as their crops need to be moving through the port and on to market.
“Many within the wheat industry and those who represent them have called on the governor to resume the use of WSP escorts for grain inspectors. His only response has been that those involved in negotiations should be encouraged to return to the table.
“Wheat exports in this state are a billion-dollar industry. Surely the governor would not jeopardize such an important sector of our international trade portfolio just to appease organized labor – but considering the longshoremen’s union had already announced it would not return to the bargaining table until August at the soonest, there is reason to question the timing of the governor’s action.
“The wheat growers in my community and across Washington deserve assurance that they will be able to get their harvest to market. I am calling on the governor to consider the needs of the entire state and allow the WSP escorts to resume so grain inspections may also resume at this critical time.”
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Court Order Reverses Puget Sound Energy Rate Plan Charges

 
OLYMPIA… Thurston County Superior Court Judge Carol Murphy has reversed a key portion of a decision approving Puget Sound Energy’s multi-year energy rate plan, which could roll back automatic rate increases for PSE customers.
The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) approved the rate plan for PSE in 2013. The plan included automatic rate increases for PSE customers beginning in 2013 and continuing until 2016 or 2017— at PSE’s option.
The Attorney General’s Public Counsel Unit appealed the decision on behalf of PSE customers. Industrial Customers of NW Utilities (ICNU) also challenged the order. Both consumer advocates argued that the rates approved in the plan were too high because they included an unduly high rate of return for Puget Sound Energy.
“This is an important win for PSE’s ratepayers,” said Attorney General Bob Ferguson. “The court’s ruling will ensure that customers’ rates under the multiyear plan will be fairly calculated. Our Public Counsel believes this ruling could potentially save residential and industrial customers as much as $10 million per year.”
Public Counsel and ICNU presented evidence that given declining costs in the capital markets, and the reduced financial risk for PSE resulting from the plan, rates should be approximately $10 million lower annually. The rates approved in the UTC decision were based on the rate of return approved for PSE in its last rate case in 2011.
In her ruling, Murphy stated the case would be returned to the UTC for further legal proceedings to determine the rates.
Public Counsel also challenged the rate plan’s automatic annual increases over several years, but the court denied that portion of the appeal.
The PSE rate also plan included a “decoupling mechanism” designed to stabilize utility revenue and help encourage conservation. The decoupling mechanism was not challenged by Public Counsel or ICNU in the appeal.
PSE is the state’s largest investor owned electric and natural gas utility, providing service in Western Washington and Kittitas County to more than 1 million customers.
The Public Counsel Unit advocates for the interests of consumers on major rate cases, mergers, rulemakings, and other proceedings before the WUTC. More information about Public Counsel’s work is available online at http://www.atg.wa.gov/Utilities/AboutPublicCounsel.aspx.

Monday, June 30, 2014

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June 30, 2014 Lisa Shin
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U.S. Supreme Court ruling may strike down Washington state law, allowing 38,000 Washington workers to keep their union dues

SEATTLEBy a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today in Harris v. Quinn that home care workers in Illinois cannot be forced to pay dues to a union they do not wish to join. Home care workers, often family members, provide in-home care for disabled people and receive Medicaid payments administered by the state.

The court ruled that Medicaid beneficiaries and others participating in state entitlement programs are not full-fledged state employees, because they are hired by individuals and work in private homes, and therefore cannot be required to pay union fees against their will.

The ruling could strike down Washington state laws forcing unionization on some Washington residents.

At a minimum, the ruling will apply to home care workers, family child care providers and language access providers. In Washington, 26,000 home care workers are required to give money each month to SEIU Local 775, and a further 12,000 early learning childcare providers must make monthly payments to executives at SEIU Local 925.

If the Court says home care workers in Illinois can’t be forced to pay union dues, then home care workers and similar workers in Washington can’t either. If the court’s ruling is applied in Washington, some 38,000 workers will be able to keep their union dues without losing their Medicaid payments.

This ruling represents a victory for parents caring for children with developmental disabilities and similarly compensated workers, who have been forced to pay union dues because they receive payments administered by the state.

For more information on this ruling, visit WPC Government Reform Director Jason Mercier’s recent blog.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

ENDA Hurts Children

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ENDA Hurts Children

Washington, DC – A mother calls Liberty Counsel after her six-year-old little girl is assaulted by a gender-confused, adult male exposing himself in the swim team locker room.

Another child cries that she doesn’t want to go back to school because she doesn’t like sharing the bathroom with a gender-confused boy.

A teacher calls after her freshmen girls’ soccer team complains of a boy in the locker room.
These are the faces of ENDA-like legislation that is sweeping the country. Disguised under the term “employment nondiscrimination,” ENDA singles out and targets childhood innocence. No one wants discrimination, least of all against children.

Now President Obama is reportedly going to sign an executive order to add ENDA protection to employees of federal contractors.

Liberty Counsel is encouraging its members to speak up and debunk the ENDA myth. Tell your family and neighbors that ENDA hurts children. Encourage members of Congress to speak up on this issue. Thank House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) for standing steadfast against the assault on childhood.

Exemptions for religious people are not broad enough. They do not protect children from gender-confused adults.

Liberty Counsel is an international nonprofit litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and the family since 1989, by providing pro bono legal assistance and representation on these and related topics.
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Friday, May 30, 2014

Technology conference in Bellevue, Washington - June 7, 2014

 
TechRoanoke, June 7th in Bellevue.
Embassy Suites
3225 158th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98008
 
is an essential technology networking and training event that has something for everybody.
 
Click here for website that includes an agenda and more details.
 
Chad Magendanz, House of Representatives, 5th District.
 
 Mike Shields,
Chief of Staff of the Republican National Committee will be speaking at TechRoanoke.  He will explain about the technology and data investments being made at the national level.
 
Please invite anybody that may be interested.
 
Register herePeople can also contact Info@TechRoanoke.com  for scholarships.
 
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Thank you!
 
from Mike Stall