|Stand with Houston Pastors on Nov. 2 for “I Stand Sunday”
The right of churches to freely speak the truth is under threat in Houston. The government has no business monitoring sermons or prying into the private communication between a pastor and his congregation. The Constitution secures the freedom of the church to freely proclaim the truth. We can’t sit idly by and allow intimidation like this to stand. That’s why Texas Values is proud to be a partner in a special nationwide simulcast from Houston on Sunday, November 2nd at 6:00 PM (CST). Live from Grace Community Church in Houston — one of the affected churches — “I Stand Sunday” will focus on what’s happening in Houston, as well as other threats to religious freedom around the country. Our aim will be to show how Christians nationwide can stand together in love and unity for America’s First Freedom of religious liberty.
Some of the featured speakers will include Gov. Mike Huckabee, Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty, FRC President Tony Perkins, Dr. Ed Young of Second Baptist Church, Fox News’ Todd Starnes, and many others. Please join us and bring this to the attention of the your church leadership, and encourage them to have your church join with us as we focus on this issue that is crucial to the freedom of the church. If you or your church is unable to attend, there’s also a home viewing option, where you can watch with your small group. Get all the details at IStandSunday.com.
And please continue to take action to support the Houston pastors: Urge your state elected officials to publicly stand with Houston pastors and demand that Mayor Parker immediately withdrawal the subpoena of pastors.
|Texas Values Equips Texans to Defend Marriage, Religious Freedom
Texas Values hosted a major event in Dallas last week featuring Ryan Anderson of The Heritage Foundation to equip even more Texans of faith in defending marriage and religious freedom. Mr. Anderson is one of the nation’s foremost marriage and religious liberty advocates and is co-author, with Princeton’s Robert P. George and Sherif Girgis, of the acclaimed book “What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense”. Justice Samuel Alito cited the book twice in his dissenting opinion in the Supreme Court case involving the Defense of Marriage Act.
With attacks on marriage growing daily and the federal judiciary engaged in a massive state-by-state effort to redefine marriage, it is a critical time to redouble our efforts to boldly stand for marriage in our schools, our churches, and throughout the public square. Watch the full video presentation of his lecture entitled ‘What is Marriage?’:
Early Voting Underway in Nov. 4 Election
Early voting is underway in the Nov. 4 Election and runs through Oct. 31. Important races for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, State Representative, State Senator, State Board of Education, and more will be decided. The Texas Values Action Voters Guide is available at FreeVotersGuide.com and gives you important information on where the candidates stand on the issues. You can also get downloadable resources, like flyers and bulletin inserts, to promote the voters guide in your community and church here.
Join Texas Values at Spirit Fest on Nov. 23
Texas Values is once again sponsoring a booth at Spirit Fest 2014 that will be held on Sunday, November 23 at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock. Spirit Fest is Central Texas’ largest family friendly festival with many great Christian music artists performing, including Chris Tomlin, MercyMe, Jeremy Camp, Building 429 and many more. This is a great family event that you will not want to miss. For more information on Spirit Fest and to purchase tickets click here.
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