|Pres. Obama Signs LGBT Executive Order, Tramples Religious Liberty
This week, President Obama bypassed Congress and signed an executive order that threatens churches, religious organizations, and nonprofits by forcing them to essentially affirm the sexual behavior of individuals and sacrifice their religious conscience, teaching and principles. Homosexuals, cross-dressers and transsexuals have been given a new avenue to file lawsuits and intimidate people of faith with this order. President Obama’s executive order allows widespread government punishment against nonprofit groups based on a personal claim by an employee of unfair treatment based on “sexual orientation” and “gender identity,” which can include choices of sexual behavior and efforts to change one’s sex at birth. It has been widely reported that requests were made to include appropriate religious exemptions but President Obama refused to grant such religious protections.
President Obama’s executive order allows sexual behavior to trump Americans’ religious freedom rights. Religious freedom ensures that faith-based soup kitchens, hospitals and poverty relief ministries can keep their doors open without having to violate their conscience. Charitable public services by religious groups are a common good for society. Placing sexual behavior above the common good provided by religious groups is a disastrous strategy for our nation and places our nation’s much-needed ministries in grave danger. Read more.
|Early Voting in SD 4 Special Election Begins Monday
Early voting in the August 5 Special Election for Texas State Senate District 4 (SD 4) begins on Monday, July 28 and runs through Friday, August 1. The election, which will fill the seat vacated by Sen. Tommy Williams, will include candidates Steve Toth and Brandon Creighton, who both currently serve in the Texas House.
If you live in SD 4, which includes Jefferson, Chambers and part of Montgomery and Harris counties, check out the Texas Values Action Voters Guide for the SD 4 Special Election at FreeVotersGuide.com and view where both candidates in the race stand on the issues. View the Guide.
Sign the Texas Marriage Declaration
Around the country an out of control and activist federal government and judiciary is engaged in a massive state-by-state effort to redefine marriage. These radical efforts threaten the rule of law and Texans’ fundamental right to self-governance. Texas Values is currently working on an Amicus Brief on this issue in the defense of Texas’ Marriage Laws that will be filed in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Join the fight for marriage – sign the Texas Marriage Declaration today.
Upcoming Event in Pflugerville
On Monday August 4th, Texas Values president Jonathan Saenz will be speaking with the Pflugerville Republican Club about the importance of standing for faith, family, and freedom in Texas. If you are in the area, join us for the event from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at the Springhill Restaurant at 2505 Pecan St. W in Pflugerville. And if your group is interested in having a speaker from Texas Values, please fill out our request a speaker form.
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