|Ten Commandments Sign Allowed on Citizen’s Property
Earlier this year, The Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) banned a Ten Commandments sign on Hemphill, TX resident Jeanette Golden’s private property. After our friends at Liberty Institute defended the religious liberty rights of this Texas citizen and sent a demand letter to TXDOT explaining that the ban violates Mrs. Golden’s right to freedom of religious expression, specifically the Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the United States and Texas Constitutions, TXDOT admitted that their ban was “problematic constitutionally.”
Last week, in an encouraging victory for religious freedom and private property rights, TXDOT’s adopted a rule for the property owner’s Ten Commandments sign. According to Liberty Institute, who represented Mrs. Golden, TXDOT was very gracious in their decision and implementation of the rule change that will protect the liberty of Texans. This is an encouraging lesson for all those that support religious freedom – one person standing up for their religious freedom and free speech rights can make a difference! Read more.
|Are You Registered to Vote For Nov. 4 General Election?
Monday, October 6 is the voter registration deadline in Texas for the upcoming November 4 General Election. This is an important time in the history of our state and nation, and it is critical that we exercise our right and duty to vote. Many important races will be decided November 4 in Texas, from Governor to Lt. Governor to your State Representative and State Board of Education member, in addition to many others. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to ensure your elected officials share your values on important issues like religious liberty, marriage, and life.
Take the opportunity over the next two weeks to make sure your friends, family, and church members are registered to vote. One great way is to host a voter registration drive at your church. Joining together with values-minded citizens across our state can truly make the difference in an election.
Please take advantage of our voter registration tools:
• Register to Vote Tool – allows you to fill out a voter registration form electronically, print it out, and then mail it in yourself.
• Are You Registered Tool – Find out if you or your friends and family are registered to vote.
And sign-up for updates on the release of the General Election Voters Guide at FreeVotersGuide.com!
‘What is Marriage?’ Dallas Event
Can religious freedom stand if marriage is redefined? Our ‘What is Marriage?’ Event in Dallas on Oct.16 is filling up fast. The event will feature one of the nation’s foremost marriage and religious liberty advocates, Ryan T. Anderson from The Heritage Foundation. You won’t want to miss this free event! Find out more and get your free tickets here.
Join Texas Values at Spirit Fest
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 and to purchase tickets click here.
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