May 16, 2008

Christian Coalition of America Vows to Succeed in Overturning the Abominable Decision Yesterday by 4 Judicial Tyrants on California's Top Court in November's Referendum on Banning Homosexual "Marriage" - Christian Coalition Urges Senators Clinton, McCain and Obama to Condemn the California Supreme Court's Homosexual "Marriage" 4-3 Narrow Decision

Yesterday, the Christian Coalition of America condemned the second state top court this decade -- the California Supreme Court -- for their abominable 4-3 decision approving homosexual "marriages" led by Chief Judicial dictator Ron George. The decision by 4 judical tyrants follows the Massachusetts' top court's decision in 2003; also a narrow 4-3 decision led by Chief Judicial tyrant Margaret Marshall, wife of the former "New York Times" socialist columnist Anthony Lewis.

Christian Coalition of America yesterday urged presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, John McCain and Barack Obama to strongly condemn this judicial usurpation of power by out-of-control judges. Indeed soon after, Senator McCain's office did issue this statement: "John McCain supports the right of the people of California to recognize marriage as a unique institution sanctioning the union between a man and a woman, just as he did in his home state of Arizona. John McCain doesn't believe judges should be making these decisions."

Just as the state marriage amendment on the ballot in Ohio affected the presidential election in 2004, this outrageous decision by these 4 judicial tyrants in California will undoubtedly affect the decision by California voters in the presidential election. Indeed, the California referendum on banning homosexual "marriages" is anticipated to greatly increase the turn-out of pro-family Americans and influence the congressional elections. If these 4 judicial tyrants had any sense of morality, they would issue an injunction to keep these abominable "marriages" from occurring until California voters decide in November.

Yesterday, the White House issued this statement: "President Bush has always believed marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman. It’s unfortunate when activist judges continue to seek to redefine marriage by court order – without regard for the will of the people. Today's decision by the California Supreme Court illustrates that a federal constitutional amendment is the best way for the people to decide what marriage means. President Bush remains firmly committed to protecting the sanctity of marriage."

It is outrageous that a small majority on the California Supreme Court just could not wait until November when the citizens of California will undoubtedly vote to approve the ban of homosexual "marriages" in the state of California. Instead these 4 judicial tyrants substituted their perverse opinion for the will of the citizens of California. Indeed, the voters in California overwhelmingly voted for traditional marriage - that between one man and one woman - with a huge majority of 62% several years ago.

The overwhelming majority of Americans (some 70%) disapprove of homosexual "marriages." Yet, these judicial tyrants in California and Massachusetts have substituted their dictates for the will of the citizens of their states. Thus far, 27 states have passed constitutional amendments banning homosexual "marriage" with an average approval rate of 70%. The voters in Florida, Arizona, and California will likely approve similar bans on homosexual "marriages" this November, thereby nullifying this terrible decision yesterday in California.

The Christian Coalition of America will do everything in its power to pass a Federal Marriage Amendment in the United States Congress-- and state constitutional amendments in each of the 23 states which do not yet have them -- thereby banning homosexual "marriages" all over America.

ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!

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Legislation Honoring 100th Anniversary of Boy Scouts -- which do not allow Homosexual Scout Leaders -- Passes in House of Representatives Yesterday by Margin of 403-8

Unlike so many organizations, the Boy Scouts of America have not adopted the politically-correct policies of left-wingers in America such as allowing homosexual Scoutmasters as leaders of the Boy Scouts and atheists as Boy Scouts. As a result of these pro-family policies, liberals in America have villified the Boy Scouts and have taken extreme measures to destroy them.

However yesterday, even the liberals in the United States House of Representatives were forced to vote on honoring the very same Boy Scouts organization which they condemn. In a vote of 403-8, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5872, the "Boy Scouts of America Centennial Commemorative Coin Act." The legislation included the following information:

(1) The Boy Scouts of America will celebrate its centennial on February 8, 2010.

(2) The Boy Scouts of America is the largest youth organization in the United States, with 3,000,000 youth members and 1,000,000 adult leaders in the traditional programs of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturing.

(3) Since 1910, more than 111,000,000 youth have participated in Scouting's traditional programs.

(4) The Boy Scouts of America was granted a Federal charter in 1916 by an Act of the 64th Congress which was signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson.

(5) In the 110th Congress, 248 members of the House of Representative and the Senate have participated in Boy Scouts of America as Scouts or adult leaders.

(6) The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is `to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law'.

(7) Every day across our Nation, Scouts and their leaders pledge to live up the promise in the Scout Oath--`On my honor I will do my best, To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight'--and the Scout Law, according to which a Scout is `Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent'.

(8) In the past 4 years alone, Scouting youth and their leaders have volunteered more than 6,500,000 hours of service to their communities through more than 75,000 service projects, benefiting food banks, local schools, and civic organizations.

The bill directs the Secretary of Treasury to mint and issue $1 coins in commemoration of the centennial of the founding of the Boy Scouts of America. The coins honoring the Boy Scouts will be issued from February through December 2010.

The 8 Members of the House of Representatives -- all of whom are extreme left-wing Democrats -- who yesterday voted no to the Boy Scouts bill are:

  • Baldwin, 2nd District, Wisconsin
  • Frank, 4th District, Massachusetts
  • Gutierrez, 4th District, Illinois Kucinich, 10th District, Ohio
  • Lee, 9th District, California
  • McDermott (Wheaton College graduate), 7th District, Washington
  • Stark, 13th District, California
  • Woolsey, 6th District, California

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Congressman Charles "Chip" Pickering is Seeking Co-Sponsors for his "Protecting Children from Indecent Programming Act," H.R. 3559 - U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Whether Foul-mouthed Celebrities can use the "F-word" on Live Television Without the Television Networks/Stations Been Fined

Congressman Charles "Chip" Pickering, R-MS, is seeking co-sponsors for his "Protecting Children from Indecent Programming Act," H.R. 3559, which has 22 co-sponsors. Congressman Pickering's bill will: "(R)equire the FCC, in enforcing its regulations concerning the broadcast of indecent programming, to maintain a policy that a single word or image may be considered indecent."

Sometimes this summer, the United States Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision on whether or not it is indecent when foul-mouthed celebrities such as Cher and Nicole Richie, and such as Jane Fonda and Diane Keaton - both of whom used foul-mouthed profanities this year - use the F-word, etc. on live television. The United States Congress overwhelmingly, and unanimously in the case of the Senate, passed the "Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act" in 2006 which increased the penalties for the broadcast networks and television stations from $35,000 per violation to $350,000 per violation.

ACTION ITEM: Please your Congressman at 202-225-3121 or you can go to http://www.cc.org/contactcongress.cfm and email them and urge them to co-sponsor Congressman Chip Pickering's "Protecting Children from Indecent Programming Act," H.R. 3559.

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Christian Coalition of America and Other Groups to Send Letter to Members of Congress Requesting that they Co-sponsor Congressman Todd Akin's "Pledge Protection Act"

Christian Coalition of America and other groups have signed a letter to be sent to Members of the United States House of Representatives requesting that they co-sponsor Congressman Todd Akin's "Pledge Protection Act." Congressman Akin's bill will protect and secure our official and legal acknowledgement of our national relationship with God.

The Akin bill will serve as a much needed "check and balance" against a judiciary that continually attempts to remove the words "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance. Passage of the "Pledge Protection Act" will serve as a tremendous encouragement to an overwhelming majority of Americans who want to preserve our American values from left-wing judges legislating from the bench. The decision by the 4 judicial dictators in California yesterday legalizing homosexual "marriage" in California is just one of many examples of judicial tyranny which cannot be allowed to stand. The American people will not stand for a judicial dictatorship in America.

ACTION ITEM: Please your Congressman at 202-225-3121 or you can go to http://www.cc.org/contactcongress.cfm and email them and urge them to co-sponsor Congressman Todd Akin's "Pledge of Protection Act."

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Democrats in House of Representatives Held Hearing on Stem Cell Research Last Week/Republican Witness Shared Story on How his own Adult Stem Cells were used to Treat him Successfully for Chronic Health Disease

Last Thursday, the Health Subcommittee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing on stem cell research. The Republican members of the committee had Doug Rice testify in favor of adult stem cell research. He shared his personal story of how his own adult stem cells were used to successfully treat him for chronic heart disease.

The Democrats did not put up any human embryonic stem cell patients to counter Doug Rice's arguments for adult stem cell research, because while human embryonic stem cell research has been around for decades, and wasted countless of billions of American tax dollars, it has yet to treat a single patient. And yet a majority of both the House and the Senate continue to vote to fund this useless human embryonic stem cell destructive research. Thankfully, President George W. Bush has vetoed these abominable bills.

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Democrat-led House of Representatives -- with lowest approval rating in American history (18%) -- Fail to Fund the Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan Yesterday - Democrats Did Pass a Bill to Surrender to Terrorists by Pulling out American Troops out of Iraq within 18 months and Passed a Tax Increase bill and a Bloated Domestic Spending Bill

Instead of passing President George W. Bush's request to pass a supplemental bill to only fund the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan yesterday, the House of Representatives in the Democrat-controlled 110th Congress -- which has the lowest approval rating in American history (18%) -- passed a tax increase, a bloated domestic spending program, and a surrender to terrorists bill which would force our troops out of Iraq by the end of next year.

The Republican leader in the House of Representatives, John Boehner, (Ohio) said that the Democrat leaders designed the supplemental legislation to draw a veto from President Bush and to delay funding for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Democrats have numerous times tried to deny funding to the troops and to bring the troops home since they took control of Congress last year. The Democrats voted against troop funding by a margin of 147-85, and the Republican voted 56-2 for the funding, with 132 Republicans voting "present."

Congressman Jeb Hensarling, R-TX, the Chairman of the House Republican Study Committee said after yesterday's vote: "The priorities of the two parties couldn’t be more apparent. Within a matter of minutes, Democrats voted AGAINST providing funds for our troops in harm's way and FOR huge spending and tax increases. They tried to play politics with our troops and we were not going to stand for it.

"Thanks to a strong Republican effort, led by Congressman Mike Pence (R-IN), Democrats were unable to ram a massive tax increase and new entitlement spending through the system on the backs of American servicemen and women."

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Christian Coalition Activists Need to Encourage 110th Congress to Pass Both "Net Neutrality" and "Multicast-Equal Access" Legislation to Prevent Discrimination Against Religious Broadcasters - Democrat-controlled Congress Expected to Pass "Net Neutrality"

"Multicast/Equal Access" (formerly called "Multicast/Must-carry") will go a long way to preventing discrimination against religious broadcasters. Without a "Multicast/Equal Access" law, the cable and satellite companies would probably not add new Christian channels and the influence of current Christian channels will be diluted.

ACTION ITEM: Please all your Congressman at 202-225-3121 or you can go to http://www.cc.org/contactcongress.cfm and email them and urge them to co-sponsor the Net Neutrality legislation introduced by Republican Congressman Charles "Chip" Pickering and Democrat Congressman Edward Markey called the "Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2008," H.R. 5353.

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Join the Christian Coalition’s Judicial Task Force, which is dedicated to ending the obstruction of the President's judicial nominees and ensuring that they ALL receive a fair "up or down" vote by the full Senate

Please sign our petition and join the Judicial Task Force at: http://www.cc.org/taskforce.cfm

Encourage your family, friends and church friends to also sign the petition at our website and to join the Christian Coalition’s Judicial Task Force, which is dedicated to ending the obstruction of the President's judicial nominees and ensuring that they ALL receive a fair "up or down" vote by the full Senate.

There are a number of President Bush's Circuit Court of Appeals' nominees who have not yet received a Senate floor vote. The challenge to confirm President Bush's nominees in a Democrat-controlled Senate will be very difficult and we need your help in doing just that. You will become part of a team of individuals who are committed to being ready on a moment’s notice to take action when obstruction occurs.

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Please keep the above issues in prayer. Through prayer and action great and mighty things can be accomplished.

Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord…”

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