The Pastors' Policy Conference was a huge success with over 330 in attendance. Pastors came from all over the state to hear from legal experts on religious liberty. Attorney David Gibbs of The Christian Law Association advised pastors of what they and their churches can do to help protect them from potential legal challenges by homosexual activists. Pastors heard from inspiring speakers – Bill Federer of The American Minute, Rafael Cruz and Larry Tomczak. Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum stopped by and gave an inspirational speech on defending religious liberty. Attorney General Mike DeWine spoke on religious liberty and took some questions from the pastors. Also addressing the pastors were State Treasurer Josh Mandel, State Auditor Dave Yost, Congressman Jim Jordan, State Rep. Bill Patmon, and other special guests.
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Mark Harrington, director of Created Equal, discusses the undercover investigative videos revealing the behind the scenes grotesque piecemeal selling of human body parts. OCA President Chris Long discusses with Mark how these videos have shocked the nation, revealing the inner workings behind the scenes by top officials at Planned Parenthood. The cavalier attitude demonstrated by top officials at Planned Parenthood while discussing the acquiring and selling of body parts to the highest bidder has sickened the nation. In response, a nationwide protest of Planned Parenthood facilities is scheduled for Saturday, August 22nd in over 300 cities across the country
Ohio Christian Alliance & Josh Mandel Present Marco Rubio
OPPORUNITY TO MEET THE CANDIDATE
Ohio Christian Alliance will provide opportunities for you to meet Presidential Candidates as they come through our state. Here are two locations to meet and greet with Senator Marco Rubio. The events are free and open to the public but you must RSVP by clicking on the links and registering. Space is limited.
Join us in welcoming Senator Marco Rubio to Cleveland and Columbus this weekend! Spend your morning with Senator Rubio as he shares his conservative values and vision for a New American Century right here in the Buckeye State!
Here are the details:
When: Friday, August 21 - 9:30 AM to 11 AM Where: Yours Truly, Valley View
Right to Life Directors of Northeast Ohio and Cincinnati Discuss the Planned Parenthood Videos and August 22 Protest RALLIES at Planned Parenthood Facilities Nationwide Fri, Aug 14th, 2015 9:28:33 am Right to Life Directors of Northeast Ohio and Cincinnati discuss the shocking Planned Parenthood videos and the legislative push to defund Planned Parenthood on the federal and state level.
Denise Leipold Paula Westwood
Chris Long discusses with Denise Leipold of Northeast Ohio Right to LIfe and Paula Westwood, Director of Cincinnati Right to Life, the undercover videos that the Center for Medical Progress has produced. Six videos in a series, revealing the inner workings of Planned Parenthood, reveal the distrurbing and gruesome details of the piecemeal sale of human body parts of aborted children for the highest bidder. These videos have shocked the nation. Hearings on Capitol Hill are being conducted on what criminal activity Planned Parenthood and its affiliates conducted as detailed in the revelation of these videos. The U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and states across the country are now moving swiftly to enact legislation to defund Planned Parenthood. In a bipartisan effort, State Rep. Bill Patmon and State Rep. Margaret Conditt have introduced H.B. 294, legislation that will defund Planned Parenthood in Ohio.
Part II - The Ohio Supreme Court Orders Ohio Justices to Perform Same-Sex Marriages
In an opinion brief from the Ohio Supreme Court in response to a question about a Toledo judge who is a believing Christian and an elder at his church who refused to conduct same-sex marriages in his court, the Ohio Supreme Court Board of Profession Conduct issued this opinion. Though the opinion states that it is a non-binding resolution, it comes with a velied threat. In discussing it in detail with Attorney Daniel Schmid, Litigation Counselel for Liberty Counsel, a constiutional advocacy legal organization, it was apparent that this order by the State Supreme Court is forced tyranny against people of religious conscience. You can hear the whole interview by clicking on the link. SHARE WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
What this means going forward is that people of religious conviction will have their rights challenged and suppressed as a result of this new ruling. The Ohio Christian Alliance is committed to protecting religious liberty for individuals, churches, institutions and organizations that hold to a biblical world view. Their religious rights and conscience must be protected, as the U.S. Constitution guarantees religious freedom. OCA is prepared to work with members of the Ohio Legislature and the U.S. Congress to address these new challenges with newly drafted legislation that will protect these fundamental religious freedoms.
The four dissenting justices' opinions were foretelling in a warning in their statements. What troubles lie ahead for religious institutions and individuals in light of this newly crafted marriage law by the Court?
Citizenship Sunday Voter Registration Drive at Your Church July 5th. Sign up to be a volunteer at your church to register fellow congregants to vote! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER!
Click here to fill out the OCA volunteer form to be a contact for your church. We will send you voter registration forms and an informational packet to conduct a successful voter registration drive at your church.
WWII Memorial Prayer Act Signed Into Law by The President
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2014 It's official – The President has signed The WWII Memorial Prayer Act (S1044) into law. Earlier this month, the bill passed The U.S. Senate in a unanimous consent measure just in time for the 70th anniversary observance of the D-Day Landings. Last week, The U.S. House of Representatives passed the measure overwhelmingly by a vote of 370-12, and yesterday, The President signed the bill into law. The Ohio Christian Alliance would like to commend the bill's sponsors, Senator Rob Portman (OH) and Senator Mary Landrieu (LA), and Congressman Bill Johnson of Ohio's 6th District, who was the House sponsor, for their support of this historic legislation that will add FDR's D-Day Landing prayer to the WWII memorial in Washington D.C.
On this, the seventieth anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France, the U.S. Senate passed by unanimous consent S 1044 the WWII Memorial Prayer Act. The Ohio Christian Alliance would like to commend the bill's sponsors, Senator Rob Portman (OH) and Senator Mary Landrieu (LA), for their support of this historic legislation that will add FDR's D-Day Landing prayer to the WWII memorial in Washington D.C. This prayer will serve as a lasting tribute to those veterans who served the cause of freedom in defending the world against tyranny and oppression.
Ohio Christian Alliance President Chris Long stated, "President Roosevelt's prayer articulated the great crusade that was underway to liberate millions suffering under tyranny. He honored the war effort and paid tribute to the fallen and those veterans who fought courageously in the conflict. It is only fitting that succeeding generations learn of this prayer that was offered at that most poignant moment in our nation's history."
Ohio's Ban on Human Cloning and Animal-Human Hybrid
Today, we applaud the reintroduction of Ohio’s Ban on Human Cloning and Animal-Human Hybrid, H.B. 308, introduced by State Representative Andy Thompson of Ohio’s 95th District, along with eleven House co-sponsors. OCA President Chris Long states, “For the past ten years, OCA along with other pro-life organizations, has been working with members of the Ohio Legislature to ban embryonic stem cell research, human cloning, and in recent years, animal-human hybrid. Some medical laboratories have delved into the surreal world of intermixing animal and human DNA with no legal or moral boundaries. These experimental practices simply are outrageous! Animal-human hybrid research is currently being conducted in England, which many in the international medical community now consider to be a rogue medical state. This experimentation has also been conducted in U.S. laboratories, thus the need for legislative language to provide guardrails.”
Leading the testimony on this legislative ban will be Dr. David Prentice of the Family Research Council who states, “HB 308 provides common sense restrictions on human cloning and animal-human hybrid in Ohio. There are no valid medical or scientific gains that exist or will come from human cloning or hybrid techniques, rather these are abuses of science and should be prohibited. Our focus should be on lifesaving methods such as adult stem cells that put the patient first.”
Ohio Christian Alliance believes that no human life should begin and end as the subject of an experiment. We attest that a process that knowingly encourages human life to be created, manipulated for research, and ultimately destroyed is immoral and should be prohibited. And all who believe that human life, including nascent human life, is a unique and precious gift from our Creator have an obligation to support efforts to ban it. The bottom line is still that any ban short of a total prohibition on human cloning further devalues the sanctity of human life. Ohio Christian Alliance commends State Representative Andy Thompson and the co-sponsors of H.B. 308 for taking the leadership role in sponsoring this key legislation.
For more information contact Chris Long 330-887-1922
Founding of America Documents Bill Passes Ohio House and Senate in a Concurrence Vote and is Sent to Governor Kasich for His Signature
The Ohio Christian Alliance celebrates the passage of S.B. 165 in the Ohio House and Ohio Senate today. This legislation entitled “The Founding of America Documents Bill” will strengthen the language currently in the Ohio Revised Code pertaining to the American History and Government curriculum to include The Declaration of Independence, The Northwest Ordinance, The Constitution of the United States with emphasis on The Bill of Rights, The Ohio Constitution, the Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers.