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breaking news Man Who Threatened State Rep on Social Media Acquitted by Judge in Clermont County
Thu, Mar 21st, 2019 1:08:25 pm

Breaking news: A serious threat levied against State Rep John Becker on social media ends in an acquittal by Clermont County Judge McBride. Many believe that this sends the wrong message by not protecting our public officials. John Becker is a strong conservative in the Ohio legislature.

 

Man Who Threatened State Rep on Social Media Acquitted by Judge in Clermont County

HERE IS THE JUDGES DECISION   

Cincinnati Enquirer Article

On today's News in Focus, State Rep John Becker of Ohio's 65th District discusses the case pertaining to the serious threat that was made against him on social media when a Columbus resident, in a Facebook post, called for someone to kill the Representative.  Jacob Bragg was arrested by Columbus police last October when he wrote "someone kill this piece of sh--" with a picture of Rep John Becker.  The man then attempted to contact Rep Becker through social media, and that's when the threat became known. A grand jury in Clermont County indicted Mr. Bragg on a charge of telecommunications harassment. The case was heard on February 19th. On Tuesday, Judge Jerry McBride gave a full acquittal to Jacob Bragg, the Columbus resident who made the threat. Many believe that this sends the wrong message pertaining to the safety and security of our elected officials. Also joining the discussion is OCA legal counsel Josh Brown. 

Ohio Senate Passes Heartbeat Bill - Now onto the Ohio House
Tue, Mar 19th, 2019 11:14:36 pm

OCA Hosts Dr. Aultman Expert Witness on Heartbeat Bill

S.B. 23 in Ohio Senate Health Committee

Ohio's Heartbeat Bill, S.B. 23, received proponent testimony in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Dr. Kathi Aultman, Associate Scholar at the Lozier Institute, and board-certified OB/GYN and fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, presented testimony in support of Ohio's Heartbeat Bill S.B. 23, sponsored by State Senator Kristina Roegner. 

Click here to read Dr. Aultman's testimony.

Click here to read the proponent testimony of Ohio Christian Alliance. 

Here is an excerpt from Dr. Aultman's testimony on S.B. 23

"I have performed 1st trimester and 2nd trimester abortions and treated the complications of abortion. I have taken care of women and their babies throughout normal and abnormal pregnancies and treated the complications. I have had an abortion and two vaginal births.

          When I entered medical school, I believed that the availability of abortion on demand was solely an issue of women’s rights. I felt no more compassion for the fetus than I did for the chick embryos I dissected in college. 

          I continued to do abortions without reservation even while pregnant, but after my delivery, I made the connection between fetus and baby. The fact that the baby was unwanted, was no longer enough justification for me to kill it.  Although I could no longer do abortions, I continued to believe that abortion was a woman’s right. 

          My views changed during my practice as I saw young women who did amazingly well after deciding to keep their unplanned pregnancies, in contrast to those who were struggling with the emotional and physical complications of abortion. That wasn’t consistent with the feminist rhetoric I had embraced."  Dr. Aultman M.D. 

Petition to Support the Covington Catholic High School Students
Wed, Feb 27th, 2019 9:27:10 pm

Petition to Support the Covington Catholic High School Students

Today I join the Ohio Christian Alliance and my fellow concerned citizens in calling for the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department to investigate the dangerous threats that were made against the Covington Catholic Christian School students and to secure their safety and security.

Press Coverage of Appeal to the FBI and Justice Dept to Launch an Investigation Into Threats That Were Made Against the Covington Catholic High School Students

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost Sends Letter to FBI Field Office

OCA Hosts Dr. Aultman Expert Witness on Heartbeat Bill S.B. 23 Today in Ohio Senate Health Committee
Wed, Feb 27th, 2019 8:10:14 am

OCA Hosts Dr. Aultman Expert Witness on Heartbeat Bill
S.B. 23 Today in Ohio Senate Health Committee

Today, Ohio's Heartbeat Bill, S.B. 23, received proponent testimony in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Dr. Kathi Aultman, Associate Scholar at the Lozier Institute, and board-certified OB/GYN and fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, presented testimony in support of Ohio's Heartbeat Bill S.B. 23, sponsored by State Senator Kristina Roegner. Click here to read Dr. Aultman's testimony. 

 Click here to read the proponent testimony of Ohio Christian Alliance. 

Ohio Senate Reintroduces Ohio Heartbeat Bill......
Tue, Feb 12th, 2019 8:11:30 pm

Today the Ohio Senate reintroduced Ohio's Heartbeat Bill S.B. 23 with 19 Senate cosponsors. State Senator Kristina Roegner is the Senate sponsor.

In December the Ohio Senate came one vote short of a veto override to pass the Heartbeat Bill. That won't be necessary as Gov. Mike DeWine has stated he will sign The Heartbeat Bill into law when it comes to his desk. More to come.....

A call for the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department to investigate the dangerous threats that were made against the Covington Catholic Christian School students.
Wed, Jan 23rd, 2019 8:41:18 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                       January 22, 2019

 

 

A call for the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department to investigate the dangerous threats that were made against the Covington Catholic Christian School students.

 

 

Today, the Ohio Christian Alliance, with a coalition of religious, family, and legal advocacy organizations, called for the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department to investigate the dangerous threats that were made against the Covington Catholic Christian School students. This week, the school was closed by officials and local law enforcement due to security concerns.

 

The statements and direct threats that were made against this Christian school and its students are alarming and extremely dangerous. The FBI, in the recent past, has brought charges against and prosecuted individuals who have hurled similar threats against Congressional members. One such incident occurred in 2010 when a threat was reported to have been made against then-Ohio Congressman John Boccieri. The case was brought to federal court, and the individual in question was found guilty and sentenced to prison.

 

The hysteria that followed the students from the encounter with protestors at the Lincoln Memorial at the conclusion of the March for Life put them at the center of a generated hate campaign, fueled by false media reports and social media. It has been documented that known individuals have called for violence against the students and their Christian school. This, in our opinion, is simply an outrage, and a watershed moment in which reason, sensibility, and the law must come into play.

 

The Justice Department stands for justice for all, and everyone equal under the law. Does the well-being and safety of a Congressman outweigh the safety and security of school children? The individuals who made these vicious and dangerous threats against the Covington Catholic School children must be held accountable for their threats against these minors.  We will make an official appeal to the DOJ and the FBI in writing in the coming days.

 

 

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OCA Statement on the Defeat of State Issue 1
Tue, Nov 6th, 2018 9:57:45 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                             

Ohio Christian Alliance Statement on the Defeat of State Ballot Issue 1

Today, Ohio voters read through the deception and soundly voted down State Ballot Issue 1.  The proposed constitutional amendment would have been bad for Ohioans, and especially harmful to the very people it is purported to help.   Promoted as an effort for prison reform, this deceptive ballot measure would have actually created conditions for more drug trafficking and opiate addiction, overdose and death in Ohio communities. Ohio has already seen its share of grief and loss in its battle against drug addiction. 

As the Ohio Christian Alliance has asserted from the beginning, we can now proceed with real common sense criminal sentencing reform for minor drug offenses. Working with a coalition of legislators, law enforcement, members of the judiciary, civic organizations, and the Chamber of Commerce, we can begin to put together a meaningful construct of common sense criminal sentencing reform. This would include a pathway for expungement of some non-violent fourth and fifth degree felonies, so that these Ohioans can again find their way back into society and attain gainful employment.

OCA President Chris Long stated, “The Ohio Christian Alliance looks forward to working with the coalition to begin this legislative initiative as we continue to win the battle against the insidious opiate addiction crisis in Ohio that is affecting so many of our neighbors.  Now the real work can begin.”

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The Ohio Christian Alliance Today Stands with Other Ohio Faith Leaders to Oppose State Ballot Issue 1
Mon, Oct 15th, 2018 10:16:51 am

The Ohio Christian Alliance Today Stands with Other Ohio Faith Leaders to Oppose State Ballot Issue 1

 (Columbus, OH) OCA President Chris Long today stood with faith leaders to oppose State Ballot Issue 1. Faith leaders have now joined the ranks of the Ohio Bar Association, the Ohio Municipal League, the Ohio Judicial Conference, State Sherriffs’ Association, the Fraternal Order of Police, and the Ohio State Coroners Association in their opposition to State Ballot Issue One.

 Today’s press conference demonstrates that more Ohioans are turning against the proposed State Constitutional amendment.  Promoted as an effort for prison reform, in reality, the deceptive ballot measure would create conditions for more drug trafficking and opiate addiction, overdose, and death in Ohio communities. Ohio has already seen its share of grief and loss in its battle against drug addiction. 

 The amendment as proposed would strip law enforcement of the ability to curb drug use and trafficking in local communities.  Judges would no longer have the ability to provide options to defendants in the courtroom of either incarcerated addiction recovery programs or paroled drug addiction recovery programs. The amendment as proposed is cloaked as an effort for prison reform, but is in reality a proposed constitutional law that will make it nearly impossible for communities, law enforcement, and the judicial system to police and curb drug possession and drug trafficking on the streets of Ohio cities and communities.  

That is why the Ohio Christian Alliance is urging pastors, churches, and our fellow Ohioans to vote NO on State Ballot Issue 1.  Ohio is beginning to make some headway in our battle against drug overdoses and drug-related deaths. State Ballot Issue 1 would put a halt to the progress we have made and only make matters worse. That is why we are urging a NO Vote on Issue 1!

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An open letter to Members of the Ohio Legislature:  
Wed, May 16th, 2018 2:44:53 pm

                                                                                                                           

An open letter to Members of the Ohio Legislature:

 

Due to the unexpected resignation of Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, the Ohio House majority must vote on a new Speaker to finish out the current session. Because the business of The People’s House must continue in the 132 General Assembly, we the undersigned suggest the following:

 

In light of the FBI investigation of former House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, we suggest that a Speaker be chosen from among the Majority who is not currently part of the leadership team, who is not running for re-election, and who could serve on an interim basis until the end of the current session. A new Speaker could then be elected after the fall Election. This would allow for the House to continue its session without a lengthy interruption.

 

It is important to put The People’s business first.

 

Sincerely,

Christopher R. Long                                              Linda Harvey     

President, Ohio Christian Alliance                        President, Mission America

Rev. Alfred B. Davis                                              Rev. Dr. Kenneth Johnson                        

Richfield Bible Baptist Church                              Pastor Seaman Community Methodist Church 

Molly Smith                                                            Pastor Dan Wolvin                                                                  

[President, Cleveland Right to Life;                       State Director Awake America Ohio           

resident, National Personhood Alliance]

Diane Stover                                                           Rev. James Tasker

President, Ohio Value Voters, Inc.                         Priest in the Anglican Church North America

Mark Stevenson                                                      Pastor Phil Fulton                                              

Director, Ohioans for Educational Freedom           Union Hill Church

Mark Harrington

Executive Director, Created Equal

School Choice in Ohio now at risk with the sudden closure of the online school ECOT.
Sun, Jan 21st, 2018 10:20:44 am

School Choice in Ohio now at risk with the sudden closure of the online school ECOT.

A Statement from the Ohio Christian Alliance:

"On Thursday when the ODE (Ohio Department of Education) turned down the latest offer of restructured payments by ECOT school, they all but set in motion the immediate closure of the online institution ECOT schools. In doing so, they put in jeopardy the 12,000 students currently enrolled in the school. The magnitude of this decision is equivalent to a major Ohio school district being forced to close in the middle of the school year. State superintendent Paolo DeMaria and his administration had no contingency plan for these students. Parents and students are now scrambling to find other schools to enter, including the 2,287 seniors. This crisis could have been averted by the ODE and the Kasich administration. Their failure to provide a workable solution that would have at least finished the school year for ECOT and its students, is in our opinion gross incompetence and negligent. We would hope that this decision was not made for political purposes. That would be unconscionable as it is affecting so many school children who depend on this online Ohio school for their continuing education. We would hope that the legislature would act quickly to remedy this situation."

We agree with the following Statement by State Representative Andrew Brenner Chairman, Ohio House Education & Career Readiness Committee.
"This could have been avoided had the department of education set up a payment plan that would have allowed the students to finish the school year at ECOT. I warned the Department of this months ago, so their lack of consideration makes me concerned about the long-term ramifications of School choice in Ohio. Since ECOT is now closing the Ohio Department of Education has the responsibility to make sure all 12,000 kids are quickly and properly placed into alternative situations."

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Addressing the Moral Crisis at the Ohio Statehouse – A Statement from the Ohio Christian Alliance
Tue, Nov 28th, 2017 10:29:32 am

Addressing the Moral Crisis at the Ohio Statehouse – A Statement from the Ohio
Christian Alliance November 28th 2017

A moral crisis has emerged at the Ohio Statehouse in recent weeks and requires the
attention of people of goodwill to address it. The serious nature of the moral failures of
some people who serve the public trust in their capacity as public servants has cast a dark
shadow over The People's House. That is why we the undersigned urge a call to action.
Here is what is known, according to recent media reports, and it is disturbing. Senator
Cliff Hite of the 1st Ohio Senate District recently resigned because of his inappropriate
contact with female staffers at the Ohio Statehouse. His seat is now vacant. It was then
reported by the House leadership that Rep. Mike Henne had been ordered to undergo
sensitivity training 2-1/2 years ago due to inappropriate remarks. The House has stated
they will release the documents in relation to the incident, but have not yet done so. Then
came the news of Ohio Senate Democratic chief of staff Michael Premo's sudden
resignation, about which no details were provided by Democratic Senate leadership.
Senate President Larry Obhof has requested to speak to the woman who filed the
complaint against Premo. - Click here for the full statement

Government Accountability and Oversight Committee Passes HCR 10
Mon, Nov 6th, 2017 11:00:53 am

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        November 1, 2017

Government Accountability and Oversight Committee Passes HCR 10

Today, members of the Ohio Legislature took a positive step forward, pushing back against anti-Semitism by passing out of committee HCR 10, the resolution to condemn the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel and to condemn increasing incidents of anti-Semitism on Ohio college campuses.

OCA President Chris Long stated, "The Ohio Christian Alliance is pleased to lend its support to this resolution that Representatives Andy Thompson and David Greenspan, along with 25 other co-sponsors, have signed on to.

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