The following opinion piece was posted in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on December 21, 2014
The war on Christmas is underway once again this year as the American Atheists have launched a multi-city billboard campaign attacking Christmas and religious faith. Atheist legal groups such as the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the ACLU, and People for the American Way believe it is open season to attack public expression of faith with their relentless lawsuits and letter campaigns of intimidation to city officials, school districts and public institutions. Continuing the tradition of their predecessors in earlier decades starting in the '60's, they won't rest until every expression of religious content is wiped from the public square, whether it's a football team that prays before the game, a city council that seeks divine guidance, or a Ten Commandments marker on public property. Even peaceful nativity scenes are targeted. Their motivation? It is not tolerance, but intolerance of those who hold a religious belief that is contrary to their atheist views. CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE!
The Ohio Christian Alliance supports State Representative Matt Lynch (76th District) and those members of the Ohio General Assembly who are introducing the Heartbeat Bill Amendment. In the final days of the lame duck session of the 130th General Assembly, an effort is underway to advance the Heartbeat Bill legislation, endorsed by numerous pro-life organizations throughout Ohio. The Ohio Christian Alliance supports the Heartbeat Bill to protect the unborn through legislation. We commend Rep. Lynch and those co-sponsors who are supporting this effort. We urge the General Assembly to pass the amendment during this General Assembly before the close of legislative business.
The WW2 Memorial Prayer Act passed the U.S. Senate and U.S House in June and was signed into law by the President on June 30th 2014. It is now being planned for its placement at the WW2 Memorial in Washingtom D.C. Private funds will be collected through donations for its construction and placement. Stay tuned for more details to come....... CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO UPDATE
Fall Freedom Banquet 2014
Fri, Oct 17th, 2014 11:17:09 pm
Bill Federer was awarded the 2014 OCA Freedom Award.
Fall Freedom Banquet 2014 - Thanks to State Auditor Dave Yost, Congressman Bill Johnson, emcee Bob Burney, and William Federer of The American Minute, and all of our volunteers for making the evening a great success. Make your plans to join us for coming events in 2015...
Ohio Christian Alliance Voter Guide is Here! Click on the the voter guide below for a user friendly print format or print the PDF of PAGE 1 and PAGE 2. The OCA Voter Guide covers the statewide races, Ohio Congressional and Ohio House and Senate races. Tell a friend.
Tens of thousands of Iraqi Christians have been displaced from their homes, fleeing the Islamic State caliphate which demands facing paying heavy fines, renouncing of faith in Christ, or execution.
These Christians, whose ancestors have inhabited Northern Iraq since the first century A.D., were forced to leave with only the clothes on their backs. Their possessions, money, vehicles and personal identification papers were taken from them.
Now, many are facing the onset of cold weather in Northern Iraq without shelter or warm clothing.
COLLECTION CENTERS- MANY THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING CHURCHES FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE COAT DRIVE! 2,000 coats were collected in 10 days from Ohio.
WHK Radio Station, 4 Summit Park Drive, Independence OH 44131
Medina First Baptist Church, 3646 Medina Road, Medina OH
Canton Baptist Temple, 515 Whipple Ave. NW, Canton OH
High Street Baptist Church, 7399 North High Street, Columbus OH
Cornerstone Chapel Medina - The Sanctuary, Cuyahoga Falls - Doers of the Word
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.