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Ohio Christian Alliance, PO Box 3076, Akron OH 44309 (330) 887-1922
Ohio Presidential Primary is March 15
We need your calls to the Government Accountability and Oversight Committee, opposing SB 63, the online voter registration bill. At a minimum, we want the committee to delay its implementation until after the 2016 Presidential Election. More safeguards need to be in place before online registration is considered in Ohio. Click here for a list of the committee members to call.
OHIO IS A WINNER TAKE ALL STATE WITH 66 DELEGATES. The Primary is Tuesday, March 15th. We urge those of you that have the opportunity to work the polls to do so on Election Day. Contact your local Board of Elections to learn more. Click here for a list of county BOE's.
The Ohio Christian Alliance Committee has mailed surveys to over 368 candidates running for Ohio House, Ohio Senate, and Congressional offices. The Ohio Christian Alliance will produce a Primary Election Voter Guide that will be available on the OCA website.
Date State Delegates
Saturday, February 20 Nevada caucus (D) 43 Saturday, February 20 South Carolina (R) 50
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Ohio Pastor Protection Act, HB 286, receives proponent testimony hearing in Ohio House Community and Family Advancement Committee.
HB 286, Ohio Pastor Protection Act, sponsored by State Rep Nino Vitale and co-sponsored by Rep Bill Patmon and 23 other co-sponsors, receives hearing today at the Ohio Statehouse. OCA President Chris Long will present testimony in support of the bill. click here for testimony
"With these new threats to religious liberty, the time has now come to enact statute legislation in Ohio to address these new challenges and underscore the Constitutional rights of religious freedom and the practice thereof. No individual should be coerced against their religious conscience. No religious society should be forced by the State or a municipality to violate their sincerely held religious beliefs. It is for that reason that we urge the passage of the Ohio Pastor Protection Act, HB 286."
Matt Lynch, candidate for the 14th Congressional District, joins OCA President Chris Long in studio for on-air candidate forum. We will provide several candidate forums between now and the March 15th Primary featuring key races in the State of Ohio. OCA does not endorse or support any political party or candidate and provides this information for educational purposes only. Both Mr. Lynch and Mr. Joyce were invited to the forum; Mr. Joyce's campaign did not respond to the OCA invitatiion. Click here to hear the broadcast.
Roundtable discussion on the War on Coal with Bob Murray, President and CEO of Murray Energy, Jim Martin of the 60 Plus Foundation, and Congressman Bill Johnson of Ohio's 6th District.
In this program, we discuss the Obama EPA regulations and the devastating impact it is having on the coal industry across the nation, and the impact it will have on rising utility costs for seniors and families on fixed incomes. Mr. Murray is fighting a courageous battle in the courts to save good paying coal jobs and fighting for coal, a cheap, reliable source of energy that has provided reliable electricity for Ohio in its homes and businesses over the years. All of that is being threatened by the reckless Obama Administration's intent on eliminating the coal industry. Congressman Bill Johnson gives an update on what Congress intends to do to stop the assault by the Obama Administration. Here's what you can do to help. Forward this program link on to your friends and family.
Protect Ohio's Vote Constitutional Amendment for Voter Photo ID Requirement
Constitutional Amendment to Adopt Voter Photo ID Requirement for Ohio launched today at the Ohio Liberty Coalition meeting in Marysville, Ohio.
Protect Ohio's Vote PAC Committee today announced and began circulating petitions to adopt voter photo ID requirement for Ohio. Chris Long made the following statement, " Voter fraud is a growing problem in Ohio. After a 15 month citizens'-led audit of BOE's across the State of Ohio that discovered numerous irregularities, suspicious activity, inaccuracies in reporting, and outright voter fraud, the citizens committee highly recommended voter photo ID requirement as an initiative to combat the growing voter fraud problem in the battle ground State of Ohio." FRUSTRATED with the inability of the Ohio Legislature over the past two sessions to pass legislation that would require voter photo ID requirement for Ohio that polls at 70% favorability in Ohio and nationally, this citiizens-led initiative has launced today to place the measure on the balllot sometime in 2016.
Petitions are available upon request. Please phone 330-887-1922 and we will mail you out a petition.
Kim Davis was jailed by a federal judge's order for not issuing marriage licenses. Her office, by her directive, had ceased to issue any marriage license since the SCOTUS decision. The federal courts ordered Mrs. Davis's office to issue homosexual marriage licenses. When she refused on religious grounds, federal Justice David Bunning had her arrested and held without bond. OCA President Chris Long made the following statement, "We stand with Mrs. Davis as she has invoked her religious constitutional rights. To be arrested and held without bond is beyond ridiculous." Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel, who is representing Kim Davis, made the following statement, "If this country has come to this point where a judge jails someone like Kim Davis for their religious convictions – then we have lost our religious liberty," and called the ruling "outrageous."
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. More events to come..... Click here for event photos.
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.