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breaking news ALERT! Circulators of Referendum Needed in the City of Medina Saturday, July 27   Referendum Petition
Fri, Jul 19th, 2019 11:26:38 am

ALERT! Circulators of Referendum Needed in the City of Medina Saturday, July 27   Referendum Petition

Concerned Citizens for Medina City

 If you can help to circulate the petition in Medina on Saturday and Sunday, July 27 & 28 click here and provide your information and our staff will contact you. Also, phone 330-887-1922 or contact Joann Campbell at joann.campbell@yahoo.com  

This referendum will place newly enacted ordinance 112-19 on the fall ballot for the City of Medina.  The ordinance was passed quickly by Medina City Council on July 8th without adequate opportunity for public comment. The language prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression is ambiguous and ill-defined.  This referendum will allow for the people of City of Medina to decide on the approval or rejection of the ordinance.

 Areas of concern that the citizens have expressed:  The public accommodations provision in the City ordinance that passed Council on Monday, July 8 would result in the following negative impacts for the City of Medina and its residents.  The ordinance states – “TO PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATORY CONDUCT ON THE BASIS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION-“

 

Areas of Concern

·        This LGBTQ special rights ordinance provides for a public accommodation section on page 6 of the ordinance. It allows for persons of any “gender identity or expression” to be allowed in any public restroom of the opposite sex.

·         Medina City Schools also have to allow those students that perceive themselves to be transgender to enter restrooms, locker rooms, and showers of the opposite sex.

            ·        Students may be able to choose to compete in sports as a gender opposite of their birth gender. 

·        The City of Medina would face making costly investigations into citizen claims of discrimination based on gender identity and expression which are difficult to prove. 

Business owners will be faced with the decision to make brick and mortar changes to accommodate a third restroom or face fines.

These concerns were addressed before the City Council by local residents who opposed the ordinance. The Council ignored those concerns and passed the ordinance by a 5-2 margin. That is why we are circulating a referendum to put the issue on the ballot for the citizens to decide. 


   *****ACTion Alert*****   LGBTQ laws clear Medina Council committees
Mon, Jul 8th, 2019 9:48:23 am

     *****ACTion Alert*****   LGBTQ laws clear Medina Council committees

Click here to read the letter from the Ohio Christian Alliance to the City of Medina Council members

Under the guise of inclusiveness, Ordinance 717 would strip business/property owners of their constitutional right to individual liberty with regard to hiring and firing practices, and control over their private accommodations.

In addition, it would require all public schools and facilities to allow biological males (who identify with the opposite sex) access to women's only designated areas, and sports teams. The reverse is also true.

Variations of this legislation have resulted in lawsuits pending throughout the United States. This well-meaning, but harmful ordinance is slated for final approval this Monday, July 8th, 6:30 PM, in Medina's City Hall, 132 North Elmwood Avenue (1 block north and west of Medina's Historic Square).

 

If you work, live or dine in the City of Medina, please consider attending to make your voice heard on this important matter.

 

Protecting women and children is a concern of the Ohio Christian Alliance. 

We feel this legislation is unnecessary and will put women and children at risk. Your calls and emails are needed. The vote is scheduled for Monday night July 8.  Contact these City of Medina council members:

 President John Coyne 

330-723-9998, office: 330-849-6677, cell: 330-730-1763 email: jcoyne@medinaoh.org or jcoyne@ralaw.com 1165 Ty Drive

 

Ward 1 Bob Starcher

234-755-2341,emai:rstarcher@medinaoh.org, 887 Bunker Hill Road

 

Ward 2 Dennie Simpson

330-725-3302, email: dsimpson@medinaoh.org, 951 Shorewood Dr.

 

Ward 3 Eric Heffinger

330-887-2388, email: eheffinger@medinaoh.org, 

 

Ward 4 Jim Shields

330-722-8402, email: jshields@medinaoh.org, 327 Cardinal Drive

 

Council- At-Large Paul Rose

330-723-3459, email: prose@medinaoh.org, 345 Lakeview Dr.

 

Council-At-Large Bill Lamb

330-725-6075, cell: 330-421-5829, email: blamb@medinaoh.org

 

Mayor Dennis Hanwell 330-722-9021, email: Mayor’s Office— scrow@medinaoh.org

D-Day Prayer Project National News
Sun, Jun 9th, 2019 7:10:57 pm

D-Day Prayer Project Temporary Prayer Plaque Placement Ceremony at the Circle of Remembrance June 6, 2019

Senator Rob Portman held a presentation at the Circle of Remembrance area of the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, June 6, as part of the D-Day 75th Anniversary observance. This presentation was to add the temporary prayer plaque of FDR's D-Day Prayer that he prayed with the nation on the morning of the D-Day Landings on June 6, 1944.  President Trump, as part of the anniversary observance, read the prayer to a crowd gathered in England with Queen Elizabeth and other dignitaries assembled. Once again, FDR's D-Day Prayer received national attention as radio and television stations across the country aired the audio or read the prayer.  

Here is the press coverage of OCA/CAA President Chris Long and members of the board participating in the Washington D.C. observance at the ceremony. Members of the OCA Board presented a check for $20,000 to the Friends of the WWII Memorial to help with the cost of paying for the construction and placement of the prayer at the WWII Memorial. $480,000 more is needed for the prayer's addition; $2-3 million is needed for the Circle of Remembrance upgrade and enhancement of with the prayer will be the center. 

CLICK HERE FOR THE COVERAGE BY PAUL STRAND OF THE 700 CLUB

CLICK HERE FOR THE COVERAGE BY THE WASHINGTON TIMES

CLICK HERE FOR THE COVERAGE BY THE CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER

This year's banquet featured the D-Day Prayer Project
Sat, May 11th, 2019 3:13:32 pm

This year’s banquet featured the D-Day Prayer Project- Final Phase for placement of the prayer at the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. 

OCA Spring Freedom Banquet Was a Great Event!

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A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM SENATOR ROB PORTMAN!

Launches National Campaign to Fund the D-Day Prayer Project.

A night to honor our veterans.   On hand to celebrate the evening were WWII veterans: Frank Ninni, a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge;  William Miller, a veteran of Normandy Utah Beach; Jack McClure; and Cemil Hamad who served in the 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Army Division with Audie Murphy. Other veterans: Marine Colonel (Ret) Danny Bubp (former State Rep.), Korean War veteran David Long, Lt Col. Air Force (Ret) Bill Johnson, keynote speaker. Also present: WWII re-enactment group Crew 1944.  Special thanks to Master of Ceremonies Bob Frantz of WHK Salem Radio Network, musical guest Mrs. Melanie Miller, and author/historian Bill Federer.  Helping to read the D-Day Prayer were Brock Bowman and Kristine Roegner. Thanks to our program sponsors and table sponsors who helped to make the evening a huge success. 

Breaking News! Ohio Heartbeat Bill Signed into Law by Governor DeWine
Thu, Apr 11th, 2019 3:57:13 pm

Breaking News! Ohio Heartbeat Bill Signed into Law by Governor DeWine

Today Governor Mike DeWine made good on his promise to Ohio voters by signing into law Ohio’s Heartbeat Bill S.B.23, known as The Human Rights and Heartbeat Protection Act, sponsored by State Senator Kristina Roegner of Ohio’s 27th district. Yesterday both the Ohio House and Senate passed the amended bill which is now one of the nation’s strongest abortion bans. The legislation restricts an abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected. The bill also has stricter penalties for physicians performing an abortion.

OCA President Chris Long stated, "This is a great step forward in the protection of human life. Ohio was one of the first states to introduce the Heartbeat Bill legislation back in 2011. Since that time, 21 other states have introduced or passed Heartbeat Bill-style legislation to protect unborn human life. The courts have already begun to review the law by the various states. It is just a matter of time before the Heartbeat Bill makes its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Elections have consequences. Here in Ohio, we have surveyed candidates for the past eight years on the question of whether they would prohibit abortion when there is a detectable heartbeat. In the 2018 Gubernatorial contest, Governor Mike DeWine answered the question in the affirmative. His opponent, Richard Cordray, did not support the Heartbeat Bill. Thankfully, Governor DeWine made good on his promise and signed the legislation into law today. Some revisions were adopted in the bill's language strengthening the legislation and giving it specific definition."

We want to express our thanks to the House and Senate members who voted in support of S.B. 23. We also want to thank Dr. Kathi Aultman of the Lozier Institute and Attorney Josh Brown, who both testified in support of the legislation. There were more than 80 pro-life proponents that came in to give testimony in support of S.B. 23, Ohio's Heartbeat Bill sending a strong message that Ohio is a Pro-Life State.

 

Ohio Heartbeat Bill On Its Way To Becoming Law In Ohio
Thu, Apr 11th, 2019 12:00:15 am

Ohio Heartbeat Bill On Its Way To Becoming Law In Ohio

 

Apr 10th, 2019 NEWS IN FOCUS    CLICK HERE TO HEAR THE BROADCAST

Ohio Heartbeat Bill on its way to becoming law in Ohio

Part 1 - Dr. David Prentice of the Lozier Institute and OCA Attorney Josh Brown discuss SB 23, Ohio's Heartbeat Bill, now known as Human Rights and Heartbeat Protection Act. Live updates from the Ohio Statehouse. 

Part 2 - Pastors panel discussing Ohio's Heartbeat Bill and the challenges ahead for the pro-life community, as we must win over the hearts and minds of our fellow countrymen on the life issue.

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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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