Christian Action League
June 2, 2015
Our nation’s Declaration of Independence declares:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…”
Life and religious liberty are among our first unalienable rights. You would think such rights would be safe in the land of the free, but they are constantly assaulted.
Abortion destroys innocent life. Same-sex marriage threatens our First Amendment religious liberties. It’s a reproach to our nation that these practices exist. God will hold us accountable. Therefore, we must, without fainting, relentlessly work to turn our nation from these evils, or as much as possible modify their negative impact.
Your help is needed now concerning two bills – one about life – the other about religious liberty.
Tomorrow, the NC House will take up HB 465: Women and Children’s Protection Act of 2015. Among a number of provisions meant to protect women and children, the bill’s key provisions require strict annual inspections of abortion clinics and extend the waiting period for a woman seeking an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours.
This bill’s passage is critical in support of the cause of life.
Second, the Governor recently vetoed SB 2 – Magistrates Recusal for Civil Ceremonies. The bill establishes procedures for magistrates and register of deeds to recuse themselves from the performance of same-sex marriages, based upon a sincerely held religious belief. The recusal would include the performance of any marriages for a minimum of six months and would continue until the recusal was rescinded in writing. Officials recusing themselves would not be subject, as they are currently, to disciplinary actions or prosecutions for refusing to participate in gay nuptials.
Monday night of this week, the Senate overrode the Governor’s veto, but the House is more of a challenge. The margin of votes is much closer in the House chamber.
Although SB 2 is listed on the House calendar for consideration tomorrow, the bill may or may not be taken up; depending upon whether there is certainty that enough votes have been garnered for the override.
This is why it is critical that you contact your NC Representative right away.
Take Christian Action:
Please contact your Representative in the NC House and urge him/her to vote in the following manner:
“YES” on HB 465 – Women and Children’s Protection Act
“YES” to override the Governor’s veto of SB 2 – Magistrates Recusal for Civil Ceremonies
If you don’t know who your state Representative is, go to WRAL’s Find Your Lawmakers and type in your home address.
Life and liberty are now in your hands. What will you do to defend them?