Greene County GOP Passes on Liberal Rob Portman

January 18th, 2016

Good news from Greene County, Ohio:  Conservatives on the Greene Co. Republican Central Committee showed U.S. Senator Rob Portman the door, so to speak.  Led by conservative activist and CCV Action supporter Marlene Johnson, on Thursday night the committee voted to endorse Don Eckhart instead of incumbent Rob Portman for U.S. Senate.

Portman disappointed Christian conservatives when he flip-flopped on same-sex “marriage” prior to the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision.  Portman came out in favor of homosexual “marriage” after getting elected on a conservative platform. As it turns out, voters do not like hypocrisy.

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CCV signs letter asking Senate to Defund Planned Parenthood

November 30th, 2015

Please click here to view a letter sent to Majority Leader, The Honorable Mitch McConnell and Majority Whip, The Honorable John Cornyn in the ongoing effort to defund Planned Parenthood.  Thank you to our partner, Family Research Council for putting this letter together. Blessings, Phil

Urgent: Read and then Take Action Today!

November 17th, 2015

Substitute House Bill 294 is being voted on today!   Please take action a.s.a.p!

Take time to directly contact the following officials and inform them that there needs to be quick action to completely remove taxpayer funding from abortion providers, including Medicaid reimbursements:

  • Governor John Kasich:  614-466-3555 (leave message, or ask to talk with Struble or Madrid)
  • Senate President Keith Faber, sponsor, SB 214:  614-466-7584
  • House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger:  614-466-3506
  • Rep. Tim Derickson, chairman, House Community/Family Advancement Committee:  614-644-5094
  • Rep. Margy Conditt, sponsor, HB 294:  614-466-8550
  • Rep. Bill Patmon, sponsor, HB 294: 614-466-7954

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Signature Needed – De-Funding Planned Parenthood

November 2nd, 2015

The Center for Medical Progress has documented the illegal activities of Planned Parenthood who are selling the body parts of aborted children to research companies for profit.  The videos can be viewed here

The callous and disrespectful way that the Planned Parenthood executives discuss the methods they use to obtain the most number of sellable “human tissue” body parts is worse than recorded discussion during the Nazi Nuremberg trials.

A hundred organizations around Ohio have written a letter to Governor Kasich to remove all taxpayer funding from Planned Parenthood as well as all medical facilities who perform abortions. If you haven’t done so already, please add your name to the letter, noting your zip code.   Also, please share with your network of friends and family.

Let the church rise to a day of awakening – lift up your voice like a trumpet….sound the alarm.  Stand up. Speak up.  Do not give up!

Congressman Chabot’s Comments from Planned Parenthood Hearing

October 12th, 2015

The House of Representatives’ investigation into the sale of fetal body parts and the abortion practices of Planned Parenthood continued on Thursday.  The House Judiciary Committee held its second hearing on the issue, entitled “Planned Parenthood Exposed: Examining Abortion Procedures and Medical Ethics at the Nation’s Largest Abortion Provider.”

During the hearing, Congressman Chabot had an opportunity to comment on the investigation and question a few of the witnesses.

Click here to watch Congressman Chabot’s comments from the hearing.

Battle for Boehner’s spot a hot topic

September 29th, 2015

An emotional Boehner said last week that he woke up Friday morning and decided to announce his resignation from Congress because he believed prolonged turmoil over his leadership would do irreparable harm to the House. As for his successor, Boehner stated that California Congressman Kevin McCarthy would “make an excellent speaker.”

But Phil Burress, chairman of Citizens for Community Values, believes Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan, who chairs the new House Freedom Caucus, would be a good pick.

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Law of the Land?

September 11th, 2015

In the current situation with Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, many claim that she is not “following the law” by acting to nullify by non-compliance the recent United States Supreme Court decision “legalizing” same-sex marriage in America.

It is indeed a fact that America is a country based upon the “rule of law”, with a Constitution and a codified body of statutes, both at federal and state governmental levels. It is NOT a fact that the Obergefell v. Hodges decision is “the law”. It is only the opinion of 5 of 9 members of the Court, whose opinion should only reach as far as to the parties in the case. As a matter of fact, neither at the federal or the state level has statute been changed or enacted to codify this opinion of 5 of 9 justices of the Court.

The United States Constitution, in Article 6, specifies what the “supreme law of the land” is supposed to be in our rule-of-law nation. It states: “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land…” Nowhere in the Constitution are Supreme Court decisions considered the “supreme law of the land”.

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Pro-Life Ohio Groups Call for Full Defunding of Planned Parenthood

August 26th, 2015


(Columbus)—The leadership of a coalition of Ohio-based pro-life organizations today delivered this letter to Governor John Kasich calling on him to take executive action to direct state agencies to cease all taxpayer funding, either state or federal, from being distributed to abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood and its affiliates.

This request from the nearly two dozen pro-life groups which signed the letter comes after the revelation of significantly disturbing and potentially criminal activity by abortion providers as documented in a series of videos released by the center for Medical Progress’ “Human Capital” investigative journalism project.

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August 13th, 2015

Yesterday I emailed you stating that Governor Kasich is hiding behind five black robes. Some have not taken the time to read the dissenting options of Chief Justice Roberts, Justice Scalia, Justice Thomas and Justice Alito. The Governor has decided to hide behind the black robes of judges like Justice Kagan, Justice Sotomayor, Justice Kennedy, Justice Ginsburg and Justice Breyer. All five of the ruling majority is now for legislating from the bench, ignoring the Constitution and rule of law. I wonder what Governor Kasich would have said if he had been around when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Dred Scott? Would he have said as he did in the debate “…the court has spoken & that’s it.  I think to drag this on any longer doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.” Where are the Statesmen who will stand up and hold the U.S. Supreme Court accountable when their decisions are based on personal opinions, not the Constitution?

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Our take on the GOP Presidential debate

August 10th, 2015

The Republican National Committee invited 100 religious, pro-life and pro-family leaders from across the country to attend the Presidential Debate last Thursday in Cleveland, Ohio. My wife Vickie and I attended the event with Pastor J.C. Church and Tim Throckmorton both CCV Board members. John & Diane Stover of  Northeast Ohio Values Voters also attended the event. I asked each of them to share their opinions of the debate. please click “more…” below to read our opinions of the debate. Blessings, Phil