ACTION ALERT! Ohio Senator Seeks to Criminalize Counseling

April 12th, 2016

On Wednesday, April 13th, the Senate Health, Human Services and Aging Committee plans to hold testimony on Senate Bill 74, a measure sponsored by Columbus-area Democrat Senator Charleta Tavares.

This bill has as its purpose to prohibit doctors, psychologists, licensed counselors, social workers or marriage and family therapists from “the practice of seeking to change a person’s sexual orientation, including efforts to change behaviors, gender identity, or gender expressions, or to reduce or eliminate sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward a person of the same gender.”  Violations of this proposed statute requires state licensing boards to impose one or more sanctions:  “suspend, revoke, or refuse to issue or renew the certificate, license, or registration” of the professional.

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Survey Identifies Immigration Standards Religious Conservatives Desire

March 4th, 2016

The Immigration issue is important to everyone. Thought you would want to see this survey from our friends at American Culture & Faith Institute (A Division of United in Purpose).

The survey also shows where the top three presidential candidates stand on immigration.

Blessings, Phil

Click here to see the survey.

No Hearings on Supreme Court Nomination

February 24th, 2016

Judiciary Committee Republicans to McConnell: No Hearings on Supreme Court Nomination

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans today sent a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicating that they will exercise their constitutional authority to withhold consent of a Supreme Court nomination and will not hold hearings on a Supreme Court nominee until the next President is sworn in.

The letter, signed by all Judiciary Committee Republicans, says, “Accordingly, given the particular circumstances under which this vacancy arises, we wish to inform you of our intention to exercise our constitutional authority to withhold consent on any nominee to the Supreme Court submitted by this President to fill Justice Scalia’s vacancy.  Because our decision is based on constitutional principle and born of a necessity to protect the will of the American people, this Committee will not hold hearings on any Supreme Court nominee until after our next President is sworn in on January 20, 2017.”

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Help us protect Pastors (HB286)

February 12th, 2016

Tuesday, February 9th saw over 30 pastors visit the Ohio Statehouse. They were not there to tour the building, watch a legislative session, or give an invocation at a session. These pastors, from all corners of the state, were there to defend their (and our) religious liberties, and the sanctity of marriage.

House Bill 286, sponsored by Rep. Nino Vitale and cosponsored by 25 members of the House of Representatives, would clarify Ohio’s statutes to recognize that pastors, ministries and religious institutions have the right to refuse to marry or to allow the utilization of their property for a marriage ceremony. The pastors stated the reasons why they are bound to “serve God rather than man” in a case where the state (or in this case the US Supreme Court) goes against the clear teachings of Scripture.

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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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