Daily Archives: June 27, 2011

Host a Citizenship Sunday in your church! | Christian Coalition of America

Host a Citizenship Sunday in your church! | Christian Coalition of America.

Host a Citizenship Sunday in your church!

Is everyone in your church registered to vote?  Odds are, the answer is “no”.

We would like to invite you to join us in doing one of the most important things that we can do as Christian Americans – register other Christians to vote.

Statistics have shown that only about half of all self-identified Christians are actually registered, which means that they will have no voice in our government.  Simply put, if we are going to be able to have an impact on the issues we care about, this must change!

That’s what our Citizenship Sunday program is all about.

In honor of Independence Day we are Christians to participate and give everyone in your church an easy opportunity to register to vote – and have an impact for our shared values at the ballot box.

When you visit the Citizenship Sunday section of our website you will find:

  • Links to your state’s voter registration forms and information
  • Tips on how to conduct a voter registration drive in your church
  • Do’s and Don’ts for political activity in churches

The next election will come around soon enough, but now is the time for us to focus on identifying fellow Christian conservatives and make sure that they are registered to vote.

Remember, if Christians aren’t registered, they can’t vote.  And in a democracy, if you don’t vote, you don’t count.

So please join us and promote Citizenship Sunday in your church this Independence Day!

Conservatives Blast Straus for Killing TSA Groping Bill | WOAI LOCAL NEWS – News Radio 1200 WOAI San Antonio Texas

Conservatives Blast Straus for Killing TSA Groping Bill | WOAI LOCAL NEWS – News Radio 1200 WOAI San Antonio Texas.

 

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Conservatives Blast Straus for Killing TSA Groping Bill

say Speaker is going against the ‘will of the House’

Jim Forsyth

 
 
  State representative David Simpson (R-Longview) is accusing House Speaker Joe Straus (R-Alamo Heights) with using back door tactics to disparage and kill his bill that would have criminalized ‘enhanced pat downs’ at the airport, 1200 WOAI news reports.

 “I am gravely disappointed at the Speaker’s disregard for the will of the House and the swill of the people,” Simpson said.  “While innocent travelers, including several members of our own House of Representatives, are being violated by governor officials simply to be able to access public transportation, our Speaker is content to all attempts to stop this outrage ‘a mockery.’  The true mockery that is being made is of the people.”

  Straus on Friday said Simpson’s bill, which would make touching the breasts, anus, or genital areas of passengers a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by a year in jail, was an ‘embarrassment to the State of Texas’ and was ’unenforceable.’  Straus suggested that officials angry with airport security procedures should take up the issue with TSA brass in Washington and not with rank and file gate agents, and he suggested he would be willing to support a ‘resolution’ urging more ‘common sense’ security procedures, which would not have the force of law, or carry any punishments for those who decline to follow it.

  Straus said Simpson’s bill is a ‘publicity stunt.’

  “Apparently the Speaker thinks his wisdom above that of 111 coauthors and even the entirety of the House, which previously voted unanimously to pass this bill,” Simpson said.  “Given the duplicity of Straus’ position and the sudden break from his traditionally neutral stance on the Speaker’s dais, it appears that the Speaker is staging his own publicity stunt.”

  Straus’ stance on the TSA groping bill, which was wildly popular among Tea Party aligned lawmakers, is certain to widen the gulf between the moderate Speaker and the conservative wing of the Republican Party.  Straus beat back a challenge to his Speakership from conservative House members in January.

 Simpson asked why, if Straus thinks the TSA bill is so terrible, he allowed it to pass during the regular session.  The bill died in the Senate, after federal officials warned it could force them to groups all flights departing from Texas airports.

Read more: http://radio.woai.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=119078&article=8755934#ixzz1QSGjSqed