House of Representatives Votes to Protect Churches!
Earlier this week I sounded the alarm about the attack at the State House on churches.
The situation looked pretty hopeless until people around the state started emailing and calling their Representative!
The Problem-Amendment to Senate Bill 305!
An Amendment with no public testimony, was added to Senate Bill 305 which would have destroyed the freedom churches now have!
Here are just 3 things the Amendment would have done:
- FSSA will be given new power to close a church child care ministry without a court order!
- A new criminal penalty is created, whereby a pastor could be charged with a crime, go to jail and pay a fine if he doesn’t operate his church ministry the way the government tells him to!
- FSSA can force a church to pay a fine of up to $1,000 if the church does not operate the church ministry the way the government tells them to!
The People Got Involved!
Thousands of individuals contacted their Representatives on Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 9. The phone calls and emails worked!
Vote To Protect Churches on April 10!
On Wednesday, April 10 an amendment was offered to take out all of the language that would have harmed churches.
After a lengthy debate on the floor of the House of Representatives, the Representatives voted 68-27 to stop this attack on churches!
(Click Here) to see how your Representative voted!
Victory Because People Got Informed and Got Involved!
Thank you for responding to our email alert!
Thank you for contacting your State Representative on the dangerous amendment added to Senate Bill 305! Your phone calls and emails made a difference!
Special Thanks to WFRN Radio!
We are grateful for the assistance from WFRN Radio! WFRN Radio used a variety of means to contact individuals in their listening area about the dangers to churches from Senate Bill 305! Thank you for partnering with us!
The Battle Is Not Over!
The General Assembly will not adjourn until around April 29. There may be other attempts to harm churches. Advance America will continue to lead the effort at the State House to protect churches and we will sound the alarm if churches are attacked again!
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