NATIONAL NEWS: EPIC BATTLE - STATES ARE STEPPING UP! 

Protect Religious Freedom

An encouraging news trend this month: States across the nation are stepping up in what is becoming an epic battle to protect religious liberty. A few examples:

SAVING MARRIAGE
Missouri legislators are working to qualify a state ballot measure to let citizens vote to “ban government discrimination against people of faith because of their beliefs about marriage,” reports Daily Signal.
http://dailysignal.com/2016/04/13/missouri-attempts-to-send-religious-liberty-bill-straight-to-the-people/

SAFEGUARDING LIFE
Mississippi and Louisiana move to ban dismemberment abortions, writes National Right to Life.
http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2016/04/mims-bill-to-ban-dismemberment-abortions-in-mississippi-goes-to-the-governor/
http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2016/04/louisiana-legislative-committee-to-address-unborn-child-protection/


PROTECTING CHILDREN
North Carolina OKs House Bill 2 to protect children’s privacy in public restroom and changing facilities.
http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2015E2/Bills/House/PDF/H2v4.pdf

As a result of these efforts, God-fearing leaders are facing threats by business and entertainment figures to move jobs out of their states and cancel popular music concerts. This is a flash-point for our nation on religious liberty and we have momentum. Time for action!

SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 41:11; Acts 4:29.
PRAY: Boldness and success in speaking God’s word.
ACTION: Send an email, call or write a postcard to your governor: “Dear Gov. (Name), I am counting on you to stand firm for religious liberty.” Sign the Faith & Freedom Coalition petition protesting actions by business and entertainment against religious freedom.
http://www.missouricompetes.org
http://www.ffcoalition.com/tell-these-ceos-stop-caving-gay-lobby