Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Congress Considering Dangerous Bill

Dear readers,

Don't allow Congress to get away with legislation intent on silencing Christians! Below, is a copy of an email I received today from Jay Sekulow of the ACLJ (American Center for Law and Justice), which is a Christian law organization designed to counter the despicable actions of the ACLU as well as any and all organizations which are viciously anti-Christian.

Please take a moment to click on the link and sign the petition! Thank you!



Dear Christine,

This week there is critical lobbying legislation looming over Congress.

In my years of experience, this legislation has to be one of the greatest threats to freedom of speech that Congress has ever considered.

The ramifications of this legislation are staggering! So in protest, I have launched a nationwide petition campaign via email, radio, television, and the Internet, pressing the House of Representatives to reject this stifling lobbying legislation.

Today, I strongly urge you to SPEAK OUT AGAINST H.R. 2093 BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE by signing right now our online Petition of Protest to your Representative in the House.

This legislation, in essence, attempts to override the United States Constitution.

What we're dealing with here is the work of politicians who want to control, limit, and silence Christians and conservative groups.

We MUST fight back, and quickly.

This legislation ... currently being considered in the House of Representatives ... could not be in greater opposition to what our Founding Fathers intended when they wrote the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

House Resolution 2093 would drastically affect churches that speak out on issues like partial-birth abortion, same-sex marriage, conservative judicial nominees, and military chaplains' right to pray. It would also impact Christian groups using TV, radio, or the Internet to mobilize citizens around an issue.

Under the bill, pastors, church leaders, advocacy organizations and even individuals could be compelled to register as lobbyists. Failure to comply with this bill could result in fines in excess of $50,000.

Furthermore, if this bill passes the House, it will wind up in a conference committee, possibly becoming the law of the land before you even have a chance to raise your voice in protest.

Act TODAY! Add your name to our online Petition of Protest, and take advantage of our website's forward-to-friend tool to encourage your friends to join our nationwide campaign as well.

This legislation is one of the most significant violations of the free exercise of religion and freedom of political speech in our nation's history. Here is what I am doing to mount our counter-offense:

*I have launched a nationwide petition campaign urging the House of Representatives to reject this legislation.

*I have assembled a legal and legislative team; we have already produced a legal analysis (posted at www.aclj.org) that details the dangers of the bill, and we are distributing significant legal memorandums throughout Congress.

*I am personally leading three senior attorneys and our entire Government Affairs team - working with Congress.

*And we are preparing a complaint to file in federal court if necessary.

We anticipate that the Floor debate will take place in the House this week, with a vote possibly as early as Friday.

Don't wait on this. Immediately sign the online Petition of Protest and make YOUR VOICE HEARD ON THIS CRITICAL MATTER.

Thank you for participating personally in the fight to preserve our freedom of speech. Please continue to support this effort in prayer in these crucial days ahead.

Copyright 2007, ACLJ

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