Virginia VOICE March 2016
Released: Sunday, April 03, 2016
SAVE THE DATE!
General Assembly Notes
- HB516 (Steven Landes) requires public schools to inform parents of sexually explicit material in reading assignments or teaching materials and to allow parents to request optional material for their child.
- HB1090 (Ben Cline) which prevents state funds from going to entities which perform abortions.
- HB19 (Chris Head) which clarifies that ministers are not officers of the Commonwealth when performing weddings.
- SB41 (Bill Carrico) which clarifies that pastors and those who work in religious ministries cannot be discriminated against by the state for holding particular religious views. There is a concern that the government could withhold tax exemptions or job contracts for those holding to traditional marriage and other views.
The Value of VAIB
Help the Virginia Assembly of Independent Baptists!
If your church supports VAIB, THANK YOU! If not, consider sending a “once-a-year” offering which will make you a supporting church. And encourage other pastors to get involved as well! And again, Thank you!
ONE Voice for Liberties Conference September 15-16, 2016: Registration now open!
On that note, I pray you had a blessed Easter. Truly, our work pales compared to the completed work of Christ on the Cross and His resurrection on Easter.
Ask your delegate to VOTE NO to SJ5 & SB557
SJ5 and SB557 are companion bills designed to redefine marriage in the Virginia Constitution. VAIB stands with the biblical definition of marriage as being...
Ask your State Senator to vote NO for SJ5 and SB557!
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