Volume 5 | May 24, 2019
Released: Friday, May 24, 2019
ONE Voice for Liberties Conference will be September 26-27, 2019!
[Future conference dates: Sept. 24-25, 2020; Sept. 23-24, 2021; Sept. 29-30, 2022]
Mark your calendar for June 11! Primaries for the Virginia House of Delegates and the Senate are coming. Since only certain seats are contested, confirm if your house or senate district has a primary. (Several local races around the state are also on the ballot.)
With traditionally low turnout during primaries, your vote matters more in each of these contested races. VAIB recommends finding out where your candidates stand on the issues you care about before you vote—such as abortion, educational choice, and protecting religious liberties. Make your voice heard as an informed voter on June 11!
Registration is now open for the ONE Voice for Liberties Conference on September 26-27 at Landmark Baptist Church, Richmond. You can register here for this FREE conference and tour of the State Capitol. Transportation to and from the Capitol will be provided at no charge. You will only be responsible for your lunch when we arrive, and there are discounted rates for nearby lodging.
I hope you will join us for this valuable opportunity to learn, fellowship, and refresh. When you encourage other pastors to attend, remind them the conference is FREE!
Recently I sent you several CapitolAlerts regarding H.R. 5, The “so-called” Equality Act. If this federal legislation becomes law, it will mean the opposite of equality.
Sadly, this bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives with seven votes FOR the bill from Virginia: Elaine Luria (D), 2nd District; Robert “Bobby” Scott (D), 3rd District; Donald McEachin (D), 4th District; Abigail Spanberger (D), 7th District; Donald Beyer (D), 8th District; Jennifer Wexton (D), 10th District; and Gerald Connolly (D), 11th District.
Please THANK the following U.S. Representatives from Virginia for VOTING AGAINST H.R. 5: Robert Wittman (R), 1st District; Denver Riggleman (R), 5th District; Ben Cline (R), 6th District; and Morgan Griffith (R), 9th District.
Our fight against H.R. 5 is far from over, even if the bill fails in the 116 Congress. Supporters have made it clear they’re committed to these issues, and H.R. 5 is now in the U.S. Senate. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R), KY, clearly opposes the legislation and will do all he can to stop it in the Senate.
You and I should be disappointed that both U.S. senators from Virginia, Tim Kaine (D) and Mark Warner (D), both have pledged their support to the deeply unconstitutional, unjust, and anti-faith ideas in H.R. 5. I will keep you updated if it moves in the Senate. One last line of defense: even if it passes the Senate, I firmly believe President Donald Trump would veto the bill. Please pray it doesn’t get that far!
Thank you for your prayers and involvement on these issues that affect you and your loved ones!
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