Friday 5
February 26, 2021

Barry Sheets
Legislative Consultant

 

Amidst the turmoil and tumult of the societal upheaval we are

witnessing, we must remain steadfast in our hope in God. 

Hebrews 13: 20-12 should be always on our thoughts: 

“May the God of Peace, Who brought again from the dead our

Lord Jesus - the Great Shepherd of the sheep - through the blood

of the everlasting Covenant, make you perfect in all good works;

to do His will, working in you that which is pleasant in His sight

through Jesus Christ, to Whom be praise forever and ever. Amen.” 

Persevero!

NEWS AND VIEWS
1. The U.S. House of Representatives, on a vote of 224-206, passed the most sweeping anti-life, anti-family legislation seen in this generation. The so-called “Equality Act” (H.R. 5) will force acceptance of the sexual anarchy movement in our churches, our schools, and will also be used to force abortion on demand across the country. A provision against “sex discrimination” includes “pregnancy status”, so if a physician refuses to perform an abortion, even a late-trimester abortion, they can be penalized under this legislation for “sex discrimination”. The U.S. Senate can block this measure by not giving any Republican votes to override a filibuster (cloture rule), which takes 60. Call your Senators, Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown ASAP telling them to reject this “Inequality Act”.

2. One of the ways H.R. 5 may have a deeply negative impact is on your children and their friends. The LGBT movement has been busy recruiting and convincing impressionable youth to join the sexual anarchy movement, especially in the schools with so-called “comprehensive” sex-ed and celebrations of perversity. One in every six, 16% percent, of the “Generation Z” group (born between 1997-2002), according to the most recent Gallup poll, now believe themselves to be LGBT. Nearly three-fourths of those identifying as LGBT do so on the basis of “bisexuality”. Not a surprise really. Scripture is clear on this; Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge: because you have refused knowledge, I will also refuse you, that you will be no priest to me: and seeing you have forgotten the Law of your God, I will also forget your children.”

3. The Biden administration keeps pushing the sexual anarchy and abortion on demand movement forward through personnel submitted for nomination to his Cabinet. The nominee for the director of the Department of Health and Human Services, pro-abortion California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, refused to answer questions on his views on abortion during his Senate confirmation hearing this week. Nominee Dr. “Rachel” Levine, the transgender former Pennsylvania Health Director, was questioned at length by Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky regarding “her” support for gender reassignment surgery for minors. Levine refused to answer, and Democrats attacked Senator Paul for his questions. Personnel reflect policy, and the Biden administration is signaling their intent to have family-destroying policies.

4. While the Biden administration is on a pro-death power trip, some states are re-learning the principle of interposition against a tyrannical magistrate’s dictates. While the push is on for the “Equality Act”, some states are pushing back. Arkansas has followed Ohio’s lead (see House Bill 61) and plans to introduce legislation to protect girls’ sports from biological males using “transgender” as an excuse to unfairly compete and keep girls from succeeding in sports. The Governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, has announced plans to introduce the Faith Protection Act, in response to Covid lock downs affecting churches. This legislation may be a push-back against the evisceration of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) that is part of the “Equality Act (H.R. 5)” legislation. This is how state elected officials can interpose, or “stand between”, the radical sexual anarchy movement supercharged by the Biden administration and the people who will be affected by these federal dictates.

5. In Ohio, the General Assembly is pushing back against Covid lock down mandates as well. Substitute House Bill 90, introduced by Representatives Scott Wiggam of Wooster and Jay Edwards of Nelsonville, would interpose the Assembly in a role of having to approve any extensions of health emergency orders issued by the Executive branch or local governments, and gives the Legislature the ability to rescind or extend health orders on a concurrent resolution passage. The bill is likely to be voted from the State and Local Government Committee (chaired by Rep. Wiggam) soon. Please consider contacting Speaker Bob Cupp and request Substitute House Bill 90 be brought to the House floor ASAP.

Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati is a proud member organization of the
Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio.