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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Protect Free Speech!

For years now Christians have been taken in by a variety of “petition drives” asking us to sign petitions to stop people like atheist Madalyn Murray O’Hair (who’s been missing and presumed dead/murdered for years BTW). Most of these deal with non-existent legislation and it only serves to embarrass the Church when we pass things like this along.

This is different. This is real.

According to an email alert sent out from Focus on the Family,
the Democratic leadership in the House has stalled a key bill -- the Broadcaster Freedom Act (H.R. 2905). This bill would ban the so-called Fairness Doctrine, which would allow the federal government to dictate the content of talk radio. Unless pro-family citizens demand immediate action in Congress, the bill will die and conservative free speech on the air will remain threatened.

The Broadcaster Freedom Act will die in committee unless we can rally a majority of members of Congress to sign a “discharge petition” that would move the bill to a floor vote in spite of the Democrats. Thus far, 195 members of Congress have signed the discharge petition but we must have 23 more signatures or the bill dies. It's important to note that if the Act comes to a vote, it will likely pass.
The Focus on the Family folks are asking us to sign a petition to encourage legislators to sign the “discharge petition.” I know it sounds confusing. But go here to read more about it and sign this petition.

In case you haven’t realized it, the anti-Christian lobby in this nation is growing each and every day. And if Christian people don’t stand up against it, we will have no one but ourselves to blame when we lose the freedoms we take for granted.

I’m not usually an alarmist, but it’s time to take action. Please go Focus on the Family and sign this petition.

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