By Jim Kouri
"I shudder to think how millions of California children will be led astray, how marriage will be destroyed, and how immorality will step on the neck of morality if Arnold Schwarzenegger signs five anti-family bills into law. The ‘Terminator’ has less than two weeks to sign or veto very bad bills!" said Randy Thomasson, president of Campaign for Children and Families.
Thomasson is disappointed with California’s Christian pastors and elders. In the last five days, many individuals and several businesses have responded to CCF’s action alert. However, to date, only one church has faxed in veto letters to the liberal Schwarzenegger’s office in Sacramento.
"This is not right, since the majority of pastors in California oppose sexual indoctrination of schoolchildren (SB 777 and AB 394), oppose demeaning marriage (AB 43 and AB 102), and oppose forcing the homosexual-bisexual-transsexual agenda on businesses, organizations, and churches (AB 14)," said Thomasson.
"Distracted drivers cause car accidents; distracted pastors may accidentally assist anti-family bills to be signed into law. The Governor will notice our loud voice or our relative silence. The choice is [ours]," he added.
California’s leading pro-family organizations are urging Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to veto five bills they believe will harm children, marriage, and religious freedom that are on his desk. And the Governor is taking notice — he’s listed the five bills as among a dozen pieces of legislation upon which telephone callers to his State Capitol office can "vote."
Campaign for Children and Families (CCF), Capitol Resource Institute, California Family Council, and Traditional Values Coalition are all urging vetoes of two school sexual indoctrination bills (SB 777 and AB 394), two marriage-demeaning bills (AB 102 and AB 43), and a bill that forces homosexuality, bisexuality, and transsexuality upon businesses, churches, and nonprofit member organizations such as the Boy Scouts (AB 14).
CCF is also calling upon the Governor to veto increased government funding of abortions, abortion referrals, and condom and birth control pills for teenagers without parental permission (SB 94).
Thomasson and the membership of Campaign for Children and Families are urging Californians to call, fax, and email the Governor to urge him to use his veto pen on behalf of the overwhelming number of pro-family voters that supported his reelection.
Sample veto letters for voters to format and fax are posted at www.savecalifornia.com.
"Young children will be led astray, the definition of marriage will be irreparably harmed, and cherished freedom of conscience will be trampled if Arnold Schwarzenegger signs these bad bills into law," said Randy Thomasson.
"We’re urging the Governor to be consistent and veto the school indoctrination bills like he did last year. He needs to do the right thing, not the wrong thing. Governor, please save children from sexual indoctrination, protect marriage from being counterfeited, and safeguard religious conscience against the intolerant onslaught of sexual activists," Thomasson stated.
Anti-family bills on Governor Schwarzenegger’s desk:
- SB 777: Homosexual, bisexual, and transsexual indoctrination of schoolchildren via instruction, activities
- AB 394: Homosexual, bisexual, and transsexual indoctrination in schools via "harassment" training
- AB 43: Licensing of same-sex "marriages" throughout California
- AB 102: Awarding public image of marriage to homosexual partners by giving them married surnames
- AB 14: Infringing on the personal and religious consciences of business owners, churches, and non-profits
- SB 94: $3.2 million in taxpayer dollars to pay for abortions and birth control without parental permission
"Too many Americans find themselves without church leadership on social issues that threaten the very foundation of western civilization," said conservative activist Michael Baker.
"More and more Americans are asking ‘Where are the pastors? Where is the moral leadership?’" Baker added.
"Parents get very angry when politicians dream of sexually indoctrinating their children in the classroom," said Randy Thomasson.
"Kindergarteners and first-graders learning about transsexuality, bisexuality and homosexuality from their teachers? This is not what parents want or children need. Parents expect Governor Schwarzenegger to be consistent and veto these bad bills like he did before," he said in a CCF media release.
Mike Baker said he believes most church pastors and conservative political leaders are cowards who fear the wrath of the mainstream news media and the venom of liberal-left activists.
"Pastors especially have allowed themselves to be bullied by people who are no better than heathens. Conservative politcians fear the bad press they would get from the likes of the New York Times and Washington Post," Baker said.
"Private citizens are doing the work that pastors and church leaders should be doing in fighting the good fight on behalf of our most vulnerable citizens — American children," Baker added.
"Some pastors and ministers mistakenly believe that political involvement is wrong. But what does the Bible say?" claims Deacon Charles Francis, a church elder in New Jersey.
"Where shall I not love God? Not in the government? Where shall I not love my neighbor? Not when the government harms my neighbor?How can houses of worship look the other way when our government sexually indoctrinates the minds of six million California schoolchildren? How can people of faith block their ears to the cries of children when California taxpayers are forced to pay for more than 100,000 abortions every year? How can compassionate clergy be silent when our government abuses religious freedom?" asks the Deacon.
Visit the savecalifornia.com home page for a streaming video from Massachusetts, demonstrating what implementation of SB 777 and AB 394 would look like in California public schools.
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he’s a staff writer for the New Media Alliance (thenma.org). Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty.
He’s former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He’s also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The
Narc Officer and others. He’s a news writer for TheConservativeVoice.Com and PHXnews.com. He’s also a columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he’s syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. He’s appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com. Kouri’s own website is located at http://jimkouri.us