Friday, March 26, 2010

Current WA State Legislation Session--Problems and Solutions

The Washington State 2010 legislative session, as you know, was extended by Gov. Gregoire because the Democrat majority and their leadership were unable to find solutions to the state's enormous budget problems.

The good news, sort of, with the extension is that they are restricted to budget matters only.

Faith and Freedom has been focused on several bills that are directly related to family, life and marriage.

We opposed bills 5674 and 1745, relating to civil unions. Neither bill moved during the session. Many told me it was mostly because of the impact of R-71.

We strongly opposed bill 2793 relating to gender neutrality and surrogacy contracts. Thankfully it did not get out of committee. A new version of this bill will be back next session because it is an important part of the redefining of marriage and family by homosexual activists in the legislature.

Sen. Ed Murray, Rep. Jamie Pederson and other homosexual activists will bring this back.

Two pro-family bills passed--6476 and 2424. Both protect children against sexual predators.

The bill, 6452, designed to essentially close pro-life pregnancy centers, failed to move, thanks to thousands of emails and phone calls and a number of personal visits to certain lawmakers.

One bill specifically directed at underage abortion, as seen at Ballard High School recently, died in committee. Not enough interest on the part of the majority. Tragic.

Several other important bills died in committee as well; 1980, related to marriage protection , 4202 a marriage amendment and 2669 related to state sovereignty and health care.

Problems and Solutions

The Problems are myriad from social to fiscal issues. Evergreen Freedom Foundation and others are carefully and correctly identifying and proposing solutions for the fiscal fiasco liberal legislators have created in Washington State.

We are focused on the social issues, particularly those related to marriage, family and life.

Those who lead the charge to redefine marriage, re-engineer the family and further diminish the sanctity and value of human life are emboldened. A number of victories have given them a swagger. And they are well-funded.

Planned Parenthood has an enormous amount of money flowing into their organization and support from a strong majority in the legislature. They also have the benefit of other organizations of like mind, such as NARAL and Emily's List, to name a couple, working with them toward common goals, rather than against them.

They have a majority in the State Legislature.

And therein is the problem.

The Solutions are wrapped around a couple of things.

First and foremost the assault on the family, marriage and life itself is a spiritual matter. It is an act of rebellion against the Creator and His principles and values. What is important to God is not important to secular progressives. We must pray for spiritual renewal, restoration and intervention.

Secondly, when you walk around the Capitol campus, calling on various lawmakers, it becomes apparent that there are two very different worldviews in play. It becomes overwhelmingly apparent when you sit in committee hearings and sessions.

We have a group of wonderful conservative, people of faith, in elected office. They stand firmly on conservative and biblical principles every time. I have seen them mocked for the beliefs. I have seen the press ignore and undermine them because of their beliefs. They are solid and trustworthy in their positions. However, they are the minority.

I have discussed this with many of them over the past few months.

We have what I and others feel is a very good opportunity to change the legislature this year. Maybe, dramatically change it. There are leaders in the faith community, whom I have heard personally suggesting the Washington State Legislature can never be changed.

I disagree.

Several groups and organizations have said they will not be distributing "voter guides" type information this year, mostly due to lack of funding.

It has been said by some that "these kinds of things don't work." It has also been said by a prophet, speaking for God, "My people perish for lack of knowledge."

Faith and Freedom Foundation has begun the process of gathering information and preparing to publish in both hard copy for church distribution and electronic form for Internet distribution, the necessary details for people of faith to make informed decisions.

Our ability to move forward is completely dependant upon your willingness to help fund it. This year can be a significant year for people of faith, if we take full advantage of the opportunity.

We are taught to "make plans, counting on God to help us."

We are. We are also counting on God speaking to your heart about these import matters.

I know you understand all this. I'm simply letting you know we really need your help at this time. I'll leave the rest with you. And God.

You can donate online or send a check to Faith and Freedom Foundation to be used for educational materials.

Thanks and God bless you.

___________
Gary Randall
President
Faith & Freedom

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4 comments:

  1. with all kinds of garbage bills and such it's a wonder our government works at all in any good way.

    There's so much carnal trash these days that get thrown into government business, causing a dark heavy cloud to weigh upon those who are called to do the good work of our government.

    Many of them even seem to think they have to support that stuff.

    Most of it isn't fit to listen to.
    The fleshly carnal trash should have no place given it.

    The same thing is going on in our federal goverment.

    Socialization based on a wrong foundation, founded upon dead flesh, sin, and iniquity.

    The good news is that Jesus is all things of God that we need. When God gave the world his only begotten Son, he gave his best and his best keeps on giving.

    Jesus is my health care provider.
    I would rather take what is left of my paycheck (after the tithe) and spend it all on Jesus rather than any kind of health care insurance, but each of us have to make that decision for oursleves....at least that used to be the "law" of the land. Such things never used to be by constraint or by compelling by law.

    See Esther 1:8 KJV.

    I don't think the federal government had my health care provider in mind when they did their health care deal.

    If they would have, I don't think it would have been a big heavy burden of oppression upon those who struggle to stay in house and home.

    This was no seat belt law, or motorcycle helmet law. Do you remember when helmet laws were deemed unconstitutional and were therefore repealed in many states?

    It was because of the constitution.

    Now we see acts of tyranny that get authority of a presidental signature, the same kind of act that a dictator would do. I think we have grounds for impeachment.

    Thousands of dollars imposed upon the less fortunate that could drive them out of house and home is not small act of oppression especially when it's an unconstitutional act.

    And Jesus paid all for my health care. That's why sometimes if there's anything left, I want to spend it all on Jesus.

    I don't want to spend it on what the government wants for me.

    There's no better plan for me but Jesus.

    Time to write my government and tell them about my health care plan.

    Let's all keep writing.

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  2. A womans body is designed to give and nurture life. When this is violated there is a host of consequences that the person has to live through and must be healed. I had an abortion at 17 and when I was on the table there was a sensation and series of thoughts that came from my belly and permeated my body and mind. First like something was startled awake, then a warm feeling of being safe, ----- I wanted to scream as I realized the thoughts were from my baby --- then thoughts of shock as the abortionist wand pushed against the fetus, terror, pain and then silence.
    Years later I noticed a pattern in my life where things in every area of my life would form, then would be just out of reach only to vanish. A Pastor said when a woman has an abortion there is an abortive spirit that needs to be broken. This affected friendships, relationships, many opportunities in life that started okay, but vanished. Other people would join a group at the same time, I would notice 2-3 years later they progressed, built friendships, a network of support, got married, built a life. My life stayed the same, having to begin over and over. I took a 13 week course to heal from abortion and the group of 3 counselors speaking with 3-4 of us ladies, all described the same experiences. We were helped emensely. My baby is in Heaven and I will see her/him again. The entire ordeal began with planned parenthood who gave me birth control pills which, as per a testimoney from a previous planned parenthood manager, is said to be designed to be of a low dose known to allow the patient to become pregnant in order for them to be sold an abortion. I would have rather they taught us abstinence, to wait until marriage. Fight for our school children with all you have to protect their and our future as a nation.

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  3. To any mother who has had an abortion:

    Please remember that though you can not contact your baby to tell him or her, this or that, whatever it may be that has weighed at times upon your heart, that God is able to.

    You may come to God by faith in Jesus through prayer at any time and ask him to tell your baby this or that, whatever it may be that has weighed upon your heart.

    Jesus is our breaker. He sets the captives free. He's our legal representative and his office is open 24/7. It's far beyond the skies.

    Imagine your baby getting a message from God that came from this earth.

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  4. What is it that causes people to determine that a mother can have the choice to choose abortion but not have the freedom to choose health insurance or not?


    constitution or hypocrisy?

    Let's contact our legislators and ask them to support Rob McKenna.

    Let's tell them to fix the problem or don't expect our votes.

    In the Roe v. Wade decision it was determined by the powers that be, that they had no need to determine when life begins, but we were paying them to make such decisions from their bench.

    All we were asking them to do is to tell the truth. It seems they were not being present, nor accounted for, either being out to lunch, or gone for summer.

    We were paying them to stay on the bench.

    As Rod Parsley has said, if you were not sure when life begins, should you go ahead with such a thing?

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