Will the Frog in the Pot Finally Jump?

That’s one of the things I’ve been thinking about as the primaries have come to a close and the November election rushes down upon us.

Just a little more than a month ago, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld ObamaCare. Then came various political leaders wanting to ban Chick-fil-A’s because of their owners’ religious beliefs about marriage. And in Tennessee, just over a week ago a hearing was taking place in federal court over invocations prior to the Hamilton County Commission’s meetings.

Like the frog in the pot, far too many of us have been sitting in the “pot” of complacency while the temperature was rising.

Now I’m asking myself, “Will these escalating attacks on religious liberty turn up the burner under that pot suddenly enough that complacent citizens will finally feel the heat and “jump out” of the waters of complacency into action?”

Let me encourage you to ask yourself a question:

Who is going to help me stand and fight against laws and policies in Tennessee that will undermine my religious liberty?

The answer to the question?

The Family Action Council of Tennessee. That’s who.

But helping you stand and fight for your religious liberty isn’t something we are going to do. It’s something we have been doing. Just consider:

  • In 2009,we drafted and worked through the state legislature one of the first state-level Religious Freedom Restoration Acts in the nation. It reinstates the level of judicial protection from overreaching laws that we used to have before the United States Supreme Court began to lower that standard 
  • In 2011, we initiated and worked to pass the law that, among other things, repealed a mandate by Nashville that would have required certain Christian businesses and businesses owners to extend special employment rights to homosexuals and those engaged in cross-gender behaviors. And the law prevents any local government from doing the same in the future.
  • In 2012, we were at the Capitol every day and often into the night leading the fight to pass legislation protecting Christian ministries on the campuses of our public colleges and at Vanderbilt University.

But now, to be honest, we need you to stand with us. Summer is a slow time for us financially. Your tax deductible contribution right now would mean so very much.

Will you help us keep moving forward at full speed? 

For example, we need your help to get into as many voters’ hands as possible information about our Voter Education Headquarters and our Incumbent Voting Record Accountability Headquarters. And we need to continue with our preparations for the next legislative session.

Will you take a minute right now to click on this link and make the most generous tax deductible contribution you can?

We’re blessed to stand with you. Thank you for standing with us through your financial partnership.

David Fowler, Esq.
Family Action Council of Tennessee, Inc.