First Amendment Defense Act (FADA): Across the country state legislators and governors are considering bills that would protect individuals, organizations, and businesses who believe marriage is the union between one man and one woman. Unfortunately, under opposition from liberal special interest groups and big business, many state governments are scared to pass such legislation. House Republicans in Washington, D.C. have an opportunity to provide leadership and political cover for state governments by passing FADA.
FADA has the support of 167 co-sponsors yet House Leadership has failed to consider the bill in committee or schedule a vote on the House floor. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), chairman of the House – Oversight and Government Reform committee, has expressed a willingness to hold a hearing on FADA, but has not promised a markup of the bill that is essential for passage.
Heritage Action created a website calling on Congress to pass FADA, H.R. 2802, and listing the members of Congress who cosponsored the bill. Please visit the page here and urge your member to encourage Chaffetz and Leadership to move the bill through committee by scheduling a markup and House floor vote. Heritage Action also created a website with a list of members who haven’t co-sponsored FADA which you can find here. For the full list of members on the House – Oversight and Government Reform committee click here.
Read and share Heritage Action FADA FAQs Sentinel brief by clicking here.
Scheduled this week is the first session of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer series which will be lead by Mark Locher. Discussion will include situations where the church (Paul in particular) was engaged by the state, and also discussing a few Bible verses regarding culture and Christianity.
May 16th, Speaker Pastor Dave Mann. Dave, his wife Pam and family have lived outside the U.S. for over 20 years — in France, Cameroon, Haiti, and Morocco. They have worked in multiple languages – French, Fulfulde, Creole, and had begun working on Tashelhit before returning to the U.S. in March of 2015. Pastor Dave currently is deployed by UALC to be pastor for internationals, both immigrants and students. His goal is not only to reach out to internationals himself, but also to inspire and equip many others to do the same. It is exciting and invigorating to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with people who have never heard it before. This is something that can happen right here in central Ohio!
We will continue the Focus on the Family’s DVD True U series “Is the Bible Reliable?” The topic is “Israel’s Rise to Prominence through David and Solomon”.
Catherine Rope, Columbus chapter leader for ACT for America will share a presentation given by Clare Lopez. Clare is a former CIA official and currently the VP of Research & Analysis for the Center for Security Policy. Clare gave the presentation to the Cleveland chapter of ACT for America.
Below is the schedule for the remainder of April, the month of May and early June.
Beginning April 25, Mark Locher will lead a 5-week class on Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The class description:
This class studies how Reverend Dietrich Bonhoeffer utilized his faith to engage the Nazi Regime in World War II with the goal of saving lives. We will study several topics, including The Church, The Role of Church in Society, Christian Community, Religionless Christianity, Engaging the Government and Just Wars, among others. This DVD based study is five weeks long.
On May 16 (Mark is on vacation), Pastor Dave Mann will talk with the group on the Muslim faith and culture. Dave has been a missionary for over 20 years, living in Khartoum, Haiti, and more recently, Morocco.
April 12th, Westerville, Dave Daubenmire
Coach Dave will be speaking on the tyranny of the courts and the great push back that is beginning to occur at the state level. Coach was a part of a contingent that lead the fight for Kim Davis and her right to refuse to marry same-sex couples. The behind-the-scenes-report of what took place in Kentucky will encourage everyone who is concerned about the direction this nation is heading and especially the over reach of the Federal Courts.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 starting at 7:00 PM
WHERE: The Old Bag of Nails (3rd floor) – 24 N. State St., Westerville, OH
ORGANIZATION: Westerville TEA Party
April 16, OLC Statewide Event: Times that Try Men’s Souls
Buckeye Firearms Presenters Joe Eaton & Clint Lake on Gun Myths
Dr. Kelly Kohls on Education Cartels
Gerhard Maroscher: Why Can’t Somebody Die Around Here?
Panel Discussion “The Republican Convention: Challenges and Expectations”
Panel:Tom Zawistowski, John McAvoy & Bill Yarbrough
WHEN: Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
WHERE: Grace Chapel Community Church
7798 Big Walnut Road
Westerville, OH 43082
ORGANIZATION: Ohio Liberty Council
NOTE: The following events are in Albany, NOT New Albany. Albany is near Athens OH
April 17th, Albany, OH, Answers in Genesis
9:15 a.m. -10:15 a.m. Bob Gillespie Genesis: Where History Begins
10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Bob Gillespie Genesis: Does It Really Matter?
5 p.m. -6 p.m. Bob Gillespie Science Confirms the Bible
6 p.m. -7 p.m. Bob Gillespie Creation Evangelism: Why Won’t They Listen?
WHEN: Sunday, April 17, 2016, 9:15 AM – 11:30 AM, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
WHERE: 5331 State St, Albany, OH 45710
ORGANIZATION: Albany Baptist Church, Answers in Genesis
No registration required for this event.
We will continue with the True U series. We are on the 2nd set of DVDs: “Is the Bible Reliable?”
Two weeks from Monday, on 4/25/16, Mark Locher will join us and lead us through a 5-week class on Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Mr. Bonhoeffer was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, anti-Nazi dissident, and key founding member of the Confessing Church.
More information on the Bonhoeffer class will be coming soon. Spread the word to friends, family and neighbors!
God and Country Concert
When: Saturday, April 9, 2016 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: Mill Run
God and Country concert. Julie Raccio and Eric Aho
This week we are scheduled to watch the movie Agenda 2: Masters of Deceit. This is a follow-up to Agenda: Grinding America Down. “Alexander Solzhenitsyn said that the Communists took over Russia because Russia forgot God.” See the trailers for both movies at:
A reminder that FOOF will not meet on 3/28/16. Next meeting is scheduled for 4/4/16.
This week we will begin the second set of the True U series, Is the Bible Reliable, followed by the David Barton DVD titled: The Foundations of American Government.
Is the Bible Reliable?
Who is God, and how can we know Him? The Bible claims to be the direct revelation of our Creator. So if the biblical record is true, it is a primary means by which the God of the universe has revealed Himself to mankind. However, if it can be proved false, then the God of whom it speaks is simply one more pretender in the assembly of gods that man has created.
In Is the Bible Reliable? Dr. Stephen Meyer challenges you to examine the historical and archaeological evidence to determine for yourself the veracity and accuracy of biblical Scripture. Is the Bible true? You decide.
See the teaser for Is the Bible Reliable at:
Reminder: FOOF will not be meeting the Monday after Easter, March 28th.