Don't Let Congress Silence Christians!
There is new legislation currently sitting on that is
potentially disastrous. If passed, it would alter your pastors' right
to free speech and prevent them from speaking out on the critical
we face as a nation. S.B. 1 and H.R. 4682 are aimed at regulating
pastors and conservative groups by classifying them as "lobbyists" -
which in turn would require them to register with the government. This
law would be a direct restriction of free speech since this new
definition of "lobbyist" would include public interest organizations,
churches, and other non-profit groups who strive to influence public
opinion - in any way.
Petition of Protest
Congress Cannot Silence Christians
Changes to the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 ("Lobbying Act")
resulting from passage of S.B. 1 and H.R. 4682 would be nothing short
unconstitutional. The new definition of "lobbyists" is so broad that
would silence millions of ordinary citizens - and discourage them from
engaging in political discourse. This is one of the most significant
violations of free exercise of religion and the freedom of political
speech in our nation's history. Please eliminate the provision of this
lobbying reform dealing with grassroots efforts.
To take action:
1) either contact your senators/congressmen directly (find out who they
are for your zip code at: http://www3.capwiz.com/afanet/dbq/officials/
2) sign the petition online at: www.aclj.org <http://www.aclj.org>
("Take Action" then "Sign Petition").