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Your Source for Updates on the Ohio Pastor Protection Act.

To read the bill for yourself click HERE.

Listen to this 47 second clip where Equality Ohio is asked, should a religious community be forced to use their property to do something against their religious beliefs. Her answer...is HERE.

BREAKING... In a Rare Move, The Catholic Bishops Conference of Ohio Testifies in full support of the Ohio Pastor Protection Act. Catholics in Ohio make up 2.3 million Ohioan's or almost 20% of the entire state population. Read the public testimony HERE.



Is Ohio's Religious Freedom Going Up in Flames?

Homosexual Group Announce Plans to Invade Church Space

For Immediate Release- From Cleveland Right to Life

February 17, 2017

Our religious freedom in Ohio is being threatened by a wildfire of cultural censorship.  Liberal group Equality Ohio just testified in the statehouse during a hearing on the Ohio Pastors Protection Act (HB-36) by Rep. Vitale, Urbana, and made it clear they plan to go after churches, forcing them to rent church facilities to groups that oppose that church's beliefs. They're referring to homosexual ceremonies & events, but it would also mean pro-abortion groups, Planned Parenthood, etc.

Equality Ohio indicated they plan to leave your sanctuary alone (for now) but they openly announced to our legislators that they're going after church meeting rooms, banquet halls, multi-purpose rooms, gyms, etc. Your church could be sued if you say "No." Even if you win the case, the legal bill would be expensive.

This common sense piece of legislation is necessary to protect our pastors from being forced to allow their sacred spaces to be used for actions that violate their religious beliefs which are protected under the 1st Amendment.  Remember, pastors would not be asking homosexuals to change their lifestyles.  What the act does is says that pastors have the right to decide what activities may take place in their church buildings and on their church property. 

"Many Ohio faith leaders and parishioners see rapid cultural and legal changes that point to looming threats to the free exercise of religion, despite First Amendment protections," state Rep. Nino Vitale (R-Urbana) said in submitted testimony last week. "I think the turnout of almost 40 pastors who came to testify on this bill in the last general assembly show they see a real threat. This new bill just makes it clear, in this time of uncertainty, that Ohio clergy and Ohio church property remain protected from these types of legal challenges."
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Before 4:30 PM this Tues, Feb 21, leave a message for your State Rep urging passage of the Pastors Protection bill. Tues Feb 21 is a caucus meeting to discuss whether to pass the bill.

Find your Rep by zip code (bottom left) at: www.OhioHouse.gov
Tell them which county you live in & ask them to pass the Pastors Protection Act to protect my church & church property. (Call day or night & leave voicemail with your name, county & title if any)

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Cleveland Right to Life, Inc., Cuyahoga County Right to Life (dba), 4427 State Road, Cleveland, OH 44109
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To read the testimony for yourself click HERE. (Highlights from the testimony below)

To read the bill for yourself click HERE.

Listen to this 47 second clip where Equality Ohio is asked, should a religious community be forced to use their property to do something against their religious beliefs. Her answer...is HERE.

BREAKING...The Catholic Bishops Conference of Ohio Testifies in full support of the Ohio Pastor Protection Act. Catholics in Ohio make up 2.3 million Ohioan's or almost 20% of the entire state population. Read the public testimony HERE.