The Top 5 – April 1, 2019

1.   Watch our press conference to oppose the Republican-driven Big Nanny State Mental Health Bill

From our press release…
Austin, Texas (Thursday, March 28, 2019) – Today, a group of influential, long-time conservative leaders will hold a news conference to push back on Big Nanny State Mental Health bills being promoted by Republicans in the Texas House and Senate.
The Coalition for the Protection of Parental Rights will express strong objections to mental health legislation that grows state spending and state government, heaps more burdens on teachers, and threatens parental rights, privacy, and gun rights.
Speakers will include Cindy Asmussen, Ethics & Religious Liberty Advisor, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention; Trayce Bradford, President, Texas Eagle Forum; Pastor Stephan Broden, State Republican Executive Committeeman for Senate District 23; JoAnn Fleming, Executive Director, Grassroots America – We the People PAC; Barbara Harless, Co-founder, North Texas Citizens Lobby; Alice Linahan, Vice-President, Women on the Wall; and Rachel Malone, Executive Director, Gun Owners of America/Texas.
Watch it here.

2. Read the details on the mental health bills in the Texas LegislatureCindy Asmussen and I detailed all of the issues with these bills before Texas Faith and Family Day.Please read about them here. After you are educated on these, PLEASE call your legislators and talk to them about these important issues. 

3. Attorney General Ken Paxton sent a letter to the City of San Antonio concerning Chick-fil-AFrom his press release last week: “Attorney General Ken Paxton today sent a letter to the mayor and council members for the City of San Antonio, informing them he is opening an investigation surrounding the city’s decision to exclude Chick-fil-A from a concession contract that City staff recommended. By separate letter, he also requested that Secretary Elaine Chao of the United States Department of Transportation open an investigation into the city of San Antonio’s potential violation of federal law and Transportation Department regulations when the city banned Chick-fil-A from operating a restaurant in the San Antonio International Airport based on the company’s religious beliefs. Last Thursday, the San Antonio city council voted to remove Chick-fil-A from a new airport concessionaire contract, citing Chick-fil-A owners’ religious beliefs.”

Please call the AG’s office and thank him for this action. (512) 463-2050

4. Oppose HB 850- Come to Austin tomorrow for the hearing

From our friends at Texas Values:

“On Tuesday, April 2, the Texas House Business & Industry Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 850, a dangerous #BanTheBible bill that would create special protected classes based on “sexual orientation and gender identity/expression” in the Texas Labor Code. Hiding under the disguise of “sexual orientation and gender identity” (SOGI) language, this bill would create new government power to ban free expression of biblical beliefs and would specifically threaten the religious freedom of private business owners across Texas.

We need grassroots Texans – especially business owners, pastors, church employees, leaders of faith-based nonprofits, and any Texan that cares about faith and religious freedom – to come testify against this #BanTheBible bill:

What: House Business & Industry Committee Public Hearing
When: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 10:30 AM or upon final adjournment/recess
Where: Committee room E2.016 in the Texas Capitol”5. Progressive Privilege: A Threat We’ve Got to Flush

Watch this video from our friend Kevin Freeman on his show: Economic War Room.

Thank you, friends. Let’s keep it up. 

Trayce Bradford, President of Texas Eagle Forum

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