One word which typifies the heart of the FHA Action is the word – RELATIONSHIPS. I am thrilled to run into friends, many of whom hold to the same Christian Worldview as I do, here at the Capitol. It was great visiting with Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender as he was at the Capitol attending several meetings. Hot Springs Pastor and friend, Phillip Shively, came to the Capitol for THREE days and spent his time shadowing both Rep. Scott Craig, pictured here, along with FHA Lobbyist Norman Woods and myself. Another Pastor showed up on the Capitol’s doorstep this past week in Pastor Sean McPherson of Rapid City. Sean’s also thrown his hat into the ring as a Candidate for the SD House in District 32. I really appreciate his Campaign’s motto as it reads: “Family Focused – Family First”.
This year….PRO-LIFE BILLS ABOUND…and it’s wonderful! It is so good to see our friend and SD Eagle Forum President Kitty Werthmann still lobbying hard at the Capitol for our Christian Values. This week Kitty took to the testimony chair as she supported SB 72. This is a Bill crafted by the South Dakota Right to Life and it will prohibit the abortion of an unborn child who is capable of experiencing pain. This is frequently referred to as the Pain Capable Child Protection Act and it will heard in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee this Wednesday, Feb. 17.
BTW – This week HB1008, a Bill called our Student Physical Privacy Act and supported by FHA Action, was passed out of the Senate Education Committee on a vote of 4 to 2. It will now be voted on by the full Senate as early as this Tuesday, Feb. 16. HB 1008 simply requires students to use the bathrooms of their biological sex and accommodates for those walking through gender confusion. Please visit our LEGISLATIVE RADAR for this and other bills we are working. To send your Senate a clear and passionate email asking him/her to VOTE YES on HB 1008, click here!
Until NEXT TIME please keep looking up and forward my friends!