Tuesday, May 5, 2015

First Amendment Tuesday: Week 16

"and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,"
Ephesians 6:19

Fun times this morning.

Jim Graham (Texas Right to Life) (Partial):

  • Just because we made concessions 15 years ago doesn't mean we'd make them today.
  • SB 575 by Taylor on Senate floor today.
    • Author's Note: This video was recorded around 9AM, the bill passed around noon.
  • Bills have to be done by May 14th.

  • Byron Cook playing much bigger shenanigans with witness registration than Stickland ever did.
  • Troy Fraser left during American Laws for American Courts hearing.
  • Judy Zaffirini gave Donna Campbell the pre-K bill to give it a "conservative" face.
  • Don Huffines: "At what point do you want children to go into pre-K?!?"
    • Proved liberals want to do this at birth.

  • Pastor Protection bill moving surprisingly quickly.
    • "There will be no more changes to this bill."
    • ACLU amendment language would have added another layer of bureaucratic B.S.
  • "This bill is not about consensus."
  • Senate could move on SB 2065 this week.
  • No movement on bill to smackdown local "Non-discrimination" ordinances.
Texas Homeschool Coalition:

  • College admission bill has been voted out of Senate.
  • Tebow bill passed Senate Ed committee two weeks ago with bi-partisan support.
  • Parental rights bill has the most hurdles to climb.
  • Sticklan has bill to allow foster parents to homeschool.


  • ALAC only pertains to divorce and child custody.

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