Tuesday, May 26, 2015

First Amendment Tuesday: Detailing all the Wreckage

"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

Today is the deadline for worthwhile bills to move in the legislature; on that note, First Amendment Tuesday this morning detailed the bills stuck behind an absolutely AWFUL "Ethics" bill.

Tony McDonald (Empower Texans) (Partial):

  • SB 19, by Byron Cook, would prohibit Churches from passing collection plates.

  • American laws for American courts is dead.
  • Debbie Riddle was an initial sponsor of ALAC.
  • 1/3 of the adoption agencies in Texas are faith based.

  • TLO is one of the best uses of our tax dollars.
  • SB 313 (Seliger) -- AWFUL bill would re-write TEKS.
    • HB 2811 (Huberty) also viable
  • SB 1200 -- Larry Taylor has a bill that would undermine State Board of Education.
  • "If the foundations are destroyed...."
  • SB 9 is TERRIBLE now; worse than doing nothing.

  • The left is radically opposed to religious freedom.
  • Anything on religious liberty is "Indiana-style."
  • SB 206 -- Amendment by Scott Sanford.
  • SB 19 is a threat to everyone.


  • SB 575:
    • Would have originally banned abortion coverage under Obamacare, Private Insurance, and State Employee Plans.
    • Byron Cook delayed it then gutted it.
    • TxRTL was offered a deal on SB 575 for pulling amendments on Sunset Bills
    • Debbie Riddle and Patricia Harless voted no.
    • Sarah Davis and Patrica Harless were trying to break Quorum.
    • SB 575 will only hit the floor at 11:50 pm (if at all).
    • HB 3994 is a GREAT bill.

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