Saturday, June 6, 2009

CAP: Same-sex marriage, Truth Project

June 5, 2009
Let's Roll!
After an intense week at the State Capitol, both the House and Senate passed a 2010 state budget. The legislature now must come to an agreement on the budget with Gov. Brewer by June 30. This week's action, however, finally opens the door for legislative action on CAP's legislative agenda as the Senate has been holding bills until the budget vote. As soon as the Senate passed the budget, CAP's Policy Team sprung into action. Senate Committees next week are scheduled to hear at least 8 pro-life, pro-family bills, including the Abortion Consent Act and the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban. Check out our blog for next week's hearing schedule. Stay tuned to our blog next week as we will be daily posting what's happening at the Capitol. And, if you're interested and available, join us at the Capitol for the Senate hearings.

Same-Sex "Marriage" Gaining Support?

As you've probably heard, New Hampshire redefined marriage this week to include same-sex couples. Despite a survey of every household in New Hampshire showing strong support for one-man, one-woman marriage, New Hampshire politicians decided the state should become the sixth state to legalize same-sex "marriage." While many are calling the legalization of same-sex "marriage" a trend, a recent Gallup poll shows that support for same-sex "marriage" has been declining over the past few years. Not to mention the fact that the people in 30 states have voted to protect marriage in their state constitutions while no state has legalized same-sex "marriage" by a vote of the people! As the battle for marriage's legal definition continues, don't be fooled. Same-sex "marriage" is not inevitable.

FPC Summer Tour - 3000 Miles, 10 Family Policy Councils, 2 Weeks!
Starting next Friday, CAP's Legislative Aide Brett Urig will be headed on a two-week, cross-country tour to visit nine different Family Policy Councils (CAP's "sister organizations" who work for family values in their respective states). During the trip, Brett will interview and learn from other FPCs about what issues they are following. Each night, these interviews and blogs will be posted on the FPC Summer Tour website. Make sure to follow Brett as he visits Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Virginia.
Truth Project Training Coming to Glendale!
Are we looking at the world through the lens of biblical Truth? What does the Lord have to say about Truth, Ethics, Theology, Science, History, Sociology, and more? Dr. Wayne Grudem, Research Professor of Bible and Theology at Phoenix Seminary says,"The Truth Project is doing a tremendous job in helping Christians to rethink these areas of life. It's my conviction that when Christians see what the Bible teaches about these various areas of ordinary life, that their thinking will be transformed - that their lives will be changed." On June 20th, CAP will be hosting another Truth Project training session to equip small group leaders to share this powerful worldview curriculum with others. If you're considering starting a Truth Project group in the fall, then register online today and don't miss this exciting training event!

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