So often we hear of government atrocities, and think that we would like to do something to stop them, but feel powerless to do so. With corruption at every level of government, politicians who refuse to listen to us, and limited personal resources, far too often we are tempted to just give up and cave in to these violations of our God-given freedoms.
I want to give you some practical steps of action that you can take to combat this overreach by the Houston city council. At the end of this article you will have the resources and tools to really make a difference in this very important battle for the future of the city of Houston.
As you are aware, Proposition one (the bathroom ordinance) will be on the ballot this fall. Early voting is less than one month from now, and if you follow this plan of action faithfully, every day, you will be certain of making a positive impact on our city’s future.
The first step is to become educated regarding the ballot language of this ordinance, listed here:
“Proposition 1: [Relating to the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance.] Are you in favor of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, Ord. No. 2014-530, which prohibits discrimination in city employment and city services, city contracts, public accommodations, private employment, and housing based on an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, familial status, marital status, military status, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or pregnancy?”
That sounds like something you could agree with, doesn’t it? Don’t be fooled; Everyone supports equal rights but not if they involve indecency! Keep opposite genders out of each other’s washrooms, showers and locker rooms! That is not equality, it is simply perversion!
What the proponents of the “bathroom” ordinance won’t tell you is that the civil rights of those groups listed in the ordinance have been guaranteed for decades by both federal and state legislation. Other cities in Texas have enacted “equal rights” ordinances, but have specifically excluded men from entering women’s restrooms, and boys from going into girl’s locker rooms and showers. Think of the negative impact on the small businesses in Houston, who will be liable for fines up to $5000.00 per incident if they even attempt to stop a potential sexual predator who claims that he is gender “confused” from going into women’s bathroom facilities. Is it not better to prevent a potentially dangerous situation from happening, in an effort to protect our wives and daughters?
This is just another over reach from the same Parker administration that subpoenaed the sermons of Houston’s pastors in an effort to deny freedom of speech to Houston churches.
Now that you know the background of the “bathroom” ordinance, here are some practical steps that you can take to combat it.
- Pray that God will turn the hearts of Houstonians to vote against the “bathroom” ordinance.
- Go to the web site http://www.campaignforhouston.com/
- Sign up to volunteer
- Attend our kickoff rally and HQ grand opening on September 26 from 9-11 A.M. at 5151 Mitchelldale, Suite B-4, Houston, TX 77092.
- For more information or to reserve your spot, go to http://www.campaignforhouston.com/eventscalendar
- Donate $10, $25, $50 or whatever you can to enable us to purchase media spots that explain the impact this will have on Houston
- Go to the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CampaignForHouston
- Invite all your friends to “like” this page, and invite their friends to do so as well
- Share the resources found on the campaign Facebook page, the web site, and the following media spots on Facebook EVERY day, with a few words of personal testimony of your concern for the safety of Houston’s girls and women, and invite your friends to do so as well:
- Circulate petitions in your church and/or neighborhood
- Host an event in your home or other location in your subdivision
- Place “Vote No on Prop 1” signs at your polling place on Election Day
- To volunteer, please go to http://www.campaignforhouston.com/volunteer.
- If you have questions, please e-mail the campaign at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 844-468-7872
In closing, I would like to remind you that your involvement in this campaign is absolutely critical to its success. You might not be able to take all the steps listed above, but whatever you can do, will have an indelible impact. I would like to remind you that:
•In 1776, one vote gave America the English language instead of German
•In 1876, one vote gave Rutherford B. Hayes the United States presidency
•In 1923, one vote gave Adolph Hitler control of the Nazi party
When I read how impactful changes were wrought throughout history, I don’t find that many stories about great crusades and city-wide revivals and mass meetings where an entire country or whole communities were motivated to change. More often, I find it was individual men and women who made a difference. We see the lives of individuals who thought and fought, and said and did what was right—regardless—and as a result, history was made.
We have a lot of work to accomplish and only one month to do so; won’t you make a commitment for the future of Houston, and partner with the Campaign for Houston in this endeavor?