March 1, 2022

Dear Friends

Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy offered stern comments with regard to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Kennedy said that it’s time to remove Putin from the international community and stand up to his aggression.

“We need to make him a pariah, we need to make what he is and that’s Hitler,” said Kennedy.

Kennedy then called for the US to end all exports to Russia and sanction Russian banks, government officials, and business leaders who continue to support Putin. The U.S. and several other countries announced Saturday that they will remove Russian banks from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT).

This is a modest start, but we should follow Kennedy’s counsel and cut ties with Russia.

Please pray for protection of all innocent life and an end to this unprovoked war. 

 

President Joe Biden followed through with his promise to nominate a black female to the US Supreme Court. Last week, he announced Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as his pick. Heritage President Kevin Roberts describes Jackson as “the most radical judge ever nominated for a seat on the Supreme Court.”

“Her limited judicial record reveals that Jackson has consistently ignored the Constitution, twisting the law to favor certain outcomes,” said Roberts.

Jackson has a history of advocating for an agenda and consistently ruling in favor of pro-abortion, pro-LGBT, and anti-religious liberty causes as a proudly progressive attorney. 

Roberts concludes that the US “senators should reject her for this lifetime appointment.”

 

Teachers throughout Louisiana have been pushing back against HB 75, which aims to make public school curricula easily accessible for parents.  

The legislation “requires each public school governing authority to post on its website information relative to instructional materials and activities for each school under its jurisdiction.” This would allow parents the right to know what their children are being taught and hopefully prevent teachers from engaging in activism and indoctrination. 

A survey was conducted to gage teachers’ support for the bill and 85% said they oppose it as it is currently written. 

HB 75 is necessary in Louisiana as parental rights are often infringed upon. 

 

Gov. John Bel Edwards must either veto or approve Louisiana’s redistricting maps by March 14th

Many progressive groups are urging Edwards to reject the maps, which maintain five majority-white congressional districts and one majority-black district. 

Edwards claims the new maps should mirror the state’s Black and minority population.

If he does not take any action by March 14th, the new maps will go into effect as is. 

It’s important that we monitor this issue, as redistricting significantly impacts elections. 

 

Friendsas the Lenten season begins, the 40 day journey through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, culminating on April 14 - Resurrection Sunday, many Christians will focus on separation from the world and intimacy with God. By availing ourselves to Scripture, prayer and worship we too may draw closer to the heart of God, in hope that each of us experiences a freshness and Christ-likeness to lead our lives, our families and Louisiana forward.

In His Service, 


Gene Mills
President, Louisiana Family Forum

P.S. Secure your seat today for the 2022 LFF Legislative Briefing! Christian leaders from across the state will present on important matters of faith being debated this legislative session. It will take place on March 15th at First Baptist Church in Baton Rouge. RSVP here!

 

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