May 4, 2021

Dear Friends,

Did you ever think you’d live to see a day when Louisiana’s government would seriously consider the legalization of recreational marijuana, the legalization of prostitution, and the expansion of virtual 24/7/365 gambling?

Well, today is that day.

Sorry for the heavy report, but these are actually all happening today.

Law is designed to be a teacher, advocating for what is good, restraining that which is evil, and defining vice for what it is: dark, pervasive, and costly!  

Today, the legislature, some of whom would like to redefine that reality, will vote on these vices, and will make decisions for your family and the future of our state. Some legislators will advocate for these debased, dark temptations we once called “vices,” as just another form of “economic development.”

Warning: I would petition you not to go there!

If you’re a legislator and you’re reading this message, I hope you understand the importance of being morally correct on the issues. One day, you’ll stand before your Creator and give account for how you stewarded His authority on the earth. You may well be asked on that day if you “caused one of these little ones to stumble” (Matthew 18:6). “More jobs and revenue” are not sufficient trade-offs to justify the introduction of more vices into our already-hurting state.

Government must do what it can, NOW, to protect the vulnerable – and not allow others to exploit them in the name of “consent and individual liberty.” Once Louisiana says “I do” to vices in public policy, there will be no re-do. There will only be consequences.

If you’re a Louisiana voter and you’re reading this message, I hope you’ll call your State Representative and State Senator and let them know that you want them to OPPOSE the legalization of marijuana, saying NO to legalized prostitution, and HALT the rapid expansion of 24/7/365 gamblingYou can click here to find your legislators.

 

House Education Chair Tripped by “Woke” Colleagues

One of the most shocking cases of attempted character assassination I’ve ever witnessed at the State Capitol is that of House Education Chairman Ray Garofalo (R-Chalmette). Garofalo was attempting to introduce a bill that would have prohibited state-sanctioned racism (also known as Critical Race Theory) from being taught in public schools.

In the now-infamous interaction, Republican State Rep. Stephanie Hilferty of New Orleans, in an attempt to derail Garofalo’s bill, inadvertently tripped him with a “gotcha” question about slavery. Garofalo corrected his faux pas, and offered to voluntarily defer the bill to give members time to make amendments. But that didn’t stop some within the Black Caucus from exploiting the moment by “bearing false witness against thy neighbor” (Exodus 20:16).

As of Monday, House Speaker Clay Schexnayder did not appear interested in removing Rep. Garofalo from his chairmanship in House Education, as was advocated by the sharks who smelled blood in the water, however, the attacks from national media have continued.

See the interaction for yourself:

 

Even Jenner Says Biological Men Competing Against Women is ‘Unfair’

Today at the Capitol, legislators will consider bills that are designed to protect women’s sports. SB 156, by Senator Beth Mizell, is before the full Senate; HB 542, authored by Rep. Beryl Amedee, is before House Education today.

These bills would prevent biological men from being allowed to compete against women in women’s sports. While states like New York and California have been adamant in their opposition to biology, Louisiana’s legislators have so far stayed true; SB 156 advanced from the Senate Education Committee unanimously last week.

Over the weekend, even the former Olympic champion who claims to be transgendered and formerly went by Bruce Jenner said as much, arguing that it isn’t fair to women to allow biological men to compete as women given their distinct biological advantages.

 

Today is a very important day at the State Capitol, and we covet your prayers and support as we battle vice and error masquerading as wise public policy.

Thank you, as always, for your loyal support of LFF’s work.

In His Service,


Gene Mills
President, Louisiana Family Forum

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