August 24, 2021
Louisiana Family Forum just released its 2021 Legislative Scorecard, ranking members of the State House and State Senate on their commitment to Family Values. Those who scored a 100% on the scorecard will be awarded with the Outstanding Family Advocate Award at the 2021 LFF Legislative Awards Gala on September 23rd at Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge.
The Family Advocate Award will be issued to 39 lawmakers. The Gladiator and Life & Liberty Award recipients will be announced next week!
You can access LFF’s Scorecard here. Share this valuable information with your friends, family, and faith community, and be sure to secure your spot at our premier annual event!
Click here to join us at the LFF Gala!
Last Thursday, the Louisiana Gaming Control Board approved emergency rules to speed up the process to bring sports betting to Louisiana, and it could be implemented immediately.
Sports betting at casinos and racetracks, betting directly from your phone, placing bets from kiosks at restaurants and bars – all will likely become accessible soon.
The voters in Caldwell, Catahoula, Franklin, Jackson, LaSalle, Sabine, Union, West Carroll and Winn parishes, voted to reject sports betting. These emergency rules last for 180 days, but it’s possible permanent rules may be put in place before that deadline ends.
Gambling comes with many negative effects: addiction, family and employment disruption, along with crime and poverty. Now we get a front row seat to witness what LFF warned of: teenage gambling addictions and their cost to families. The gambling industry is predatory - it preys on the weak.
Government power brokers are moving quickly to control personal medical decisions.
We have seen corporate boards, teachers’ unions, and Big Tech join government bureaucrats to force LGBT dogma and the unbiblical Critical Race Theory into every facet of life. Now they are moving to make permanent emergency powers and orders.
Their only dilemma is a stubborn U.S. Constitution and 245 years of liberty-minded citizens!
Today’s showdown of Government Mandate vs. Individual Liberty includes the requirement to mask-up. These “temporary, emergency” mandates are likely to linger. There is also near inevitability that universal vaccine mandates will become a rite of passage to move freely, live unencumbered and subsist in this Orwellian environment. I never thought I would live to see it, but this is undeniably occurring!
Mat Staver at Liberty Counsel and Alliance Defending Freedom have positioned resources to advise the public and inform each of you of your legal rights to forgo any unwanted medical treatment. Make no mistake: this is an individual choice...I support your decision to make that fully informed and all important choice without pride, prejudice, or coercion.
Friends, I pray for Louisiana, that families will remain focused on the things that matter most: faith, family, and our heritage of freedom.
Think Biblically, Live Holy, Speak Clearly; “normal” is not coming back – Jesus is!
Get ready this week and every day!
In His Service,
President, Louisiana Family Forum