February 11, 2022

Dear Friends,

At the beginning of every legislative session, LFF invites pastors and Christian leaders from across the state to explore important matters of faith being discussed in the Legislative Session. 

This year, our annual Legislative Briefing will take place on Tuesday, March 15, at First Baptist Church in Baton Rouge from 9:30am - 12:30pm. 

During this Briefing, we will update you on the issues pending this session. This time will be especially helpful for pastors and leaders who want to influence their elected officials.  

The public is welcome! RSVPs are required. Click here to reserve your spot!

We will see you there!

 

The Biden administration is planning to distribute funding for crack pipes to be given to drug addicts. The crack pipe grant program will provide $30 million to local governments and nonprofits so they can offer “smoking kits/supplies” to addicts to reduce risks of infection. 

The Department of Justice also said it is considering the idea of “safe injection sites.” The administration claims it is attempting to make drug use safer, but it is clearly just enabling drug abusers.

Some of our representatives have spoken out against this destructive idea. 

“Every single day reality calls, and the Biden administration just hangs up,” said Louisiana Senator John Kennedy. “I don’t think when moms and dads lie down in America and can’t sleep, they’re worried about clean injection sites and sterile crack pipes. This issue, Mr. President, is crime. The issue, Mr. President, is how to stop it. Not how to encourage it.” Kennedy went on to say that sealing the border would actually solve the drug problem, but Biden in uninterested in doing that. 

Biden’s grant program is an idea that will ultimately do more harm than good. We must urge our representatives to speak out and oppose it in the strongest terms possible.

 

YouTube recently removed content from their site intended to help individuals identifying as LGBTQ.

The platform is now banning information about how trauma treatment can change sexual feelings. Any videos that promote a shift from “gay” to “straight” are no longer permitted on the site. YouTube even banned clinical psychologist Dr. Joseph Nicolosi’s research showing the benefits of Reintegrative Therapy.  

Nicolosi helps clients work through traumatic memories. He noted that human sexuality is often changed by our experiences. Many of his clients report depression, suicidal thoughts, and other mental health problems. However, because many of these people also have same-sex attractions that may be influenced by their past traumatic experiences, they are denied the help they need at the behest of Big Tech’s progressive agenda. 

LGBTQ individuals deserve access to factual information. 

Censorship is incredibly dangerous. Big Tech's efforts to influence the marketplace of ideas via censorship threaten to create groupthink and incivility toward alternative viewpoints – even if those viewpoints are truthful and aid the suffering who are looking for answers.

 

Friends, we must not be discouraged by the harmful decisions of some politicians, Big Media, or Big Tech, but remain hopeful, informed and engaged. We are Faithfully Different. 

Regaining clarity in a secular culture will require that we allow our lives, our words and works to advance Christian values in Louisiana and beyond.

In His Service,


Gene Mills
President
Louisiana Family Forum

P.S. We will be announcing LFF's 2022 "Longest Married" couple on Monday!

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