Christian Opposition Press Conference July 1, DTC Marriot
Contact: Donna Ballentine, American Right To Life Action, 888-888-2785, office@ARTLAction.com
DENVER, June 30 /Christian Newswire/ -- Leaders representing many Christian organizations will hold a press conference tomorrow, July 1 to announce plans to oppose Colorado's new censorship law, SB 200.
Section 8 of the new law reads: "Publishing of discriminative matter forbidden. No person, being the owner... agent, or employee of any place of public accommodation... shall publish, issue, circulate, send, distribute, give away, or display in any way, manner... or method, except as provided in this section, any communication... book, pamphlet, writing... or advertisement of any kind, nature, or description THAT is intended or calculated to discriminate or actually discriminates against... SEXUAL ORIENTATION, marital status... in the matter of... schooling... or any accommodation, right, privilege, advantage, or convenience... on account of... SEXUAL ORIENTATION, marital status... [which] is unwelcome..."
Christian leaders available to the media at tomorrow's press conference include:
- Mathew Staver, founder & chairman, Liberty Counsel
- Steve Curtis, president, American RTL Action and former chairman of the Colorado GOP
- Janet Folger, nationally syndicated talk show host
- Colorado State Representative Kevin Lundberg
Rep. Lundberg confirms the fear of many Christian organizations that, "Section 8 [of SB200] is a wide open door for any judge to censor anything that condemns homosexuality, including Scripture." Steve Crampton, general counsel of Liberty Counsel, has stated, "I do believe that the Bible is banned, under the plain language of this new statute." Liberty Counsel is a national pro-family litigation organization with hundreds of affiliate attorneys.
Janet Folger wrote the popular book, The Criminalization of Christianity, and has announced on her nationally syndicated radio program her plans to help fight the government censorship and religious infringements of Colorado's SB200.
"American RTL Action is a political 527 group headquartered a half-block from the Colorado capitol, and we're not going to hire someone cohabitating outside of marriage, let alone a homosexual," said Steve Curtis, the group's president as reported by WorldNetDaily.com. "SB200 also makes it a crime for us to publish biblical teaching on immorality, so we are prepared to violate this anti-Christian government censorship."
The media is invited to this press conference to be held just off the lobby at the Denver Tech Center Marriot at 4900 Syracuse St. at 10:15 a.m. on July 1, 2008.
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