The Colorado House passed the horrific sex-ed bill sending it on to the Senate. That was expected. But the debate on the floor of the House was stunning with legislators claiming that Colorado schools were not adequately pro-LGBT and that God was not present in the House chamber. The bill is appalling, and the decorum has been worse.
Because of the nature of this debate and what is at stake, our partners at Colorado Family Action are hosting a prayer meeting around the Capital building on February 27th from noon to 1pm. Participants are encouraged to also make time to visit the Capitol after the walk to meet with their legislators.
Here is what you need to know:
Colorado Capitol Prayer Meeting
February 27, 2018
Noon – 1:00 PM
On the public sidewalk surrounding the capitol building
200 E. Colfax Ave.
After the Prayer Meeting Visit Your Legislator
- To find your Colorado State Senator, go to the Family Policy Alliance Action Center and input your zipcode and/or address to find your legislator’s Capitol office location
- Pre-write a card thank your senator for their work and asking them to vote no on HB1032
- Clearly present your position on the bill if you get to speak directly with your senator: (i.e.: I am here today to ask for your “NO” vote on HB1032)
- Use the HB1032 talking points as evidence to support your position (see below)
- Thank the legislator for their time
Click HERE to view a Google parking map.
Entering the Capitol:
North entrance (Colfax Avenue and Sherman Street), first floor public and group entrance.
South entrance (14th Avenue and Sherman Street), basement (ground) level visitors with special needs should use this entrance.
- Upon entering the building each person passes through a security check. Please do not bring firearms, knives or other weaponry.
- Signs, banners, clapping and cheering are not permitted inside the galleries or committee hearing rooms.
- It tells local school districts that on sex education, it’s “our way or the highway.” That’s not a choice for local schools—it’s a threat. And it violates the state constitution’s protection of local school boards having the sole authority to determine curriculum what we as parents elect them to do.
- It makes clear that families whose faith influences their views on sexuality, and those who view a person’s sex as a biological fact, are NOT welcome in Colorado schools. In fact, it censors religious beliefs or traditional views on sex and sexuality.
- It not only discourages parents from being involved—it’s a hostile takeover of parental rights. The bill provides no clear way for parents to opt their children out of the state’s preferred sexuality curriculum. Parents have the absolute right to teach their children about healthy relationships and sexual values.
- It displays a strange obsession with whom our children are sexually attracted to, how often they’re having sex, and what kind of sex they’re having. Yet factually, most of our students are not having sex with anyone. The number of youth having sex has dropped significantly since the ‘80’s and even more in the past 10 years, with the majority of teens choosing abstinence.
- This bill forces children as young as nine-years-old to learn graphic details about LGBT “sexual experiences.”
We hope to see you there!
The Family Policy Alliance Team