Children are our most valuable resource. They are the next generation, and we need to protect and nurture them. With that in mind, here’s the good and bad news for our Rhode Island kids:
The Good News. I’m glad to share this from GoLocalProv News: “McKee has now directly inserted himself into the negotiations of the Providence teacher’s union, fired the old Providence superintendent, and has personally hired the new interim superintendent. Governors don’t usually take on such an active role. He also dropped the freeze on new charter schools that was in place before he became governor in Rhode Island.”
We may have a more family friendly governor than we have had in quite a while!
You can send him a personal thank you here and encourage him to remain this way!
At the same time, though, things are far from rosy for children here in Rhode Island.
Drag Queen Story Times. It’s Pride Month and Drag Queen Story Times are once again knocking on the doors of our public libraries. They are obscene, perverted, and nothing to be proud about. On June 26th, the West Warwick Public Library will host ‘Ninny Nothin’. He’s not a role model for your child, and this is certainly not an event that deserves our tax dollars.
Family Policy Alliance has joined with two other groups to stop this event from happening.
Here’s how you can help: Let the Town Council of West Warwick know that a child’s safety is more important than perverse fads that sexualize children right in our own libraries. Email and call David Gosselin, Jr. (Democrat) Council President to say NO to putting children at risk!
David Gosselin, Jr.
School curriculum update. Not far away in North Kingstown, RI a mom made national news in her quest to obtain records of Critical Race and Gender Curriculum in the school her daughter will be attending. Now the school committee may sue to stop her! This is the story.
Your voice has an impact. We can make a difference when we take a stand for Faith and Family. Our national office reports that in 2021, more than 30 states introduced legislation to preserve female sports and 8 of them are law today! That is in large part thanks to your voice along with the voices of Americans across the country, and to the hard work of many state Family Policy Councils! In addition, legislators in more than 20 states authored bills to prohibit puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and mutilating surgeries on minors. Rep. Robin Lundstrum, an alumna of Family Policy Foundation’s Statesman Academy, sponsored the SAFE Act in Arkansas. We hope bills like this will become law throughout the country – even in Rhode Island – next year and in years to come!
Chairman, Board of Advisors, Rhode Island
Memorial Day is a time each year when we pause to remember those who laid down their lives for family, friends, and freedom. One week after the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “Those who long enjoy such privileges that we enjoy forget in time that others have died to win them.” Freedom is never really free; it is almost always bought with the blood of patriots.
Arlington National Cemetery is a stark reminder of this. I have been to Washington D.C. many times over the years, but it was not until four years ago that I visited Arlington National Cemetery. In some ways it impacted me more than all the other wonderful sights in our nation’s capital. The best way I could describe it was that I literally felt like I was standing on hallowed ground.
As a pastor, I’ve been to many cemeteries and I have conducted many funerals over the years. I consider walking a family through the grief of losing a loved one a sacred privilege. To prepare for the service, I always meet with the immediate family, spouse, parents, siblings and sometimes even grandchildren and I ask them two questions…
|1st – What are you going to miss the most?
2nd – What are you going to miss the least?
They are not just random questions, they have purpose. They are meant to stir up memories of the loved one as experienced by a variety of people who interacted with them. The different perspectives always amaze me. It affords me opportunity to reaffirm positive experiences and to facilitate forgiveness if needed for past offenses. I jot down notes that I will then use to shape the service (or memorial) and the end result is most often a well-balanced and accurate picture of the person’s life. I know I have done my job well when people comment that I really “captured” their loved one.
The goal of the service is to celebrate someone’s life and help the family with closure so they can move forward. I have to say that the process of meeting with the family is challenging but it is what I enjoy most. Life is often a mixed bag of victories and failures, wonderful memories, and regrets. Processing them all is part of a healthy grieving process. One illustration I have found to be helpful with family is to hold up a rose using it to represent the person’s life and say… “Their life was like this ROSE. I can choose to focus on the THORNS that bring pain or on the beautiful FLOWER that brings joy.”
As we observe Memorial Day Weekend, we can apply the same process to America. We are far from perfect. To be sure, our history is also a mixed bag of victories and failures, wonderful memories, and regrets, and we have to process them all together.
This weekend, while we acknowledge that there are thorns, let us not cancel out the beauty of our history, the freedom it has stood for, and the blood of the patriots who gave their lives for that freedom.
For Faith, Family and Freedom in RI,
Chairman, Board of Directors – Rhode Island
You might be wondering, what is a “Vaccine Passport?” That’s a good question, as the term has been used to mean a variety of things. At a basic level, it means proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus (or, in some cases, proof of immunity either through vaccination or a recovered case of COVID-19). Countries could require this proof of vaccination or immunity for entrance. Domestically, private business owners might choose to require the same in order for patrons to enter their establishment. For example, someone might require that to attend a sports event, concert, or even college, you must provide proof of your vaccination (or potentially of your COVID immunity).
Should private businesses be allowed to make these requirements?
Two reputable Rhode Island physicians with national recognition do not think so. Dr. Michelle Cretella and Dr. Andrew Bostom contacted me for help to pass a bill that would ban vaccine passports in our state. Rep. David Place (R-Burrville) also shares our concerns about government overreach relative to COVID-19 and the negative effects it has had and continues to have on families, schools and the economy. He views vaccine passports as another instance of that, at our request he submitted House Bill 6302 to protect Rhode Island citizens. It would ensure people in our state do not have to present proof of vaccination in order to access businesses, government property, or colleges and universities.
Both Dr Cretella and Dr. Bostom have been actively working to share their concerns about vaccine passports in recent weeks.
Dr. Michelle Cretella is the Executive Director of the American College of Pediatricians. This was her testimony at the hearings H6302:
|“The bill to ban on vaccine passports is critical. Vaccine passports are far more insidious than just mandates because they would punish those who make the informed choice not to take one of these experimental vaccines. Vaccine Passports would render all those unwilling to submit to these experimental injections second class citizens. A digital vaccine passport system is also such a gross violation of our right to privacy that even the liberal ACLU opposes it. No one has a right to our private health records, yet a vaccine passport system would make this private information available to government, businesses and others such that our COVID vaccination status would be used to deny unvaccinated individuals their most fundamental civil rights.
“From a scientific pediatric perspective, children and young adults have a near zero risk of suffering serious illness let alone death from the COVID-19 virus. Children and asymptomatic adults are not drivers of this pandemic; regarding COVID-19 children generally do not infect adults. Therefore, without long term data on the impact of these experimental vaccines on the young, it is both unethical and unscientific to mandate mass vaccination of young adults and children. Mass vaccination of this age group could result in significantly greater harm to them compared to their near zero risk from the COVID-19 virus itself.”
Dr. Andrew Bostom is a physician/epidemiologist affiliated with Brown University. His comments can also he heard on the Matt Allen program (WPRO). He said, “…a rational, ethical, true prevention model alternative to ‘vaccine passports’ would be simple notifications, as part of formal policies, by public agencies and businesses that persons with active symptomatic, febrile (feverish) respiratory illnesses stay home from work, and refrain from patronizing businesses.”
Please let your legislators know that you are in favor of House Bill 6302 and a BAN on vaccine passports. It only takes a few seconds to send a message through our Action Center.
For Faith and Family in Rhode Island,
Chairman, Board of Directors – Rhode Island
Right in their own eyes. This phrase is taken from the Book of Judges and it characterized a morally dark period in the history of Israel when as a nation they had abandoned living by God’s laws and people did whatever they felt was right in their own eyes. This could easily describe America today. God’s moral and spiritual laws are being set aside. That leaves our families open to the work of the devil whose goal is to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10). His target of choice is the most vulnerable – our children – and he is doing it in the public schools.
Rhode Island Rep. Rebecca Kislak and Sen. Tiara Mack recently introduced H5604 and S0463, respectively, which read as follows: “Every secondary school grades six (6) through twelve (12), along with abstinence, shall further provide, courses in family life or sex education appropriate for students of all races, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic and cultural backgrounds; affirmatively recognizing pleasure based sexual relations, different sexual orientations and be inclusive of same-sex relationships in discussions and examples. In addition, comprehensive course instruction shall include gender, gender expression, gender identity, and the harm of negative gender stereotypes.” (Emphasis added)
These bills might otherwise have gone unnoticed, but Family Policy Alliance exposed their content and rallied parents to speak against them at the hearings!
For now, these bills are tabled for further study. But comprehensive sex ed and the transgender craze are still very real threats and they are sweeping across America – and even across parts of the world.
The Ruth Institute (a wonderful resource for parents) recently hosted Sharon Slater, president of Family Watch International (FWI) and chair of the United Nations Family Rights Caucus. She points out that the best way to stop Comprehensive Sex Education is to expose its content, which she does in this video. Note: Viewer discretion is advised. What’s shocking is that I have to advise your discretion – and this material is meant for children to see!
Meanwhile, the transgender craze has caused what investigative reporter Abigail Shrier calls “irreversible damage,” especially to teenage girls. In her book by the same name, Shrier cautions that this craziness is targeting children as young as Kindergarten with material like the Genderbread Person (depicted below). It teaches children to separate their “sex” and “gender” from an early age, setting up minors to later decide that they need to change their body (their sex) to match their feelings about it (their gender).
Proverbs 22:6 says to “start a child in the way he should go, and when he is older, he will not turn from it.” Young minds and thought patterns are formed early. Sadly, some on the progressive Left are pushing a moral agenda on these children that may be “right in their own eyes,” but not right in the eyes of God.
Here at Family Policy Alliance, we stand firmly opposed to this dangerous agenda. We are committed to keeping parents informed so their families can THRIVE!
President, Board of Directors – Rhode Island
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I have often imagined myself there when Jesus was on trial. Pilate asked if he was a king and Jesus’ reply was, “My kingdom is not of this world.” John 18:36. And yet we read about a time in the future when the Bible says, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” Revelation 11:15.
Biblically speaking, we are living in-between those two verses and although we have come a long way in the 2,000+ years since Pilate, we are not there yet. We are on a journey and sometimes I hear God, the Father telling all of us children… “five more minutes!”
Without a doubt, the kingdoms of this 21st century world are as much in conflict with the kingdom of God as they were in the 1st century. The Biden-Harris administration (kingdom of this world) has laid out their vision for America. Here are some points of conflict that YOU should be concerned about. Their vision calls for:
- Taxpayer-funded abortion
- Redefining “sex” throughout our laws
In a very real sense, the government here in America is increasingly anti-life, anti-family, anti-religious freedom and, in a nutshell, anti-God! The spiritual storm clouds are gathering as the kingdoms clash!
But here’s the good news: they are clashing. We’re fighting back!
Rhode Island has one of the most extreme abortion laws in the nation, yet in this legislative session we saw more challenges to it in both the House and the Senate:
- The Pain-Capable Act
- The Heartbeat Bill
- Born Alive Bill
- Protection for doctors and nurses who do not want to participate in abortions.
- Regular health inspections of abortion clinics (McDonald’s restaurants are inspected more than abortion clinics!)
Despite every one of these bills being tabled for further study, the silver lining was that there were so many more pro-life bills introduced this session, by many different legislators and across party lines than in recent memory. Even as a blue state, Rhode Island seems to be following an ‘Unprecedented’ nationwide trend of over 500 pro-life bills filed in 2021 and more than 60 enacted nationwide. God really is speaking to our nation!
I believe that is a direct answer to prayer! The church in our state is waking up and responding to the challenge of being salt and light to the sin and darkness around us, and we need to keep it up. It really is a spiritual battle that will not be won by earthly means alone.
This past year in Rhode Island, Family Policy Alliance has been engaged in these kingdom conflicts by sponsoring the “Save Girls’ Sports” legislation introduced by Senator Elaine Morgan. We also provided training for conservative legislators on how to deal with difficult “hot topics” like abortion and sex-ed in our public schools. This fall, I will be teaching a course for Northpoint Bible College to help young ministers deal with these difficult cultural issues. Opportunities are increasing and your prayers and support are much needed and greatly appreciated. As the COVID restrictions are lessening, I would love the opportunity to speak to your church, missions committee, or small group.
Let me leave you with this encouragement: we must remember that none of these conflicts are a surprise to God! The late Corrie Ten Boom (who survived the Nazi Prison Camps) used to say, “I read the back of the book and, WE WIN!” The Apostle Paul also encouraged young Timothy with these words, “The One I’ve trusted in can take care of what he’s trusted me to do right to the end.” 2 Timothy 1:12 (MSG)
For Rhode Island families,
Chairman, Board of Directors – Rhode Island
I have just finished reading Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” and I highly recommend it. After reading it, this verse in Proverbs came to mind. I think it describes some of the underlying causes of racial tension, as well as the remedy:
Proverbs 13:12 (GW)
“Delayed hope makes one sick at heart,
but a fulfilled longing is a tree of life.”
Delayed and partially fulfilled promises of equality have simmered in America and are now boiling over. We can all relate to the sick feelings that hopelessness can bring. Dr. King was not only a gifted speaker, but also an equally gifted writer. He could stir the emotions of his readers, both white and black, to feel what he was feeling about racism in America. Interestingly, King’s letter was written to white clergymen who were criticizing him for what they considered acting foolishly regarding civil rights. Here are a few of Dr. King’s longings…
- He longed to hear white ministers follow the decree for integration because it was morally right, and acknowledge that people of color were their “brothers.”
- He longed to see the church become a “thermostat’” that transformed the morals of society instead of a “thermometer’” that just recorded popular opinion.
- He longed to see today’s church recover the sacrificial spirit of the early church. He feared that “it would lose its authenticity, forfeit the loyalty of millions, and be dismissed as an irrelevant social club with no relevant meaning for today.”
In essence, Dr. King was writing to the Church-at-large. Nowhere does he talk about rioting, socialism, cancel culture, or re-writing history. But he was using his voice and influence to bring about much needed change. His method was to encourage ‘nonviolent direct action’ to create a crisis that would force the communities to respond to injustices against people of color. I think it is safe to say, the crisis is clear and there is a need to carry the work further. We may have made progress in racial equality over the years, but obviously we have a long way to go.
Will you join me in dedicating the month of May to pray for racial reconciliation, first in in Rhode Island and then in our nation? Please make this scripture part of your prayer:
Galatians 3:28 (MSG), “In Christ’s family there can be no division into Jew and non-Jew, slave and free, male and female. Among us you are all equal. That is, we are all in a common relationship with Jesus Christ.”
For Faith and Families,
Chairman, Board of Directors – Rhode Island
Matthew 22:17-22 (ESV) “Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?” But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why put me to the test, you hypocrites? Show me the coin for the tax.” And they brought him a denarius. And Jesus said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” They said, “Caesar’s.” Then he said to them, “Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” When they heard it, they marveled, and they left him and went away.”
Differentiating between the spiritual and the secular can be a challenge, but it is a skill we must develop, especially for the times we live in.
Dr. Wayne Grudem references Jesus’ words concerning what belongs to Caesar and what belongs to God in his book Politics According to the Bible. Grudem points out that what Jesus says, “is a remarkable statement because he shows that there are to be two different spheres of influence, one for the government and one for the people of God.”
Within the sphere of the government, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. proved that leveraging the church’s influence can be very effective. It was Dr. King who said, “the church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state. It must be the guide and the critic of the state, and never its tool.” And then he gave this warning, “If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority.”
Today, the zeal Dr. King called for is leveraged more towards economic issues (like taxes) and less towards the moral issues. Economics is what occupies much of the activity at our Rhode Island State House. A piece of Green Legislation that would mandate Rhode Island achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 easily passed through the General Assembly and was signed into law by Governor McKee. At the same time 5 Pro-Life bills, “Save Girls’ Sports,” and Comprehensive Sex Ed legislation were tabled for further study.
Can the Church in Rhode Island recapture its prophetic zeal? I believe it can and may be on the verge of doing so. In August of 2013, same-sex marriage was legally recognized in Rhode Island despite a valiant effort by many churches in our state to prevent it. This discouraged many pastors who began to feel that trying to influence legislators was fruitless and a waste of time. But that is changing! Legislation promoting immorality, especially in our public schools, is awakening the concern of parents and legislators alike. According to Senator Jessica de la Cruz, the voice of legislators in our state who are concerned about faith and family is getting louder.
I think she’s right. Here are just a few reasons why:
- The move to label churches as “non-essential” met with pushback both in Rhode Island and in nearby Massachusetts. Churches are becoming pro-active in defense of religious freedom.
- This Fall, I will be teaching a course for Northpoint Bible College that will teach young ministerial students how to engage with these hot topics in a winsome, Christ-like way.
- Also, this Fall, the Ministry Training Network of RI, a ministry made up of evangelical churches will sponsor a conference on “Biblical Sexuality.” Their goal is to awaken Rhode Island churches and help them understand and address the difficult issues of sexuality that are affecting our congregations and to do it in a Christ-like manner.
So, let’s not be weary in well-doing and take the advice of Jesus to ”Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”
President – Board of Directors, Rhode Island
I was recently introduced via email to someone from Texas. I said, “Welcome, I’ve been trying to figure how many Rhode Islands could fit inside of Texas, but I gave up.” Her reply came back… “curiosity got the best of me, so I had to look it up and it’s 243 x’s!” I had a good chuckle at that!
Did you know that along with Rhode Island being the smallest of the 50 states we are also considered to be the most biblically illiterate, according to Christian pollster George Barna? In parallel to that, we have a very low ratio of conservatives to liberals, and that makes passing bills reflecting a Judeo-Christian ethic very difficult. But no matter how small we are, and how big the challenges, with the resurrection power of Jesus Christ we are capable of great things. I often draw great encouragement from Zechariah 4:10, “Do not despise the day of small things, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin.”
And, new things are beginning in our very liberal state. Last month, Family Policy Alliance helped Senator Elaine Morgan introduce Senate Bill 0638, the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act. Please pray for its passage!
Recently, Mike Stenhouse of the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity interviewed Senator Morgan along with Dr. Michelle Cretella, the Executive Director of the American College of Pediatricians. You can watch their “In the Dugout” interview here on YouTube!
Please also send your Senator a message by clicking here, encouraging them to support the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act. And, when you’re done, consider calling them with the same message!
To further help Rhode Islanders understand the issue of transgenderism and its effect on Rhode Island youths, we partnered again with Dr. Cretella and the American College of Pediatricians to host a virtual training to further explain the ‘science’ and ‘medical’ aspect of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones. Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island not only performs abortions but also dispenses hormones to our youth. Often, this happens without parental knowledge or a doctor’s prescription.
If you would like to view this training, please reply to this email and let me know so that I can send it to you.
And there is more! Rep. David Place emailed me to let me know that last week 4 pro-life bills were introduced relating to “Born- Alive Infant Protection.” There was even some bi-partisan sponsorship. Each of these bills aims to help infants who are born alive, perhaps after an attempted abortion, to receive the medical care they deserve.
Here they are:
|House Bill No. 5037
BY Perez ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – BORN-ALIVE INFANT PROTECTION ACT (provide for the duties and obligations of medical personnel in certain circumstances.)House Bill No. 5552
BY Perez, Hull, Vella-Wilkinson, ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS — BOARD OF MEDICAL LICENSURE AND DISCIPLINE (Makes it unprofessional conduct for a physician not to take all reasonable steps to ensure that a viable fetus being carried by their patient is brought to term.)House Bill No. 5579
BY Perez, Hull, Vella-Wilkinson ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – CHILDREN (Crime for medical personnel not to provide reasonable medical care to newborn baby.)
House Bill No. 5582
These 4 Born-Alive bills join these other pro-life measures which were introduced earlier in the year:
|House Bill No. 5865
BY Place, Quattrocchi, Chippendale, Nardone Entitled, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — RHODE ISLAND PAIN-CAPABLE UNBORN (Bans abortion of pre-born babies who have reached the gestational age at which they can feel pain – currently recognized to be 20 weeks after fertilization.)House Resolution No. 5996
BY McLaughlin, Fellela, Diaz RECOGNIZING THE FETUS AS A HUMAN LIFE UPON THE EXISTENCE OF A HEARTBEAT (This resolution recognizes the heartbeat as a significant indicator of life in the womb – heartbeat or flutter is detectable at 18 to 24 days after fertilization.)
We have a long way to go but good things are happening. Please pray that God would call more people with a biblical worldview to every level of government in Rhode Island. This is the best way to make Rhode Island a state where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished.
And, remember the Apostle Paul’s admonition to young Timothy that, “prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for… kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior…” 1 Timothy 2:1-3
Chairman – Board of Directors – Rhode Island
“What is Truth?” This was the question Pontius Pilate asked Jesus just before he sent him to be scourged and crucified, and it is the same question being asked by multitudes today. Pilate’s words are echoed in the oft-repeated statement in today’s culture that says, “What is true for you may not be true for me.” Ironically, it seems there is both a great hunger for truth and yet at the same time there is a great denial of it. Transgender ideology as it relates to girls’ sports is a case in point.
If we care about Rhode Island youth we need to ask: are there consequences for allowing biological males to compete in girls’ sports? Well, the science – the truth – says the following:
- When they are matched for training, males will be larger, faster, and stronger than females. Genetically speaking every cell in a male’s body is still male, regardless of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones or surgeries.
- A male who self-identifies as a female and is taking estrogen still retains some of the physical advantages he gained during puberty.
- If we allow males onto female teams, we are essentially turning girls’ sports into co-ed sports – that is, eliminating any true “girls’ sports.” Males not only threaten the safety of females, but also the opportunities available to them. This happened in Connecticut when two transgender sprinters, Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood, frequently outperformed their competitors, winning a combined 15 girls’ state championship races between 2017 and 2020. The races that they won – and any opportunities that arose from those wins – should have gone to females.
Senate Bill 0638, the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act,” is a way to keep that from happening in Rhode Island. It draws a simple line: to compete in girls’ sports, you have to be a girl. Rhode Island is one of 30 states with legislation like this, and already three states (Idaho, Arkansas, Mississippi) have successfully made the bill into law!
Chairman, Board of Directors – Rhode Island
P.S. This coming Monday (April 5) at 7:30 PM, we are hosting a 1 hour Zoom info session on this issue. It will feature Dr. Michelle Cretella, the Executive Director of the American College of Pediatricians. (Check your in box for an invitation.)
Did you know? Before 1972, only one in 27 girls played sports, according to the Women’s Sports Foundation. Today, though, two in five girls play sports.
What changed? Importantly, Congress passed Title IX. This law prevents sex discrimination in education – including sports. That means that girls in federally funded schools can have equal access to their own sports teams, equipment, competitions, etc.
Thanks to increased funding and institutional opportunities, an article in the World Economic Forum reports that there has been “a 545% increase in the percentage of women playing college sports and a 990% increase in the percentages of women playing high school sport.”
But all this could be lost to young girls in Rhode Island.
Increasingly, there is a push to allow males who identify as female to compete in girls’ sports. That poses a problem: biological males naturally have greater muscle mass, bone density, and cardiovascular capacity than females, even when taking cross-sex hormones – not to mention obvious advantages like height. When males compete in girls’ sports, the competition can be over before it starts. Males end up taking championship titles, scholarships, and other opportunities reserved for females.
That’s not only unfair, but it undermines the work of those who fought to give girls equal access to their own sports teams in the first place.
Female athletes deserve a level playing field, and that means ensuring that all players are female. That’s why Senators Elaine Morgan, Jessica de la Cruz, Leonidas Raptakis, and Frank Lombardo III have introduced Senate Bill 0638, the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act.” The bipartisan bill makes a simple requirement: to compete in girls’ sports, you have to be a girl. It aims to protect girls’ sports and ensure that the next generation of female athletes have access to the hard-fought opportunities reserved for them.
This bill to Save Girls’ Sports will need your support to even make it to the floor for a vote. Be on the lookout in the weeks to come as we will share ways you can help take a stand!
Today, here are three action steps you can take:
- Get the facts. This an important subject and we want you to be well-informed. To help with this, Family Policy Alliance has partnered with Mike Stenhouse and the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity. Mike will be interviewing the bill’s author Senator Elaine Morgan along with Dr. Michelle Cretella, the Executive Director of the American College of Pediatricians.
In addition to discussing the bill, they will share the scientific facts about men who feel they are women and are pursuing that via cross-sex hormones and surgeries. You can watch it LIVE here TODAY Wednesday, March 24th at 4 PM. It will also be recorded for later viewing.
- Join our Facebook group. Come join our Rhode Island Informed Parents Facebook Group! We are involved in saving girls’ sports and fighting against things like recreational marijuana and Comprehensive Sex Education in public schools.
- Consider giving to Family Policy Alliance’s efforts in Rhode Island. Every day we’re working to make Rhode Island a state where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished. We can only do it with your help and prayerful participation. Please consider a one-time gift or partnering with us monthly.
For a better Rhode Island,
Chairman, Board of Directors – Rhode Island