to assist with the needs of women with unplanned pregnancies.
Freedom Banquet 2014 - October 16th
Fall Freedom Banquet 2014 has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 16th in Columbus at the Villa Milano. Featuring William Federer of The American Minute, State Auditor Dave Yost, Bob Burney of Bob Burney Live (WRFD), OCA President Chris Long with the presentation of this year's Freedom Award, and other special guests. 6:00 p.m. reception and 7:00 p.m. dinner. Celebrating the bicentennial of our National Anthem. REGISTER TODAY!
Tens of thousands of Iraqi Christians have been displaced from their homes, fleeing the Islamic State caliphate which demands facing paying heavy fines, renouncing of faith in Christ, or execution.
These Christians, whose ancestors have inhabited Northern Iraq since the first century A.D., were forced to leave with only the clothes on their backs. Their possessions, money, vehicles and personal identification papers were taken from them.
Now, many are facing the onset of cold weather in Northern Iraq without shelter or warm clothing.
The Ohio Christian Alliance is joning with Chaldean American Christians to collect and send warm winter clothing to our brothers and sisters in Iraq. Will you help?
New or gently used coats for children, women and men are needed. Please wash or dry clean the coats before donating.
WHK Radio Station, 4 Summit Park Drive, Independence OH 44131 - Saturday, September 27 and October 4 from noon to 3 p.m.
The following churches will be collecting coats through October 12
Medina First Baptist Church, 3646 Medina Road, Medina OH330-725-5853
Canton Baptist Temple, 515 Whipple Ave. NW, Canton OH 330-477-6267
High Street Baptist Church, 7399 North High Street, Columbus OH 614-888-5121
The Ohio Christian Alliance Voter Guide will cover the statewide races, including Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Auditor and Treasurer. It will also cover The Ohio House of Representatives, Ohio Senate, and Ohio's Congressional races.
Policy Luncheon Book Tour with Senator Rick Santorum in Akron/Fairlawn. Also joining us was State Treasurer Josh Mandel. Both men talked about the importance of encouraging the trades for the new economy. If America is to have a strong workin class economy, we need to give deference to those blue collar workers who need training and to business start ups that hire the trades. OCA IN THE NEWS. Click on this link to read the Plain Dealer coverage of the event.
Findings of the Citizens' Audit of more than 44 boards of elections from the 2012 November 6th Presidential Election were presented at the Ohio Statehouse on Tuesday. The audit was conducted in response to reports that we received in our office in the days leading up to and following the election of last year of suspected voter fraud, problems at polling locations, including voting machines, provisional ballots, voter identity, and irregularities. We thought it only prudent that we would investigate and follow up on these complaints and reports. The project grew in scope throughout the year, but we remained committed to seeing it through, as we received credible information that will be helpful to legislators and the Secretary of State as they seek to address these concerns regarding Ohio's elections process. We presented our findings to the Ohio General Assembly, Secretary of State, Attorney General, and members of the media in a press conference to be held this week, The information that we have collected has come from poll workers, boards of elections, and sworn statements from individuals, detailing a list of problems in the elections of the Nov 6, 2012 Presidential Election in Ohio. As the Ohio legislature considers election reform legislation, the findings of this report will prove to be helpful as they draft meaningful legislation to fix Ohio's election laws. We also submited a list of recommendations, including photo ID requirement, limiting early voting, eliminating Golden Week, and making provisional ballots a different color to eliminate confusion at the polling locations. WE HAVE POSTED OUR REPORTS AND FINDINGS ON THIS WEBSITE. Special note: The audit is ongoing. Additional information will be posted as it is made available. If you have a story that has not been told, please contact our office at 330-887-1922.
WWII Memorial Prayer Act Signed Into Law by The President
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2014 It's official – The President has signed The WWII Memorial Prayer Act (S1044) into law. Earlier this month, the bill passed The U.S. Senate in a unanimous consent measure just in time for the 70th anniversary observance of the D-Day Landings. Last week, The U.S. House of Representatives passed the measure overwhelmingly by a vote of 370-12, and yesterday, The President signed the bill into law. The Ohio Christian Alliance would like to commend the bill's sponsors, Senator Rob Portman (OH) and Senator Mary Landrieu (LA), and Congressman Bill Johnson of Ohio's 6th District, who was the House sponsor, for their support of this historic legislation that will add FDR's D-Day Landing prayer to the WWII memorial in Washington D.C.
On this, the seventieth anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France, the U.S. Senate passed by unanimous consent S 1044 the WWII Memorial Prayer Act. The Ohio Christian Alliance would like to commend the bill's sponsors, Senator Rob Portman (OH) and Senator Mary Landrieu (LA), for their support of this historic legislation that will add FDR's D-Day Landing prayer to the WWII memorial in Washington D.C. This prayer will serve as a lasting tribute to those veterans who served the cause of freedom in defending the world against tyranny and oppression.
Ohio Christian Alliance President Chris Long stated, "President Roosevelt's prayer articulated the great crusade that was underway to liberate millions suffering under tyranny. He honored the war effort and paid tribute to the fallen and those veterans who fought courageously in the conflict. It is only fitting that succeeding generations learn of this prayer that was offered at that most poignant moment in our nation's history."
Ohio's Ban on Human Cloning and Animal-Human Hybrid
Today, we applaud the reintroduction of Ohio’s Ban on Human Cloning and Animal-Human Hybrid, H.B. 308, introduced by State Representative Andy Thompson of Ohio’s 95th District, along with eleven House co-sponsors. OCA President Chris Long states, “For the past ten years, OCA along with other pro-life organizations, has been working with members of the Ohio Legislature to ban embryonic stem cell research, human cloning, and in recent years, animal-human hybrid. Some medical laboratories have delved into the surreal world of intermixing animal and human DNA with no legal or moral boundaries. These experimental practices simply are outrageous! Animal-human hybrid research is currently being conducted in England, which many in the international medical community now consider to be a rogue medical state. This experimentation has also been conducted in U.S. laboratories, thus the need for legislative language to provide guardrails.”
Leading the testimony on this legislative ban will be Dr. David Prentice of the Family Research Council who states, “HB 308 provides common sense restrictions on human cloning and animal-human hybrid in Ohio. There are no valid medical or scientific gains that exist or will come from human cloning or hybrid techniques, rather these are abuses of science and should be prohibited. Our focus should be on lifesaving methods such as adult stem cells that put the patient first.”
Ohio Christian Alliance believes that no human life should begin and end as the subject of an experiment. We attest that a process that knowingly encourages human life to be created, manipulated for research, and ultimately destroyed is immoral and should be prohibited. And all who believe that human life, including nascent human life, is a unique and precious gift from our Creator have an obligation to support efforts to ban it. The bottom line is still that any ban short of a total prohibition on human cloning further devalues the sanctity of human life. Ohio Christian Alliance commends State Representative Andy Thompson and the co-sponsors of H.B. 308 for taking the leadership role in sponsoring this key legislation.
For more information contact Chris Long 330-887-1922
Founding of America Documents Bill Passes Ohio House and Senate in a Concurrence Vote and is Sent to Governor Kasich for His Signature
The Ohio Christian Alliance celebrates the passage of S.B. 165 in the Ohio House and Ohio Senate today. This legislation entitled “The Founding of America Documents Bill” will strengthen the language currently in the Ohio Revised Code pertaining to the American History and Government curriculum to include The Declaration of Independence, The Northwest Ordinance, The Constitution of the United States with emphasis on The Bill of Rights, The Ohio Constitution, the Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers.