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OCA E-News Index
Ohio Christian Alliance sends out occasional news alerts and updates via email.  Below is a listing of the latest emails sent.  If you would like to receive E-News from OCA and have not yet signed up, you may do so here.
 

OCA Statement concerning the Texas elections case before the U.S. Supreme Court

Wed, Jan 20th, 2021 10:24:00 pm

OCA Statement concerning the Texas elections case before the U.S. Supreme Court


400 Years Ago This Week The Mayflower Compact Was Signed

Mon, Nov 23rd, 2020 10:21:00 am

400 Years Ago This Week The Mayflower Compact Was Signed
The Pilgrims came to the New World, guided by the hand of God. They came for religious liberty. Though small in number, 102 souls, they were mighty in faith and simple conviction, determined to carve out a new life in a new land. They made peace with the inhabitants of the land and demonstrated their Christian faith in practical ways, which was a witness to those who observed them in their lives and practice of worship.

THE MAYFLOWER COMPACT
In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are under-written, the loyal subjects of our dread sovereign Lord, King James, by the grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, etc.


Having undertaken, for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith, and honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God, and one of another, covenant and combine our selves together into a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the Colony, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witness whereof we have hereunder subscribed our names at Cape Cod, the eleventh of November [New Style, November 21], in the year of the reign of our sovereign lord, King James, of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth. Anno Dom. 1620.  

Numerous events were scheduled for this 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims' Landing. Due to COVID-19, many events were postponed until 2021. The Ohio Christian Alliance will be working with the Plymouth Rock Foundation, as we will take several tour groups to Plymouth. We will provide details in January. Make plans to join us in Plymouth in 2021. Visit the Plymouth Rock Foundation for additional information.


On this Veterans Day, the gift of prayer to our veterans as a lasting tribute to their sacrifice and service.

Sun, Nov 15th, 2020 4:57:00 pm

On this Veterans Day, the gift of prayer to our veterans as a lasting tribute to their sacrifice and service.


The Mall in Washington contains monument displays as enduring tributes to our war veterans and those who served us in time of peace, helping to keep America safe and free. As you walk around Washington D.C., you see many statutes representing our Civil War veterans who helped to save the Union. 


The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, known as “The Wall,” is a solemn reminder of those who served and died in the Vietnam War. The Korean War Memorial on the opposite end of The Mall is a tribute to those veterans who served us in what is known as “The Forgotten War.” And then, there is the WWII Memorial that stands between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, honoring the 16 million Americans that served us in WWII. With its Pacific and Atlantic arches, and pillars that honor each of the states and U.S. Territories from which the veterans served, it stands as a fitting tribute to that Great Generation of Americans who answered the call to fight against tyranny in Europe and in the Pacific.


The WWII Memorial that was dedicated in 2004 did not have a prayer, a scripture verse, or a reference to God anywhere on it. In 2011, the Ohio Christian Alliance encouraged members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate to introduce legislation to add FDR’s D-Day Landing Prayer in its entirety at the WWII Memorial. S 1044, sponsored by U.S. Senator Rob Portman, passed by unanimous consent in the U.S. Senate on the eve of the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings. On June 30, 2014, President Obama signed the bill into law. The legislation stipulated that the Prayer’s addition would not be paid for by tax dollars, but by private donations.


Over the past six years since the bill’s signing, the Ohio Christian Alliance with the Friends of the WWII Memorial has been working on raising the funding for the Prayer’s addition. Small donations came in from across the country from veterans and family members of veterans for the prayer’s inclusion at the WWII Memorial. The overall project is between $2 million and $3 million, and now we can report that a major grant has been provided for the Prayer’s inclusion. What remains is the final design and construction, with a dedication date of June 2022. So, on this Veterans Day, we at the Ohio Christian Alliance and the Christian Alliance of America are pleased to say thank you to all of our veterans.  Now by God’s grace, we are able to fulfill the promise we made. This wonderful historic Presidential Prayer that FDR prayed with the nation on the evening of the D-Day Landings will now be a permanent addition at the WWII Memorial as a lasting tribute to these veterans for their sacrifice and service for the cause of liberty.

THE D-DAY PRAYER PLAQUE HAS BEEN ON DISPLAY AT THE WWII MEMORIAL FOR 15 MONTHS. NOW THE D-DAY PRAYER FULL AND GRAND DESIGN WILL BE THE PERMANENT ADDITION OF THE PRAYER DEDICATION DATE OF JUNE OF 2022!


Censorship – An Information War is Raging. Our Liberty is at Stake.

Sun, Nov 15th, 2020 4:55:00 pm

Censorship – An Information War is Raging.
Our Liberty is at Stake.

There is an information war that is taking place right now in America. The social media platforms of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and the search engine Google, along with major media of ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, and now FOX News, are censoring free speech. Ohio Christian Alliance and Christian Alliance of America, along with a number of conservative groups and political campaigns, have had their messages censored and ad requests denied repeatedly over the last two election cycles. The Ohio Christian Alliance is a non-partisan organization. We do not publicly endorse or support any political party or candidate, yet Facebook has denied the OCA and CAA  in both 2018 and 2020 from running a promotional ad for our state and national voter guides.  After the 2018 Election, we brought our concerns to the attention of members of Congress and the U.S. Senate. Some Congressional hearings were held, as they brought in the CEOs of the big tech companies, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Jack Dorsey of Twitter, and Sundar Pichai of Google. However, nothing was done to truly correct the problem. Now those same members of Congress experienced the censorship in their own political campaigns, to their chagrin.


Many people are upset with FOX News right now, and have turned off their TV sets. Once a reliable alternative to the liberal major media, FOX has now become one of them.


THIS ELECTION IS NOT OVER. The President and his legal team are tracking down serious reports and documentation of voter fraud in various battleground states that will make this election much closer. The premature announcement by FOX News, the AP, and others, that Joe Biden had won the election is just that – premature.


Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has filed an amicus brief  with the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the ruling that extended the deadline for absentee ballots in Pennsylvania. On Sunday, the Michigan legislature held a rare emergency session to investigate possible election irregularities. Whistle blowers are coming forward across the country who worked in boards of elections, and sworn affidavits are being secured as evidence for the court cases. What other video, documentation, or electronic transmission evidence that legal teams are amassing is yet unknown. What is known is that the information is being suppressed by major media and social platforms of Facebook Twitter, YouTube, and Google.


There have been a number of conservative personalities that have already left FOX News in the last several days, including Diamond and Silk and Judge Jeanine Pirro who had her Saturday night program cancelled because she was going to report on voter fraud. The FOX News decision desk was led by a well-known Democratic operative Arnon Mishkin who had worked on several Democratic campaigns. Conservatives who tuned in on the night of the election were stunned and angered that FOX News would not call obvious states for Trump, but went out of their way to call early states for Joe Biden. When the dust settled, conservatives had enough; they are leaving FOX News in droves. They are finding alternative media sources such as Newsmax, One News Now, Knewz, Breitbart, CBN, and Epoch Times, as well as Dennis Prager, Mark Levin, Dan Bongino, and The Blaze. The Ohio Christian Alliance is urging its members to move to Parler as one option for free uncensored communication.


What this means is that there is a revolution underway with conservatives getting their message out in different ways. The Ohio Christian Alliance is using its email list, text messaging, and phone announcements. New social platforms will be utilized as they become available. We will be leaving Twitter and Facebook. You can always reach us at our websites of www.ohioca.org and www.CAAmerica.org. One of the new options we are using is Parler. You can find us on Parler @Chrislong714. We will keep you updated on other options. A good alternative to Google for a search engine is DuckDuckGo. They will not track you or capture your information. To join Parler, click on the icon below and follow the steps for signup. Be patient; their website is inundated currently, as people are leaving Twitter and other liberal social media platforms.


Why the LGBTQ Special Rights Ordinance Referendum Isn’t on the Ballot for the City of Medina

Sat, Oct 31st, 2020 11:13:00 am


  


Breaking News! Major grant provided to help fund the D-Day Prayer Project. Here is the press release from Senator Portman's office this afternoon.

Fri, Oct 23rd, 2020 4:22:00 am

Breaking News! Major grant provided to help fund the D-Day Prayer Project. Here is the press release from Senator Portman's office this afternoon.

CINCINNATI, OH – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and U.S. Representative Bill Johnson (R-OH) applauded the news that the Lilly Endowment Inc. has committed the funding needed to install a plaque with the text of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “D-Day Prayer” on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
The World War II Memorial Prayer Act, authored by Portman and Johnson, was signed into law in 2014 and directed the Secretary of the Interior to add a plaque or inscription of the prayer in the area of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered this prayer to the nation on the morning of June 6, 1944, the day the Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy which ultimately turned the tide of World War II. Many consider D-Day to be the single most important moment of the 20th century.
The location of the plaque has been determined to be at the Circle of Remembrance, near the World War II Memorial. The legislation requires that the plaque comply with the Commemorative Works Act and prohibits the use of federal funding. The project is being led by the Friends of the World War II Memorial and is expected to be completed on the 78th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 2022. 
On the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, Portman led a reading of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s D-Day Prayer and previewed the placement of a temporary plaque at the Circle of Remembrance inscribed with the words of the prayer.
“D-Day was a day of monumental loss and monumental triumph,” said Portman. “The fate of the free world rested on the shoulders of the brave young men charging onto the beaches of Normandy, and President Roosevelt’s prayer that day helped to comfort the nation in a time of great uncertainty. I’m glad that his words will soon take their proper place in our memorial to the war that changed the course of history.”
“I stand in awe of the sacrifices made by those who fought in World War II – that Greatest Generation — and deeply appreciate all Americans who have answered our nation’s call to defend our freedoms and way of life,” said Johnson. “President Roosevelt had a tremendous weight on his shoulders the morning of June 6, 1944, as he sent 73,000 U.S. soldiers into enemy territory to defeat evil. He knew the great endeavor our warriors were embarking on would be tremendously dangerous, and that we would need God’s help…so, he turned to God to find comfort and peace for our nation. Now, thanks to the generosity and determination of so many, the plaque bearing his inspirational prayer, “Let Our Hearts Be Stout,” will forever be remembered at the World War II Memorial.”
 
“The Ohio Christian Alliance would like to thank the Lilly Endowment Inc. for their generous grant that will help make the addition of this historical Presidential prayer a reality at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. We would also like to thank Senator Rob Portman, the sponsor of S. 1044, the legislation that made the addition of the prayer possible,” said Chris Long, President, Ohio Christian Alliance. “The prayer’s addition will serve as a lasting tribute to the 16 million Americans who served us in WWII. President Roosevelt’s prayer articulated the great crusade that was underway to liberate millions suffering under tyranny. He addressed the concerns of those who had family members serving in the war effort, and paid honor to the fallen and those veterans who fought courageously in the conflict. It is fitting that succeeding generations learn of this prayer that was offered at that most poignant moment in our nation’s history.”


“Friends of the National World War II Memorial is grateful to Sen. Portman for introducing the legislation in 2014 to add FDR’s D-Day prayer to the World War II Memorial,” said Holly Rotondi, executive director of Friends of the National World War II Memorial. “The Circle of Remembrance will finally be complete with the generous gift from Lilly Endowment, Inc. and visitors can continue to gather at the Memorial, reflect on the lessons of World War II and learn how unifying our country was and can be.”
 
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War Zone Columbus Still Boarded Up

Mon, Aug 24th, 2020 9:00:00 am

Protests turned into riots on May 28th as outside agitators provided implements of destruction to conduct riotous activities on Broad and High Streets. Businesses and restaurants became targets of the destruction as rioters broke windows and doors and then began looting. The Ohio Statehouse itself was targeted with 27 broken windows, the front doors were compromised, and the building was rushed and ransacked by anarchists.  The handful of Highway Patrolmen who were on duty were shaken by the experience. Columbus Police came to their aid, deploying teargas and firing wooden bullets (knee-knockers) at the anarchists.  Fourteen arrests were made, but all charges have since been dropped by the City Law Director


This is an urgent message from the Ohio Christian Alliance:

Sun, Aug 9th, 2020 3:49:00 pm

This is an urgent message from the Ohio Christian Alliance:


Churches have notified the Ohio Christian Alliance that they have been harassed and threatened by county health departments over the face mask mandate issue. If your church has been contacted by county health officials, please fill out this form, and our staff will get back with you. We are compiling a list of churches throughout the state that have been contacted by county health departments in the last several weeks since the face mask statewide mandate went into effect. We are providing this information to statewide officials so that they can address this issue with the local health departments.

Click here to read the full report


Destruction at the Ohio Statehouse. Governor DeWine – We urge you to protect the People’s House.

Sat, Jun 20th, 2020 8:08:00 am

Destruction at the Ohio Statehouse. Governor DeWine – We urge you to protect the People’s House.

For the second time in three weeks, the Ohio Statehouse fell victim to extensive vandalism, as protesting vandals (anarchists) yesterday afternoon in broad daylight defaced much of the Statehouse grounds, including the Ohio State Motto emblem, the war memorials, The Holocaust Memorial, and the steps and pillars at the Ohio Statehouse. OCA has learned through a 9-1-1 call recording that the Columbus Police Department was aware of the protest and the stopping of traffic on High Street, but as you will hear in the audio, the officer tells the man whose car has been stopped by protestors that there is nothing they can do, as Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther had told the police to stand down.


Urgent Letter to Governor DeWine

Sat, Jun 6th, 2020 1:56:00 am

Dear Governor DeWine,                                                                                 June 5, 2020

I am writing you today concerning the COVID-19 shutdown policy for nursing homes and health care facilities. We are now entering the fourth month of a lockdown on nursing homes across the State of Ohio. Husbands, wives, children, and loved ones have not been able to go in and visit their family members in Ohio’s nursing homes. Our elderly who deserve visits, care and the expression of respect from those who love them have been denied this since the order went into effect


Saving Constitutional Studies in the Ohio Classroom

Thu, May 21st, 2020 10:56:00 am

Your Calls are Needed to Save Constitutional Studies in the Ohio Classroom

H.B. 239, the reduce end-of-course assessments bill that is currently in the Primary and Secondary Education Committee in the Ohio House, is scheduled for a fourth hearing and possible vote this Wednesday, May 20th at 3:00 p.m. in room 121. 

H.B.239 threatens to kill the requirement of Constitutional studies in the Ohio classroom from grades 8-12. Ohio Currently requires the teaching of the Founding American Documents of our Republic in all 88 school districts, with an end of course exam requirement that assures the subject matter will be taught.


National Day of Prayer Special Broadcast

Thu, May 7th, 2020 10:08:00 am

National Day of Prayer Special Broadcast

II Chronicles 7:14 If my people which are called by name shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land


COVID-19 Shutdown Report

Sun, Apr 26th, 2020 2:06:00 pm

April Newsletter COVID-19 Shutdown Report


Join Us In Fasting and Prayer Today

Mon, Apr 13th, 2020 8:59:00 am

Join Us In Fasting and Prayer Today

The Christian Alliance of America is joining a fellowship of evangelical churches through The Gospel Coalition in a day of fasting and prayer concerning COVID-19.


We are asking that God lift the plague that is spreading among the people from nation to nation. We are calling on the mercy of God to hear the prayer of His people.


II Chronicles 7: 13,14


"If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;

If my people which are called by my name shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."


Good News About the Parks!

Fri, Apr 3rd, 2020 9:45:00 am

Governor DeWine today announced in the press conference the extension of the stay at home order through May 1st.

Good news about the parks! The Governor made special mention that state parks will remain open.

The Ohio Christian Alliance thanks Governor DeWine for hearing our concerns about the importance of the parks and biking/hiking trails to remain open for Ohioans to go outside and get fresh air, sunshine, and exercise as they continue to observe social distancing.


Ohio Christian Alliance Stands with Voting Citizens of Medina City and Files Lawsuit to Secure Their Voting Rights

Sat, Feb 8th, 2020 11:43:00 am

Ohio Christian Alliance Stands with Voting Citizens of Medina City and Files Lawsuit to Secure Their Voting Rights


Candidate Surveys Are in the Mail

Sat, Feb 8th, 2020 11:42:00 am

Candidate Surveys Are in the Mail


This Week OCA in the News

Sat, Feb 8th, 2020 11:36:00 am

This Week OCA in the News


H.B. 369 SOGI Bill scheduled for proponent hearing Tuesday Feb 4th Your calls needed!

Sat, Feb 1st, 2020 12:28:00 pm

H.B. 369 SOGI Bill scheduled for proponent hearing Tuesday, Feb 4th Your calls needed!

UPDATE: THE CIVIL JUSTICE COMMITTEE Chaired by Rep. Steve Hambley has scheduled a hearing on H.B. 369 THE LGBTQ SPECIAL RIGHTS BILL for Tuesday February 4th at 2:00 p.m. room 114
 

Urgent Action Alert - Call Members of the House Committee to Stop H.B. 369 LGBTQ Special Rights Bill

 

Radical homosexuals are pushing an LGBTQ special rights bill at the Ohio House Civil Justice Committee, chaired by Rep. Steve Hambley of Medina (District 69). The legislation is scheduled for its second hearing on Tuesday, February 4th, a proponent testimony hearing.

OCA President Chris Long stated, "It is urgent for people of faith across the State of Ohio to make calls, send emails and letters to their state representatives, expressing their concern over this radical special-rights bill. After speaking with members of the clergy across the state, the concern is real. This legislation appears to be on a fast track for passage, and it is urgent that people of faith flood the phone lines at the Ohio Statehouse. We would like to thank Mission America and Ohio Value Voters for joining us in opposing this legislation. This legislative push is about to awaken a sleeping giant in our state."

  

What's wrong with this bill? -

·     The language is ambiguous and nondescript. 

·     It provides for special rights, not equal rights.

·     It presents a real threat to religious liberty for churches, synagogues, and houses of worship statewide.

·     If the bill were to become law, church treasuries would be drained from legal battles for years to come.

·     It violates the privacy rights of women and children by allowing members of the opposite sex to use bathrooms, locker rooms, showers, and athletic programs of their perceived sexual orientation.

Your privacy and religious liberty rights are about to be violated unless you act today!

 

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Click here to read pages 49, 50, and 51.

 

CALL MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE TODAY AT THIS LINK.

 

So PLEASE make calls to these committee members asap, and plan to attend this meeting if you can— Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2:00 pm, Room 114 at the Statehouse.

Representative Stephen D. Hambley (R) Chair

District 69

Phone (614) 466-8140

Representative Thomas F. Patton (R) Vice Chair

District 7

Phone (614) 466-4895

Representative Jim Butler

District 4

Phone (614) 644-6008

Representative Jamie Callender (R)

District 61

Phone (614) 644-6074

Representative Robert R. Cupp

District 4

Phone (614) 466-9624

Representative Brett Hudson Hillyer (R)

District 98

Phone (614) 466-8035

Representative Derek Merrin (R)

District 47

Phone (614) 466-1731

Representative Bill Seitz (R)

District 30

Phone (614) 466-8258

Representative D. J. Swearingen

District 89

Phone (614) 644-6011


March For Life and Nick Sandman one year later.

Sat, Jan 18th, 2020 6:25:00 am

March For Life and Nick Sandman one year later.


 
 
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