CONCERNED WOMEN FOR AMERICA OF WASHINGTON
JUNE 23, 2010
Dear CWA of Washington Member,
John Jay was appointed by President George Washington as the first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. He was a Founding Father, a member of the First and Second Continental Congresses, helped get the Constitution ratified, and served the new nation in several other significant roles. In October of 1816, Jay made this statement:
Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.
We are being bombarded with lies about the founding of this nation, including the lie that the Bible did not provide the fundamental principles that undergird our liberties and rights. For the secularists to declare that it is unconstitutional for the church to have any role in government is patently foolish, since all our founding documents mention the Creator. For example:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government
In Congress, July 4, 1776. The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America
As U. S. citizens, we can alter our government through elections. As Christians, we are exhorted to pray and intercede and give thanks for “all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence” (I Timothy 2:1-3), yet it is extremely challenging to pray and be thankful for leaders who make laws against the very religion that allows so much choice. Please take John Jay’s statement seriously and educate yourself and others on the principles of those running for office, whether at the local, state or national level, and perhaps even consider setting up a voter registration table at your church to involve fellow believers in the direction of our culture.
VOTER REGISTRATION: It is discouraging that so many Christians are not registered to vote and that of those registered so many neglect to vote. How can we grumble about the choices made and the direction of our county, state or nation if we don’t take responsibility to register, research and then “select and prefer Christians for (our) rulers”?
To vote in either the August 17 primary or the November 2 general elections, your registration has to be postmarked at least thirty (30) days prior to the election. You may pick up a “Mail-In Voter Registration Form” at any public library or school. Usually they will let you have 5-10, but for more contact your county elections department (under government listings in your telephone directory). For more information or assistance, call the Secretary of State’s toll-free Voter Information Hotline at 1-800-448-4881or go online at www.vote.wa.gov.
PRAYER NEEDED: I have written before about the freedom-of-conscience issue in Washington State. Here is an update on that situation:
On June 15 Federal District Judge Ronald Leighton ruled against a motion for summary judgment on an appeal from the State of Washington that would have forced an Olympia pharmacy to sell the “plan B” drug, also known as the morning after pill.
While this is a temporary victory for sanctity of life, constitutional right of religious freedom and the right of conscience, the battle is far from over. A trial is scheduled to begin on July 26th in Judge Leighton’s Court in Tacoma. The outcome of this trial and any subsequent appeals will have an impact on the right of conscience in the area of sanctity of life for not just pharmacies, but for all health care providers. If the government can force any segment of healthcare to violate their right of conscience, the door is open for government to take away that right from all.
Please pray that all future court rulings will favor constitutional rights for all health care providers to exercise right of conscience and religious freedom.
CWA OF WASHINGTON IS ON THE MOVE AGAIN! There will be a CWA meeting at the Red Lion at the Quay in Vancouver, Washington, on Saturday, July 24. You may come for lunch at noon ($8.50-$14.00) and/or for the 1:00 p.m. meeting (complimentary coffee and dessert). Come for fellowship with other CWA members, prayer, updates on our activities and a citizen activist workshop. Please mark your calendar if you live in the Vancouver area and bring a friend who is concerned about the direction of our country and wants to learn about Concerned Women for America’s mission and projects.
WE ARE GRATEFUL AND THANK YOU for your prayers and your financial gifts in support of Concerned Women for America of Washington. The vision of CWA of Washington is to be an instrument for the Lord to use to educate people on Judeo-Christian values and to instill these values into the culture of the state of Washington.
In His Service,
CWA of Washington
P. O. Box 143
Woodinville, WA 98072