The Rundown: Looking down on religion

April 20th, 2017

From the Playground to The Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court heard an incredibly important case yesterday that will decide whether the government has the right to discriminate against religious organizations.

Our friends at Alliance Defending Freedom are representing a church that runs a preschool and daycare center, which was excluded from a Missouri program that provides grants to purchase rubberized surface material (made of recycled tires) for children’s playgrounds. Although the state highly ranked the center as qualified for the program, it denied the center’s application solely because a church runs the daycare.

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2017 Ohio School Choice Rally

April 11th, 2017

Do you believe that every child deserves a quality education? Do you believe parents should have the right to choose the best school for their child?

Join us for a rally at the Ohio Statehouse on May 2, 2017, at 11 a.m. to show Ohio’s leaders that we support school choice! Interested in attending?


Breaking News: US Senate Confirms Judge Neil Gorsuch

April 7th, 2017

Sherrod Brown Lets Ohio Voters Down…Again
Statement from Citizens for Community Values President Aaron Baer

“The U.S. Senate just confirmed a well-respected, highly qualified jurist to the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Neil Gorsuch will serve the United States well and uphold the Constitution for years to come.

Unfortunately, instead of considering Judge Gorsuch on his merits, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown decided to walk the party line and vote against him. Partisan politics has infected so much of Washington D.C. It’s a shame that Sherrod Brown wants this disease to spread to the Supreme Court too.

While Senator Brown has once again let Ohio voters down by putting politics over principle, I’m grateful for Senator Rob Portman’s support of Judge Gorsuch.”

Citizens for Community Values works to create an Ohio where God’s blessings of life,
family, and religious freedom are treasured, respected, and protected.

April 5th, 2017

You know it when you see it.

It’s dangerous to paint with a broad brush. I think we do that too often when we, as conservatives, go after the press for media bias. Many times when I see conservative leaders decry media bias, I ask “was that a biased story, or were you just unprepared for the interview?”

Now that’s not to say media bias isn’t real – everyone knows that the majority of the press comes from a liberal perspective. Even CNN’s Jake Tapper has admitted that media bias is real, and Mark Leibovich of the New York Times agrees that most of the media is center-left.

One of the most obvious examples of media bias shined through in the last few weeks.

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The Rundown: We knew this day would come

March 16th, 2017

Not surprised. Just disappointed. So we’re out.

Like most people my age, Disney movies were central to my childhood.

Now that my wife and I have a daughter of our own, Disney movies are something we look forward to sharing with her as she grows.

It’s why the news that Disney has decided to inject a dose of politics into their upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast remake is disappointing and incredibly frustrating. According to the movie’s director Bill Condon, the movie (which debuts this Friday March 17) has an “exclusively gay moment.”

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