And so it begins…churches’ tax-exempt status already in question

June 30th, 2015

That didn’t take long…

No more than 48 hours after the U.S. Supreme Court redefined marriage for all 50 states, there are already calls to revoke the tax-exempt status for churches: 

“The Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage makes it clearer than ever that the government shouldn’t be subsidizing religion and non-profits.”  -Mark Oppenheimer, Time Magazine

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The Supreme Court redefines marriage – please pray!

June 29th, 2015

On June 26th, 2015 the Supreme Court has made its decision:  Ruling 5-4, the court says that same-sex marriage is now a “right.”

The US Supreme Court has determined that same sex unions are legal in all fifty states.  And that all states must recognize each other’s same-sex unions.

Americans of faith must prepare for the inevitable: the further erosion of our precious, God-given and constitutionally guaranteed religious liberty. As sexual freedom increasingly trumps religious freedom, you and I, and everyone who believes in God’s definition of marriage must expect to be targeted.

Those who oppose our Biblical view of marriage will now try to silence us on this and other matters of religious conscience.

This ruling isn’t a surprise. You see, Citizens for Community Values has been preparing for this for some time. Along with our in-state allies, and National Partners, CCV has been working hard to protect religious freedom.

But so much more depends on all of us joining forces together.

And that’s why I’m asking you to once again stand with Citizens for Community Values, our local and national alliances, as well as believers nationwide.

When you give, you’ll bring effective bills to a vote. And then at exactly the right moment, you’ll rally hundreds of like-minded Americans in key districts to pour calls in to their legislators.

And at election time, candidates who do not support life AND marriage will be called out and opposed at the ballot box!

Every $50 you give online now will equip 100 pro-family citizens to support and protect religious freedom.

Will you stay with us in the struggle for religious liberty?

Will you stand with Americans of faith all across this great nation for a future where your children and grandchildren are free to live their lives and run their businesses according to their faith?

I pray your answer will be an enthusiastic “Yes!”

Southern Baptists: Supreme Court is not final authority on gay marriage

June 19th, 2015

Dr. Ronnie Floyd praying at Ohio 7:14

Dr. Ronnie Floyd
Praying at Ohio 7:14

The Southern Baptist President, Dr. Ronnie Floyd participated in prayer at Ohio 7:14 a Solemn Assembly of Prayer on June 11th.   Then, this week at the Southern Baptist Convention he spoke these words…

By Todd Starnes  Published June 16, 2015 AP

“The president of the Southern Baptist Convention has a message regarding the looming Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage: We will not obey.

“The Supreme Court of the United States is not the final authority nor is the culture itself,” declared Ronnie Floyd, the elected leader of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. “The Bible is God’s final authority about marriage and on this book we stand.”

Dr. Floyd’s powerful and provocative comments were met with thunderous applause and standing ovations from thousands of Southern Baptist messengers meeting in Columbus, Ohio.”

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Ohio 7:14 a Solemn Assembly was amazing!

June 13th, 2015

1 (4)Pastors and people of faith came together in the same spirit of corporate repentance, acknowledging our offenses before God as individuals, churches, and a nation. Leaders prayed and ask God to hear from heaven, forgive our sin, and heal our land.

The coming together on this occasion spoke loudly and boldly throughout the great state of Ohio! In this life we will be known for one of three things. The problems we created. The problems we solved. And lastly, the problems we allowed. Together, these leaders have made a lasting historical mark that cannot be erased. Now is the time! This is the moment! Please continue to stand firm and pray.

Click here to read more and to view some pictures from the assembly.

32nd Annual Spring Partnership Banquet Huge Success

May 6th, 2015

Benham Brothers Speaking

A record number of people attended CCV’s 32nd Annual Spring Partnership Banquet. The Benham Brothers (David and Jason) were the banquet speakers, and to use a baseball term, these two professional baseball players hit a home run. Their nine children and their wives came to Cincinnati with the brothers and enjoyed a trip to a REDS game thanks to JTM Foods and a personal tour of the Creation Museum by Ken Ham, which included a visit to Williamstown, Kentucky where Noah’s Ark is being built.

Special thank you to the American Heritage Girls for their time and talent creating the beautiful table decorations, AHG Troop OH3103 for leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance, The Landmark Boys Quartet for the amazing music, and to all of our table sponsors and supporters that made this evening a huge success.   You all are greatly appreciated!

If you could not make the banquet, please click here to watch the Benhams’ uplifting talk and to view a few pictures.