FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
By SB200, A Colorado Judge Can Censor the Bible
Christian Opposition Press Conference Today July 1, DTC Marriott
The following was released today by American Right to Life:
DENVER, July 1 – Colorado Governor Bill Ritter has signed an anti-Christian censorship law SB 200, that leaders representing many organizations will announce plans to oppose at a press conference today, July 1 at 10:15 a.m. in the Primrose Room at the Denver Tech Center Marriott, 4900 S. Syracuse.
Colorado State Rep. Kevin Lundberg confirms the fear of many Christians that, "Section 8 of Senate Bill 200 is a wide open door for any judge to censor anything that condemns homosexuality, including Scripture." The title of Section 8 reads: "Publishing of discriminative matter forbidden."
"I do believe that the Bible is banned, under the plain language of this new statute," said Steve Crampton, general counsel of Liberty Counsel, a national pro-family litigation organization.
A panel available to the media at today's 10:15 a.m. press conference consists of:
- Mathew Staver, founder & chairman, Liberty Counsel
- Steve Curtis, president, American RTL Action and former chairman of the Colorado GOP
- Janet Folger, nationally syndicated talk show host
- Kevin Swanson, Christian Home Educators of Colorado & Generations Radio
- Mark Hotaling, Christian Family Alliance & Colorado for Family Values
- Colorado State Representative Kevin Lundberg
Section 8 of the new law reads: "Publishing of discriminative matter forbidden. No person, being the owner… agent, or employee of any place of public accommodation… shall publish… distribute, give away… except as provided in this section, any communication… book, pamphlet, writing… or advertisement of any kind… intended or calculated to discriminate… against… SEXUAL ORIENTATION, marital status… [which] is unwelcome…"
"American RTL Action is a political 527 group headquartered a half-block from the Colorado capitol, and we're not going to hire someone cohabitating outside of marriage…" said Steve Curtis, the group's president. "We will also violate SB200's prohibition on publishing certain biblical teachings on homosexuality cohabitation."
The media is invited to this press conference to be held in the Primrose Room DTC Marriott at 4900 S. Syracuse St. at 10:15 a.m. today, July 1, 2008. (This press conference is not an official function of, but is being held concurrently with, the Colorado Renewal Project pastor's policy briefing whose speakers include former Governor Mike Huckabee.)
Media contact: Donna Ballentine
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