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To God be the glory, great things He has done
So loved He the world that He gave us His Son
Who yielded His life an atonement for sin
And opened the Lifegate that all may go in
NM Legislative Session 2009
Only three weeks left for the 2009 NM Legislative Session. Feb 19 was the deadline for introducing new legislation so what we see now is all there is for this session. Sign up for alerts at www.tvacnm.com if you haven’t already.
· Sanctity of Marriage
SB 12 – homosexual marriage, vote on the Senate Floor
likely Mon, Feb 23
– HJR 2 & SB 162 – marriage defined as one man and one woman
· Sanctity of Life
– HB 256 – Freedom of Choice Act, expands abortion “rights” (opposed)
– SB 77 – Embryonic Stem Cell Research (human life begins at conception) (opposed)
– SB 121 – Parental Notification (current law allows abortion without the parents knowledge)
– HB 196 – registration of fetal deaths
– HB 814 – assisted suicide (opposed)
– SB 433 – Origins Education (freedom for students to challenge evolution), www.originseducation.org
– SB 355 – Equal Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit, www.educatenm.org
– SB 255 – Reduce size of schools, www.thinknewmexico.org
HB 285, abolish death penalty
· Election Law
– HB 52A & HB 395, same day voter registration allows manipulation
– Bill to reduce voting age to 17, liberals seek to increase voting block
– HB 591, Voter ID at the polls
· www.issuesandvalues.com - resources on specific bills and issue background papers
· http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/legislatorsearch.aspx - pray for and educate your legislators
· http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_locatorcom.aspx?year=09 - complete list of legislation for 2009
1-15-09: “Faith-based Organizing as a Tool for LGBT” One
leitmotiv of current political activism is faith-based community organizing
and its reeducation of religious institutions. Search www.speroforum.com
for other articles by Stephanie Block.
The number of TVAC subscribers has grown tremendously in recent weeks.
For those who missed our early e-mails, the following re-states our mission.
The Traditional Values Action Committee supports:
· the protection of life, traditional marriage and family.
· legislation defining marriage as between one man and one woman. We oppose domestic partnership "with rights and responsibilities of spouses", as it will lead to same-sex marriage as it has in CA, CT, and MA.
· adult, placental, and umbilical stem cell research, but opposes embryonic stem cell research.
· parental notification for minors seeking abortions.
· preserving the sanctity of the vote by opposing same-day voter registration, a process that erodes voting rights.
· free market economics with businesses choosing how to operate. We oppose the forced unionization of day care centers. Unionization would drive up the costs of day care and eliminate jobs for some stay-at-home moms in the day care industry.
We appreciate the thousands of calls, emails, faxes and visits you made to NM legislators. Your diligence has changed the votes of a number of committee members in favor of traditional values. Please, consider donating to TVAC http://www.tvacnm.com/content/donate.asp so we are able to continue to provide up-to-the-minute updates and alerts
in time to make a difference in New Mexico's legislative process.
Thank you for your commitment to life, marriage and family and thank you for all of your wonderful words of encouragement and support.
Traditional Values Action Committee
Albuquerque Rescue Mission
Lives Changed Daily
In 1954 the Albuquerque Rescue Mission (ARM) was founded as Albuquerque Gospel Mission by Arthur Fiescher. Mr Fleischer and his wife moved from Chicago. They were impacted by the Pacific Garden Ministry. A house on 1st street in Albuquerque was the original site to provide ministry, shelter, food and clothing. One of ARM’s goals at the time was to help the displaced rail road workers. ARM was founded as a Christian Ministry to the poor and homeless men and women of Albuquerque. ARM exists to show the restoring love of Jesus Christ to hopeless and homeless men, women and children, resulting in spiritual and emotional healing and life long discipleship to Jesus. To do this they provide food, shelter, clothing, training, education, mentoring and Biblical Counseling. A building and property was donated to ARM in 1960 by Local Union Number 611 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. That sight provided everything for ARM for nearly 4 decades. A separate dormitory was added in 1973. In 1999 a Restoration Center was built with the help of many people. This Center provides comprehensive programs to restore homeless and near homeless people to employment, housing and relationship with Jesus Christ. Recently ARM added a women’s residency just down the street from their main area. ARM has been a member of the Association of Gospel Rescue since 1960. This association has over 300 missions across the country. They all have the common purpose of reaching people with a message of salvation and deliverance through Jesus Christ. ARM is led by a volunteer governing Board of Directors from the community of Albuquerque. One of the scriptures ARM uses is Galatians 6:2 Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. ARM accomplishes that goal with flying colors.
Joy Junction CIPP Graduates Seeking Employment
Joy Junction is a place of refuge to those who have been forced into the streets. As many as 350 women, children and families count on us each day for food, shelter, clothing, transportation, and an array of other services. While Joy Junction is the largest homeless shelter in New Mexico, Joy Junction is much more than a homeless shelter. We are a Gospel Rescue Mission that is committed to restoring precious lives which have been forgotten and abandoned by society.
Employment is the next phase of progress for our CIPP (Christ in Power Program) graduates. A number of the graduates are now seeking employment and housing off the Joy Junction property site. These graduates have various educational and work backgrounds. It would be our pleasure to meet with you and discuss any questions you might have regarding this program.
Please contact us:
Wings Ministry Banquet
Wings Ministry brings families of prisoners and Christian volunteers together as Children of God by:
· Building relationships that transform the lives of families, volunteers and Christian communities.
· Conducting joyous celebrations of Christ's unconditional love that break down barriers.
· Providing interdenominational mission opportunities for Christian communities worldwide.
The 5th Annual Spring for Wings Celebration Banquet will be Saturday, May 2, 2009, at Central United Methodist Church.
This exciting evening will help fund the Wings Ministry programs. Our keynote speaker this year is Joe R. Williams, N.M. Secretary of Corrections.
Invite family, co-workers, neighbors, church members, sponsor a Wings family or Wings for L.I.F.E. family, donate auction items, and become a banquet sponsor. We appreciate your support and donations.
Dinner tickets are still only $10 for a great gourmet meal!
For reservations or donations contact Ann at
See website for schedule and more details www.wingsministry.com
Black History Month
"I have one great political idea. . . . That idea is an old one. It is widely and generally assented to; nevertheless, it is very generally trampled upon and disregarded. The best expression of it, I have found in the Bible. It is in substance, "Righteousness exalteth a nation; sin is a reproach to any people" [Proverbs 14:34]. This constitutes my politics - the negative and positive of my politics, and the whole of my politics. . . . I feel it my duty to do all in my power to infuse this idea into the public mind."
~ The Rev. Frederick Douglass
Our mission at WallBuilders is to present America's forgotten history and heroes -- and some of our Godly heroes and Christian leaders include courageous yet relatively unknown black Americans. As February is set aside to remember and honor the numerous contributions of blacks throughout American history, we want to offer 25% off the Black History products in our store! Be sure to visit www.wallbuilders.com today!
CAPE at the Capitol - 2009
· TeenPact NM, Leadership School
It was AWESOME! Over 300 home schooling moms, dads, and students brought the joy and the success of home-based education to the Roundhouse on Thursday, celebrating the freedom and sacred duty of parents to direct the education of their children. The spring issue of the CAPE magazine will include details and photos. www.cape-nm.og, http://www.cape-nm.org/pages/capeaction/capitol.php
ID Course Offering at UNM
Course No. 19711 Intelligent Design: Science or Religion?
Lecturer: Joe Renick
Three sessions, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Thursdays, April 16, 23, 30
CE South Building 1634 University Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87131
In this course the various arguments advanced in the current controversy over Intelligent Design (ID) will be presented. Two aspects of ID, cosmological and biological design, will be presented and contrasted with materialistic views of the natural world as represented by evolutionary and multiverse theories.
A framework for an evaluation of ID and its claims will be developed based on an examination of the historical and philosophical roots of modern science. This development will reveal that (1) modern science has its philosophical roots in rational Christian theology, (2) the so-called “war” between science and religion is mythology and (3) the centerpiece of this “war” - the conflict between Galileo and the Roman Catholic Church - is a gross distortion of the facts which are far more interesting than the simplistic one-dimensional portrayal of Galileo as the humble truth-seeking scientist pitted against a dogmatic and power-hungry Church.
The current debate concerning ID’s role in public education will be examined with respect to First Amendment rulings. It will be shown that once the various mythologies are dispelled and full disclosure is made regarding First Amendment law there is simply no legal, scientific or educational basis for excluding the teaching of ID from public schools. However, that finding is dependent on an understanding of just exactly what is meant by “teaching ID”. That meaning is derived from scientific principle and the only remaining basis for rejecting its teaching is ideological in nature.
There is something here for everyone…scientist, teacher, parent, student, judge, believer and agnostic.
Call 277-0077 to register with UNM Continuing Education
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Center for Traditional Family Values NM - http://www.traditionalvaluesnm.org
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