State and Federal Representation in Owensboro, KY!
Posted by Rachel Evans (June 8, 2012 at 8:58 pm)
Building on the momentum of a successful Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally on March 23rd, the June 8 rally did not disappoint. Featuring our own Bishop William Medley – Diocese of Owensboro, the rally maintained an enthusiastic level throughout the hour long program. At the sound of the noon siren, the crowd of at least 400 citizens was spread across the lush lawn at Moreland Park, taking advantage of shade trees to listen to an impressive array of speakers and singers.
Both Federal and State level representation was heard sharing their inspiring and informative messages: US Senator Rand Paul, US Congressman Brett Guthrie and KY Senator Joe Bowen each either spoke or sent officials of their administrations. We also heard a moving account from a representative of Silent No More, who explained her reason for publicly sharing her heart-wrenching experiences as a post-abortive woman.
Several churches were also represented both in spoken message and in song. The common theme throughout trumpeted a conviction of standing up for Religious Freedom and Unity among all citizens – regardless of race, creed or station in life.
In addition to Bishop Medley, it was wonderful to see several priests wearing their cleric attire and religious sisters in habits, enthusiastically participating. As the program ended at 1:00 p.m. sharp, a large segment of attendees lingered to exchange ideas and plan their call to action. At hand were flyers with the contact information of legislators at all levels as well as the HHS Mandate Fact Sheet provided by the national organization spearheading Religious Freedom rallies in over 150 cities throughout the country. We were also blessed to have our costs covered by attendees who volunteered to donate to the cause!
There was also a table offering voter registration which had a steady stream of activity throughout. Patriots in the Owensboro area would like thank all of those who participated, attended, and to Pro-Life Action League and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society for the tremendous amount of information and assistance to rally captains throughout the country. This type of success can only be had by those who are faithful to God, have a strong focus and give freely of their talents. God bless America!
Note: we were blessed with a news report, by Surf KY News, preceding the Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally late last night as well as News Briefs and PSA’s. Rally co-captains were also interviewed, on camera, by local television stations and the local newspaper.