Now that Focus on the Family is in Wisconsin and the debate and political landscape are intensifying, I want to let you know how we plan to make sure the voice of faith communities is not stifled or muffled. Because our talking to voters about we believe and what we are willing to do is a lot more effective than any TV commercial.
The coming Sundays will feature some great events throughout Wisconsin. This Sunday the 17th, the Central Wisconsin Religious Coalition for Fairness is hosting the first two of four forums on how the amendment will hurt families. The first forum is in Wausau and the second in Stevens Point. (Click on the links for more details.) The speakers will offer a faithful perspective on the ban and will address the legal implications of the ban, as well as family and sociological affects.
The same format with different speakers will happen again next Sunday, the 24th in Wisconsin Rapids and again in Marshfield. If you are in Central Wisconsin, you should be at one of these events. The best minds and voices against the ban will be there!
And on October 1st, voters in the Chippewa Valley area can hear more personal and powerful testimonies of how the ban will hurt Wisconsin. In Eau Claire, four voices of faith will speak about fairness and the faithful. Speakers include an Episcopalian Bishop, a conference UCC leader, and two retired Bishops, one from the United Methodist Church, and one from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
But southern Wisconsin will not be out-done, as on the same day, the League of Women Voters and 1st Congregational Church in Janesville will lead an informational panel on the ban. The event will have voices of faith, legal perspectives, families, seniors, and the business community concerns. The event will be held at the church and of course, will have cookies and other goodies.
There are so many events and plans that I can’t possibly tell you about all of them. But you can always check out our on-line calendar by clicking here. We only have a few weeks left, so I hope you take the time to get to one of these important events in your area of the state.