News Rossi Addressing Evangelical Activist Retreat
posted by November 16 at 13:41 PMon
As opposed to his 2004 run when he obscured his social conservative views, Dino Rossi is quickly emerging as 2008’s religious right candidate.
He came out strong this week against state rules that prevent pharmacists from refusing to fill Plan B prescriptions on religious grounds.
Follow-up act? This weekend, Rossi is speaking at the Faith and Freedom Network youth leadership conference in Yelm. The sponsor, the Faith and Freedom Network and Foundation, is an evangelical lobbying group in Olympia.
There’s not an in-depth description of the “Change Your Culture” retreat. The only specifics I could find were these—on the registration form: “Students should bring: Bible, notepad, pen, pillow, 2 days worth of clothing & shoes, sleeping bag or linens & blankets.”
The Faith and Freedom Network and Foundation, a 501(c)4, describes themselves this way:
While [the] core mission of representing people of faith in Olympia, Washington, has not changed, the social environment has changed, particularly during the past few years. People of faith, their churches and their organizations have been pressed into even greater action by the issues surrounding gay marriage, the removal of the Ten Commandments, and other Judeo-Christian expressions of faith from our public life. The continual erosion of freedom to express their faith in traditional ways at sporting events, school clubs, graduation and commencement exercises, and even at Christmas, has caused all people of faith to focus on appropriate responses.