Christian conservatives must be good stewards of the communities we call home. We must engage in public policy, which will affect our children and grandchildren. At the Colorado Capitol are forces that directly oppose the teachings of the Bible. Some special interest groups celebrate abortion, want to force godless sexual education upon our children, expand drug use, tax job creators, restrict religious freedom, and reduce parental rights. These efforts must be stopped. In the words of Abraham Lincoln at the Gettysburg Address, we are a “government of the people, by the people, for the people.” We must stand boldly for the teachings of Christ to guide our state. More than just stopping bad bills, we must seek to introduce bills that will improve our state.
The attached scorecard is guided by the strategic priorities of Colorado Christian University which includes, “impact our culture in support of traditional family values, sanctity of life, compassion for the poor, Biblical view of human nature, limited government, personal freedom, free markets, natural law, original intent of the Constitution, and Western civilization.”
We celebrate those legislators that have stood strong for Christian conservative values with the faith, family, and freedom awards. This year’s house of representative winners include: Tim Geitner, Stephen Humphrey, Lori Saine, Dave Williams, Perry Buck, Patrick Neville, Kim Ransom, Mark Baisley, Colin Larson, Kevin Van Winkle, Shane Sandridge, Richard Holtorf, Terri Carver, Larry Liston, Rod Pelton, Richard Champion, Janice Rich, Perry Will, Rod Bockenfeld, Hugh McKean, Marc Catlin, Matt Soper, James Wilson. This year’s senate winners include: Bob Gardner, Paul Lundeen, Rob Woodward, Vicki Marble, Ray Scott, John Cooke, Dennis Hisey, Chris Holbert, Jim Smallwood.
We challenge those legislators guiding our state in the wrong direction to reconsider their votes in future legislative sessions.
Most importantly, we pray every week for all of our legislators. The Bible says in 1 Timothy 2:1-4, “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people — for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.”
I hope this scorecard will be used to keep your local legislators accountable. Pray for them, challenge them, and let’s work together to make Colorado a more godly state.
For faith, family, and freedom,
Director, Centennial Institute