Jesus Christ is back in the state house. Some foolish men thought they could keep him out and will probably try again. Some fearful men adhered to a dismissed argument to not invoke His name and they'll probably hide again. So be it.
God bless the strong and unashamed people of Christ who are willing to stand. Senator Kruse led prayer in the name of Jesus Christ in the Senate. Senate Pro Tempore David Long displayed courage and steadfastness in the face of what should be a non-issue and we at Veritas Rex applaud him for his leadership. Had Representative Bosma been Speaker I'm certain he would have, too. Nothing happened - lightening didn't strike or non-Christians didn't fall over. Yet on the flip side we know that blessings will abound for those who stand for their Savior.
As for the people's worldly business -- property tax is king. After the usual first day greetings, the House and Senate got down to business immediately to show that they are taking action. It's going to get complicated, and as we read different versions of the bills we're sure to get weary -- I challenge all Veritas Rex readers to hunker down and stay abreast of the details to see this thing through. Let's all help the voters to stay engaged, too, as it is usually hard to recognize the final bill at the end of session after so many twists and turns.
Here's a pic of Ryan McCann and Sue Swayze monitoring first-day activities for the Indiana Family Institute. The marriage amendment is our priority. It has arguably more long-term impact on Hoosiers than property taxes, but both are paramount to the future- one for your pocketbook and one for your cultural norms. IFI believes that both can be devastating to Hoosier families in the wrong doses.
Indiana Family Institute will also monitor bills this session that can strengthen families in the areas of positive marriage incentives, education, family strengthening, pro-life issues and more. While the marriage amendment is a top priority, we hope that we can expand the dialog and encourage efforts to shore up the family in other areas, as well.
Enjoy some well-deserved R&R and have a happy Thanksgiving holiday. Veritas Rex is sure to heat up when legislative committees start in December and the session reconvenes in January.