As I make my way around New Jersey meeting our faithful ministry partners and being introduced to legislators on the frontlines in the battle to protect the minds of children, I was so encouraged by my time with Senate Minority Leader Steve Oroho. I was able to visit him earlier this week to share our appreciation for his bold leadership in developing the Senate’s plan to Repeal the Sex Ed Learning Standards, Replace the Transgender curriculum law, and Restore parental rights.
The Board of Directors of the New Jersey Family Policy Center and myself awarded Senator Steve Oroho, along with Senator Joe Pennacchio, our Guardian of the Family Legislative Award for his fearless outspokenness on behalf of the families and students of our great state. We also discussed the new proposal by the New Jersey State Board of Education that would force schools that have decided to separate students for certain puberty-based Sex Ed lessons to do so based on gender identity, not their biological sex.
Senator Oroho’s determination to put a stop to Governor Murphy’s full-blown effort to systematically end the lives of as many children in the womb as possible must also be noted. Just last week, the Murphy Administration approved a grant of $5 million to Rutgers to equip non-doctors to become trained abortionists!
I share the courageous work of Senator Oroho with you because before I joined the New Jersey Family Policy Center, I was focused on education and discipleship, not the inner workings of Trenton. Therefore, like many New Jerseyeans, I was unaware of the policy debates and statewide leaders that were fighting for my family and standing up for my deeply held religious beliefs.
There are many local school board members, county commissioners, and state legislators that reflect our values. Please keep these men and women in prayer. We are not alone in this great cause to protect life, the family, and religious freedom. I look forward to sharing more of them with you in the days ahead. Why? Because after meeting many of these elected officials, I have HOPE. I pray that during this Advent season, this hope is rekindled in all of us.
Allan F. Wright