Citizens for Community Values is among the sponsors of Friday's "Restore the Law Rally" at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. Angered by what conservatives see as hijacking of their efforts to turn America back into a 1950s ideal, CCV has organized the rally to protest judicial decisions on abortion rights, display of the Ten Commandments and same sex marriage.
Alan Keyes, a former Republican presidential candidate, is the rally's keynote speaker. According to CCV publicity material, Keyes' speech will "expose the fact that the federal judiciary has been acting outside the Constitution by repressing public religious expression."
Keyes speaks at 1 p.m. The events begin at noon, and the other featured speaker is Rick Scarborough, who aims "to restore biblical values back into every aspect of the public arena." He'll lead a "special pastor's briefing" later in the afternoon, which will be followed by a $75-a-plate fund-raising dinner with Keyes. Make checks payable to CCV.
In this political battle, it's the values, stupid. If you have any doubt about CCV's reason for being, read no further than the tag line on their rally literature: "Bringing together Ohio's citizens to address judicial tyranny and to take back the culture."
CONTACT CCV WATCH: [email protected]