UPDATE: Congressman James Lankford (R, OK) will be among the speakers at this event. Lankford is the 5th Congressional District Representative for the state of Oklahoma, and is a member of the House Oversight Committee. This is his first term in the US House of Representatives. He also voted in favor yesterday of holding US Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of congress in that committee. He is known in the state of Oklahoma as an advocate of pro-life principles. His attendance was announced this morning on local news talk radio station 1000 KTOK.

This Saturday I will be covering Rally for Religious Freedom OKC, featuring several speakers on the subject of religious liberty. The list will include Oklahoma State Attorney General Scott Pruitt, who spoke at Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District GOP convention earlier this year. At the time he had just returned from Washington D. C. where he learned about the status of the legality of the legislation commonly known as Obamacare.

The main focus of this upcoming event will be on Obamacare, or properly, the Affordable Care Act. Recently it was discovered that as part of this new law, insurance companies would be required to provide policies that cover birth control procedures and medication. This poses a problem for certain faith-based organizations whose religious beliefs do not allow for such procedures. There are arguments on both sides of this issue, and the President has decided that even in spite of their objections, the Catholic church in particular must still comply with these new regulations.

The Rally for Religious Freedom is sponsored by St. Peter’s Fellowship, a group of Catholics in Oklahoma City. The event will be held Saturday at the Cox Convention Center at 1:00 PM, and admission is free for all. The organization accepts donations, which may be made on their website.

Look forward to pictures and video from this event, as well as highlights on this blog! If I uncover any more details before Saturday, I will be sure to update this post. Also as another note, I am attempting to schedule an interview either before or after the event with Attorney General Scott Pruitt and Pastor Frank Cargill to obtain their opinions about this issue in relation to the U. S. Constitution.

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