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On Saturday, October 20, people of Judeo-Christian faith in 99 cities across the Nation met to stand up for religious freedom. According to Eric Schiedler at StandUpforReligiousFreedom.com, more than 24,000 people attended around the nation. There were rallies in Kansas City,
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Kansas, Anaheim, CA, where performers and speakers included Cristina Ballestero & Chantel Tabbada, Marian Jones, daughter of "Hating Breitbart"
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Director Jason Jones, and Mrs. Angela Barraquio Grey, who served as Miss America in the year 2001 and is founder of the Angela Perez Baraquio Education Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization in Hawaii, which celebrates and supports students and teachers who exemplify character in their communities.
Former Miss America 2001 Angela Baroquio Grey and "One Strong Family" founder Michael Manhardt
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and in San Francisco, where former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson was among the rally’s dozen-plus speakers. Johnson’s change of heart came after she observed an
abortion via ultrasound, according to Catholic-sf.org.
"The federal contraceptive mandate cannot stand because it attempts to confine religion inside church walls – and that’s not what faith is about!!" speakers told the San Francisco rally at the Federal Building at Seventh and Mission streets reports Valerie Schmalz of Catholic San Francisco. Over 480 people gathered in Washington, D.C. to protest the mandate, and more than 1700 gathered to protest in Barack Obama's home territory of Chicago, Illinois, according to StandUpForReligiousFreedom.com. Jane Everson said of the rally in Yankton, South Dakota,
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"We enjoyed a beautiful fall day as we brought attention to the HHS Mandate’s infringement on our First Amendment. We sang patriotic hymns and paid tribute to our veterans and service men and women. Acknowledging that we as American’s need to accept our responsibility for our country as well built momentum. All of our actions make a difference! All of our votes do count!" Well said Jane, well said.
(H/T: NiceDeb.wordpress.com, Valerie Schmalz @catholic-sf.org, Jane Everson and Eric Scheidler at StandUpForReligiousFreedom.com)