Nov. 6 Endorsements

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Dear Fellow Pastors and Ministry Leaders:

I encourage you to vote “FOR” City Charter Proposition “A” in the November 6 election.

I further encourage you to lead your people in voting “FOR”.

If Proposition “A” passes, we could have an opportunity to undo the 2013 “Bathroom Bill”
(aka Non-Discrimination Ordinance) passed by City Council that now allows men dressed like women to enter girls’ restrooms in our city.

In 2013, I led a referendum effort that would have required City Council to either rescind their action or else put it on a ballot for the citizens to vote.

We had to collect 61,045 petition signatures in 40 days. That is very difficult to do. It took 14 days to design and print the petitions. We collected nearly 17,000 signatures in the remaining 26 days. Thus the referendum effort fell short and men dressed like women are now able to go into girls’ restrooms in our city.

Proposition “A” would require 20,000 signatures with 180 days to collect them to trigger a referendum. I have no doubt we could have reached that total.

If Proposition “A” passes, we may undertake another referendum to undo the “Bathroom Bill”. We will certainly have a better opportunity to require City Council to rescind similar egregious decisions or to let the people vote.

Please support City Charter Proposition “A” in one or more of the following ways:

1. Vote “FOR”.

2. Encourage your people to be salt and light and vote “FOR”. They can find the above information at

3. Make a homemade sign and put it in your yard.

Vote “FOR”

Proposition “A”


4. Encourage your people to put up a homemade sign.

5. Show your sign in your ministry announcements.

6. Post your sign on Social Media.

This absolutely is a “kairos” opportunity to make a positive difference for the future of our city. It may be the last opportunity for a long, long time to lower the petition signatures threshold.

I can be reached at 210.315-7365 or

Thank-you for your assistance,

Pastor Gerald Ripley
Abundant Life Church

P.S. It IS LEGAL for churches to advocate for specific legislation. See Guidelines for Pastors tab at

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Nov. 6 Endorsements

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