Atlanta – Radio talk show host and religious liberty activist Dr. Jody Hice stated, “The problem of lawlessness, injustice, and graft in our government is rooted in a cultural rejection of God and His moral law. The belief in God calls each of us to a higher authority than ourselves. When our elected officials reject this truth then they are only restrained by negative press that would impact their re-election campaign.” Dr. Hice will be one of the leaders addressing the 2011 Constitution Party of Georgia State Convention in Austell on May 7th.
State Chairman Ricardo Davis noted, “Morality and ethics rooted in the message and Gospel of Jesus Christ was at the foundation of America’s system of law and government. It reminds us that elected officials are but stewards of unalienable rights and will stand accountable to Him. Dr. Hice understands that for our state and local government to remove itself from accountability to God is to say they can ‘do what is right in their own eyes.’ Because Dr. Hice has been a public champion in defense of our liberties we have asked him speak at our convention on why the Gospel must be the foundation of our efforts to restore the American Republic.”
Dr. Hice has been at the forefront of some of the cultural battles here in Georgia. In the area of religious liberty he was one of the leading spokesmen in Barrow County’s fight with the ACLU over the right to post the Ten Commandments at the courthouse. During that time he founded Ten Commandments Georgia to inform citizens in Georgia of the moral issues facing Georgians and illustrate the legal, political, and spiritual consequences of inaction. He also hosts a daily radio program entitled “The Jody Hice Show,” an outreach of Let Freedom Ring Ministries, a program dedicated to informing listeners of the moral, Constitutional and religious liberty issues facing our nation.
Davis continued, “The Constitution Party of Georgia is the only political party that in its platform ‘gratefully acknowledges the blessing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as Creator, Preserver and Ruler of the Universe and of these United States.’ Some political parties want the unalienable rights that serve as the foundation of our Constitution but suppress the fact memorialized in the Declaration of Independence that these rights are given to us by our Creator God to whom our Founders were accountable. Others give lip service to such an acknowledgement but by their actions they reject the Creator’s moral law and trample on our rights.”
Other speakers include Michael Griffin, Legislative Director of Georgia Right to Life, and Jeff Rayno, former Chatham County Commissioner and Coordinator of the Coastal Empire Constitution Party. The State Convention will be held May 7th at Calvary Baptist Church, 4780 Flint Hill Road in Austell. The cost is $10/person or $30/family. The convention starts at 9 a.m. and ends 4:30 p.m. For more information call 404-671-8502 or visit www.gaconstitutionparty.org.