Recently, Palmetto State Watch received letter templates put together by concerned constitutents regarding House bill H. 3035.
House bill H. 3035 is currently waiting approval by the Committee on Judiciary which would place church pastors and laypeople at risk of felony conviction and imprisonment for terrorism or supporting terrorism for standing up for biblical principles.
This bill specifically defines terrorism as activities that “appear to be intended to intimidate or coerce groups within the civilian population based on the group’s race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or sexual orientation.” It also recognizes the crime of “material or financial support of an act of terrorism” for any person who knowingly “raises, solicits, or collects material support or resources intending that the material support or resources be used, in whole or in part, to plan, prepare, carry out, or avoid apprehension for committing an act of terrorism.” For example, providing material or financial support to someone who appears to intend to intimidate someone based upon their sexual orientation would therefore be a crime, punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
Letter Addressing House Representative for District 47 and Speaker Pro Tempore Tommy Pope, the main sponsor of this bill:
Letter Addressing House Representative for District 69 Chris Wooten, a co-sponsor of this bill:
Letter Addressing House Representative for District 45 Brandon Newton, a co-sponsor of this bill: