Prominent lawmakers and conservative activists will gather in the nation's capital for a conference to develop plans for combating judicial activism.
Confronting The Judicial War On Faith Conference, planned for April 7-8, will feature speakers Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas; Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan.; former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore; former Vatican Ambassador Ray Flynn; former presidential candidate and ambassador Alan Keyes; Phyllis Schlafly of Eagle Forum; and counsel for Terri Schiavo's parents David C. Gibbs.
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Organizers see the conference as especially timely with the battle over Terri Schiavo's life, the state court decision voiding California's defense of-marriage law, the uncertain fate of Bush judicial nominees and the pending Supreme Court decision on public display of the Ten Commandments.
The conference will prepare a declaration of principles, an action program and a structure for future activities.
Rick Scarborough, temporary chairman of the Judeo-Christian Council for Constitutional Restoration, organizer of the event, said it will be an action-oriented conference.
"Our purpose is to draw up a plan of action to oppose the liberal judges who are abrogating our most precious human rights – including the right to life," he said. "Out of it will come a coalition of family groups, ministries and churches dedicated to reversing the tide of the past 40 years."