Why South Carolina Needs Palmetto Family

Why South Carolina Needs Palmetto Family

South Carolina is a nice place to live, right? Warm weather, beautiful landscape, friendly people. So why does South Carolina need Palmetto Family to make it a great place to live and raise a family…watch to find out why!

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Palmetto Family

For over 20 years, Palmetto Family has been the foremost voice for biblical values in South Carolina. Thank you for helping us make South Carolina a great place to live and raise a family.

Pastors Make Difference In Fight For Biblical Values

Pastors Make Difference In Fight For Biblical Values

Pastors Make Difference In Fight For Biblical Values

With victories against abortion and the gambling industry, with over 250 members and with at least one member connected to each legislator in the South Carolina statehouse, the Nehemiah Network has effectively defended and strengthened biblical values in the Palmetto State. Think your pastor is ready to join? Find out more here. http://bit.ly/2uk5zA8

Posted by Palmetto Family Council on Friday, July 14, 2017

The Nehemiah Network has already changed South Carolina for the better, but much work still remains. Watch this video to learn how the Nehemiah Network is banding Christian leaders together to strengthen our Judeo-Christian values! Visit this page to join the Nehemiah Network.

Palmetto Family

For over 20 years, Palmetto Family has been the foremost voice for biblical values in South Carolina. Thank you for helping us make South Carolina a great place to live and raise a family.

Sexual Slavery From Law Enforcement’s Perspective

Sexual Slavery From Law Enforcement’s Perspective

Sexual Slavery From Law Enforcement's Perspective

Sheriff Leon Lott of the Richland County Sheriff's Department weighs in on the state of human sex trafficking in South Carolina. Learn more here. http://bit.ly/2sHsNRj

Posted by Palmetto Family Council on Friday, July 7, 2017

Leon Lott of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department​ weighs in on the state of human trafficking in South Carolina. Learn more here.

Palmetto Family

For over 20 years, Palmetto Family has been the foremost voice for biblical values in South Carolina. Thank you for helping us make South Carolina a great place to live and raise a family.

Christian Attorney On Rejected ABA Model Rule

Christian Attorney On Rejected ABA Model Rule

Christian Attorney Discusses Rejected Rule Infringing On Relig...

Christian attorney, Elizabeth Wright, sits down with us to discuss the SC Supreme Court's decision to reject ABA Model Rule 8.4(g) and its impact on religious liberty in South Carolina.

Posted by Palmetto Family Council on Friday, June 30, 2017

Christian attorney, Elizabeth Wright from Greenville, SC, sits down with us to discuss the impact of the SC Supreme Court’s decision to reject ABA model rule 8.4(g).

Read Elizabeth’s public comments to the South Carolina Supreme Court here (the final 8 pages of the document).

Palmetto Family

For over 20 years, Palmetto Family has been the foremost voice for biblical values in South Carolina. Thank you for helping us make South Carolina a great place to live and raise a family.

South Carolina Supreme Court Rejects New American Bar Association Model Rule, Palmetto Family Praises Order

South Carolina Supreme Court Rejects New American Bar Association Model Rule, Palmetto Family Praises Order

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2017

CONTACT: Briley Hughes
803-733-5600 (office)
[email protected]

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

Columbia, S.C. – The South Carolina Supreme Court has issued a unanimous Order declining to adopt American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rule 8.4(g). There has been much controversy across the nation surrounding the proposed Rule of Professional Conduct. Extending the definition of discrimination to numerous new categories, Model Rule 8.4(g) sought to push states to conform with what the ABA considers new societal norms. As a result of the rule, South Carolina lawyers, and especially lawyers with sincere religious convictions, could have been exposed to discipline from the South Carolina Supreme Court for practicing or voicing their counter-cultural convictions on issues such as transgenderism, homosexuality, religious liberty and other similar social issues. The South Carolina Supreme Court became the first court in the nation to issue a formal, public, outright rejection of the proposed rule.

The decision follows the opinion of South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson on the rule. Attorney General Wilson, at the request of Representative John McCravy of Greenwood, SC, questioned the constitutionality of the ABA Model Rule. Both found the burden the ABA Model Rule placed on the First Amendment rights of lawyers to be overbearing and unnecessary. The Opinion was provided to the South Carolina Supreme Court and will likely be a sound resource to other states considering the same proposed rule.

Dr. Oran P. Smith, president of Palmetto Family Council, said of the opinion that “Palmetto Family and all its supporters would like to thank the South Carolina Supreme Court, Attorney General Alan Wilson and Representative John McCravy for their work to protect the religious liberty and First Amendment rights of South Carolina’s lawyers. Every person deserves fair legal representation without discrimination, but this rule would have placed a cloud over attorneys simply exercising their sincerely-held religious faith.”

Reese Boyd III, a Palmetto Family Board Member, and a practicing attorney at Davis & Boyd, LLC, said the Court’s decision “reflects the deeply felt convictions of many members of the Bar, who submitted public comments on the proposed Rule, and also the findings of the Bar’s House of Delegates and the S.C. Commission responsible for regulating lawyer conduct, both of whom weighed in with opposition to the Rule. As a Christian lawyer, I always seek to do what is best for my clients, but I also believe lawyers must have the freedom to practice law in a manner consistent with their heart-felt religious convictions, respecting the protections afforded all persons, including lawyers, by the First Amendment.”

 

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