Faith, family and freedom are the core values of a new
organization in Texas.
Jonathan Saenz, a veteran attorney and legislative director for
Liberty Institute, will head the new
organization called Texas Values. Though he
feels Texas stands for the values represented by the new
organization, the state is not immune to outside
"We're seeing more and more attacks inside the state
of Texas on issues of religious liberty ... marriage ...
family and pro-life," he accounts. "So we recognize that in order
for our country to be strong on these issues, Texas has to be
strong on these issues. We want to do everything in our power to
make sure that Texas continues to provide the leadership that it
needs and to reflect those values that most of the country once
Texas Values will be an organization separate from Liberty
Institute, but there will be a relationship between the two.
"No doubt that we'll be working hand-in-hand on different issues
and continuing to have that relationship that exists with Liberty
Institute and the fine work that they do on religious liberty,"
According to the press release, Texas Values is "dedicated to
preserving and advancing a culture of family values [and] actively
stands for biblical, Judeo-Christian values by ensuring Texas is a
state where religious liberty flourishes, families prosper and
every human life is valued."