Voters Standing Up for Religious Freedom Sat. in St. Petersburg

 standuprallylogocroppedAs a Reminder, Come out and stand up for Religious Freedom!

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” (First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.)

Local activists are standing up for their First Amendment right to observe their religion without interference by the government on October 20, 2012. The event will highlight the decision by the Obama administration to require that Catholic institutions must pay for contraception and abortion pills for their employees, even though they object to doing so. Local Political leaders Jeff Brandes and Larry Ahern will be present at the event hosted by Sun Beam Times founder Dr. David McKalip. The rally will occur at Dr. McKalip’s monument to the founding of America called “Founders Corner” in Northeast St. Petersburg. The press release for the event is reproduced here and a
flier for the event is available for download and reprinting for distribution here.



Satruday October 20, 11:30-3 pm

Rally to occur at Founders Corner in St. Petersburg
Southwest Corner of 4th St. N & 62nd Ave N, St Petersburg – Oct 20

Special Guest Speakers in support of Religious Freedom include:

Jeff Brandes State Senate

Larry Ahern State Representative
Dr. David McKalip

St Petersburg
Joins 3rd Coast-to-Coast Rally

Against the Obamacare HHS Mandate-Saturday Oct 20, 2012

St Petersburg
—On Saturday, Oct 20, concerned citizens of St Petersburg will voice public opposition to the Obama administration’s Health and Human Services Mandate. The HHS Mandate forces all employers—including Catholic schools and hospitals—to provide surgical sterilizations, abortion-inducing drugs, and free contraceptives through their health plans, regardless of religious or moral convictions. Refusal to obey ‘central planner’ mandates millions in IRS penalties forcing closings.


The St Petersburg Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally will begin at 11:30AM to 2/3PM joining over 150 other cities and towns {10 in Florida} from Maine to Hawaii that are participating in this national event. A complete list of rally sites and other details is building at

The St Petersburg Oct 20 Voter Stand Up Rally builds on the tremendous momentum created by the two Stand Up Rallies held on March 23, and June 8 totaling 130,000 citizens of all faiths attending local rallies in 150 cities. With the November elections in sight, the Oct 20 Voter Stand Up Rally is expected to draw even larger crowds.

The “St Petersburg Voter Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally” has been organized by Michael F Brennan, and the ad hoc Coalition Committee. Guest speakers include those candidates for office who are appalled at the ‘central planning’ characteristics of the Health and Human Services plans intending to decimate religious freedom with million dollar penalties that could lead to government takeover of charities and hospitals.


  • What: Voter Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally
  • When: Saturday, Oct 20, 11:30AM to 3PM.
  • Where: near 4th St North and 62nd Ave North, St Petersburg
  • Who: Hundreds of local citizens opposed to Obamacare’s HHS Mandate
  • Guest Speakers include Jeff Brandes State Senate and Larry Ahern State Representative

The date for the Voter Stand Up Rally was chosen to highlight the opportunity presented by the Nov 6th election.

“Obamacare has been ruled constitutional. We must ensure that religious freedom will be protected in subsequent health care legislation” explained Michael F Brennan. “We must inform the voter that faith-based institutions and private businesses should not be violated or penalized for religious convictions that are protected by Law and are embedded in the First Amendment to the Constitution. THEY SHOULD KNOW THIS PENDING TRAVESTY WAS NOT ADDRESSED BY THE RECENT SUPREME COURT DECISION. THE MESSAGE WILL BE SENT ON NOV 6, 2012.”

Brennan emphasized that the Voter Stand Up Rally has nothing to do with access to contraception. “There is no ‘war on contraception’ in our country. Contraception is already widely, cheaply available. What’s really under attack today is religious freedom. ‘Central Planning’ manipulations are at the heart of these Health and Human Services planners. Takeover of charities by Washington D.C. in order to weaken opposition to future directives is endemic in their modus operandi. Just connect the dots.”

The Oct 20 Voter Stand Up Rally will inform St Petersburg: “We’re standing up for the First Amendment and demanding that all our health care laws respect religious freedom. The Supreme Court will not address the HHS mandate of Obamacare till late 2013.” Brennan explained.

For more information please contact: Michael F Brennan, (727) 518-5171,

See also StandUpForReligiousFreedom.com