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McLure Stands Against the Freedom From Religion Foundation

BIRMINGHAM, AL (Sept. 27, 2017) – Alabama Attorney General candidate Sam McLure called for solidarity with Lee County Board of Education officials and students after they were bullied by radical activist atheists into banning student-led prayer. The Board of Education was responding to a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

“For decades, radical activist atheists have been running-a-muck … bringing destruction on the very foundations of our liberty. First, they took prayer out of the school day, then they advocated for the right to kill the unborn. Now, the lines are being drawn again in Lee County. They are coming after our youth once again by telling them they are no longer allowed to engage in student-led prayer before a football game.”

“As attorney general, Lord willing, I will speak out against such bullying in the name of religious intolerance. As Ben Carson stated, we must ‘resist this war on God, freedom of religion and freedom of speech.’ We must protect our students right to practice their religious freedoms. In the great state of Alabama, we value our students’ right to pray. We need to stand with the good people of Alabama in solidarity and fight the tyranny that intends to drive a wedge between us and our faith in God.”

“The people of Alabama need to know they have an Attorney General who will stand with them in opposition to overwhelming tyranny which seeks to snuff out the light of Christianity everywhere it shines,” McLure said. “These school officials, the good people of Alabama, need to be encouraged by the support of the attorney general. If the people of Alabama will hire me for this job, Lord wiling, I will do everything in my power to protect the rights of the people of Alabama to boldly shine the light of Christ into the darkness.”

For more information on Alabama Attorney General candidate Sam McLure, visit www.sammclure.com.

Heckled by Protesters

Heckled by Protesters

During today’s press conference in Tuscaloosa, Sam McLure, Republican candidate for Alabama Attorney General, stood strong as abortion advocates chanted throughout his speech.

Approximately 20 abortion protestors shouted throughout McLure’s press conference. At the beginning of the press conference, he acknowledged their right to assemble and protest. He did ask them to allow his press conference to go on and would give them a chance to speak, especially to the media. However, the protestors shouted throughout the press conference.

When asked if he was shocked about the protestors, McLure said no and he expects them. “No, I think I expect that. I think darkness does not relent easily. In the story the Hobbit when King [Thorin] goes to take his gold back from the dragon, Smaug doesn’t roll over and just let him take the gold. He breathes fire and destroys a city. That is what we are trying to do. We are trying to take the treasure back from the dragon, the ancient dragon. These children whose lives are ending before they take a breath. So, no it is not a shock.”

McLure chose Tuscaloosa for a press conference because every business day in Tuscaloosa, 13 babies are brutally murdered in Tuscaloosa at the abortion clinic. “It’s time for Tuscaloosa to Speak for the Weak.”

“The abortion issue is cut and dry,” McLure said. “At the same age that a child can be killed through abortion, a safer medical procedure can take place. A C-Section and that child be safely placed for adoption. If you are a child in the womb and you are look at a scalpel coming for you, what do you want your government to do for you? You want them to protect you and do everything in their power to save your life.

“Alabama is a great state, I love Alabama. But, the reality is we live in some of the most tremendous oppression and wickedness of mankind. Over 16 children, on average, lose their life every day through abortion in Alabama and the Attorney General’s office can and should eradicate legal abortion in Alabama. We are asking the people of Alabama to join with us to Speak for the Weak.

“One of the fundamental purposes of government is to protect the weak and promote productive industry. If the government is not being used to protect the weak, what’s it being used for, to enrich the elite? Alabama has to make a decision. We are at a crossroads. We are either going to continue to use the mechanisms of government to enrich the elite or we are going to use government to protect the weak.”

McLure officially announced his candidacy for Attorney General on Thursday, July 20. “In that initial press conference, we planted the seed for our vision that we plan to unpack over the next few months. And today we are more clearly articulating what we want to use the office of Attorney General to do on the issue of protecting children from murder before they even take their first breath.”

McLure first became involved in the pro-life movement when a friend introduced him to sidewalk counseling outside Reproductive Health Services in Montgomery. “This abortion clinic is just a few steps from the Alabama Governor’s mansion. Unfortunately, you just cannot unsee what you see when you are there.”

McLure founded and served with ministries such as Personhood Alabama, Proposal 16, and Sav-a-Life. McLure has also worked extensively in the Alabama Legislature promoting pro-life, traditional marriage, and foster care reform bills.

A video of the press conference is available on his Facebook page: Sam McLure for Attorney General. McLure is available for one-on-one interviews with members of the media. To schedule an interview, contact Tracy Goodwin, Press Secretary, at (334)430-6022.

Tuscaloosa Press Conference

Tuscaloosa Press Conference

Sam McLure, Republican candidate for Alabama Attorney General, held a press conference Tuesday, August 1, in front of the Federal Court House on University Boulevard in Tuscaloosa.

Every business day 13 babies that are brutally murdered in Tuscaloosa at the abortion clinic. Forty percent of all abortions in the state of Alabama happen in the City of Tuscaloosa. “It’s time for Tuscaloosa to Speak for the Weak.”

“Over sixteen children lose their life every day in Alabama because of abortion,” said McLure. “That’s a terrible unfathomable injustice. We are murdering sixteen innocent children. If that was not enough, the burden many of the parents carry after abortion is devastating.”

“Currently, Alabama is giving quarter to a few wolves-in-sheep’s clothing that profit from encouraging parents to abort their children. That must stop,” explained McLure. “Alabama needs an Attorney General who will prosecute these abortionist to the fullest extent of the law. Period.”

Announcement

Announcement

PRESS RELEASE

GRASSROOTS ORPHAN-CARE ACTIVIST, SAM MCLURE, ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL

MONTGOMERY, AL (July 17, 2017) — Sam McLure will formally announce his candidacy for Alabama Attorney General at a press conference on July 20, 2017, at 8:30 a.m., on the steps of the Attorney General building, facing the Capitol.

“Oddly enough, I decided to get into the legal field because I wanted to be a missionary.  My wife and I felt called to be salt and light in a part of the world where the resources of the Church are less prominent,” McLure explained.  “So we thought having a law degree would be good avenue for tent-making.”

While progressing through law school in Montgomery, Sam and Mary Beth McLure adopted their oldest son from the Hungarian foster-care system.  “That really changed the trajectory of our family,” recounted McLure.  “We started dreaming of a law firm that could zealously advocate for abused, neglected, and orphaned children. From day one as a practicing attorney, I’ve focused on bringing the issue of orphan care into the limelight and helping families through adoption and foster care.”

“As a foster parent myself,” explained McLure, “I know that foster children in our state often get trapped in a crazy-dark cycle.  Alabama has over 4,500 foster children and almost 500 age-out of the system every year with no place to call home. That’s a problem,” said McLure.  “Every DHR attorney is an Assistant Attorney General.  It’s paramount that our next Attorney General put his finger on that button and keep pushing it.  DHR must be adequately staffed with excellent attorneys to zealously advocate for these abused and neglected children.”

McLure is also no stranger to the pro-life movement, having founded and served with ministries such as Personhood Alabama, Proposal 16, and Sav-a-Life. “I cut my teeth in the pro-life movement in Montgomery. A friend introduced me to sidewalk counseling at Montgomery’s abortion mill,” said McLure. “It’s just a few blocks from the Governor’s mansion. You can’t unsee what you see there.”

McLure has also worked extensively in the Alabama Legislature promoting pro-life, traditional marriage, and foster care reform bills.

“Over sixteen children lose their life every day in Alabama because of abortion.  That’s terrible … an unfathomable injustice … and the effect on many parents is devastating,” said McLure.  “Currently, Alabama is giving quarter to a few wolves-in-sheep’s clothing that profit from encouraging parents to abort their children.  That has to stop,” explained McLure.  “Alabama needs an Attorney General who will prosecute these abortionist to the fullest extent of the law. Period.”

Criminal justice reform is also a topic near-and-dear to McLure’s heart. “I entered the criminal justice system as a teenager, on a string of petty crime and drug abuse,” explained McLure. “If I hadn’t had fourteen safety nets, I would have been totally lost. We have a criminal justice system that doesn’t give the poor second chances like it does the upper-middle class.  In Alabama, that usually means minorities are getting the short end of the stick. That’s got to stop.”

McLure’s decision to enter the Attorney General race was partly fueled by Luther Strange accepting Bentley’s appointment to US Senate. “When Luther Strange took the appointment to US Senate …  from the Governor he was supposed to be investigating … it was like watching a train-wreck happen in slow-motion,” said McLure.  “The only thing more shocking was the deafening silence from the political establishment.”

“It’s crystal clear that Luther Strange chose self-promotion over his duty to the people of Alabama. When someone acts with such cavalier disregard for ethical conduct … when someone does that in broad daylight, it screams out for zealous investigation into what happened behind closed doors,” said McLure.  “Luther Strange, Mike Hubbard, Oliver Robinson … in many ways these are just fruit from a poisonous tree.  The roots of this corruption lead to a few politico-power brokers who bribe and manipulate the mechanism of government for their own greedy ends … crushing the rights and freedoms of the citizens of Alabama.”

“Alabama stands at a crossroads where it will either wash away the filth of corruption, or continue to wallow in the mire,” said McLure.

McLure lives in the Birmingham-metro area with his wife of 10 years, Mary Beth McLure, and his three children Jacob, Andrew Glen, and Mary Claire; ages 10, 5, and 2.  McLure is the Founder of The Adoption Law Firm, a law firm dedicated to zealously advocating for orphaned children in need of loving stable families.  He has also authored a book entitled, The End of Orphan Care.

“We have to hold the political elites just as accountable as folks who break into homes and rob widows …  we have to find a way out of this criminal-justice-system fiasco … we have to protect abused, neglected, and at-risk children like our own lives depend on it.” said McLure. “Alabama needs an Attorney General who will Speak for the Weak.”

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Press Contact: Tracy Goodwin, Press Secretary, Sam McLure for Attorney General

Contact Information: E-mail: tracy@sammclure.com Phone: (334)430-6022

Speaking Engagements: Shanna Chamblee, Campaign Manager, Sam McLure for Attorney General

Contact Information: E-mail: shanna@sammclure.com Phone: (334)235-0650

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