SAN ANGELO, TX – At 5 p.m. today, Pastor Ryan Buck and his congregation at Immanuel Baptist Church, 90 E 14th St, are holding a petition drive to place making the City of San Angelo a sanctuary city for the unborn.
The group failed late last year when the council refused to draw up an ordinance or adopt the group’s ordinance making San Angelo a sanctuary city. Since the council did not adopt the ordinance, many churches in the city have come together to petition the San Angelo City Council to pass a sanctuary city for the unborn ordinance. Should the council reject doing so this time, the petitioners can have the measure placed on a ballot.
In all, around 1,600 signatures of citizens living inside the city limits are needed. Several hundred signatures were disqualified when the group presented them in December. Today’s rally is to attract obtaining a few more signatures before the second attempt.
Anyone is invited to come to Immanuel Baptist Church today from 5 until 7 p.m. and sign the petition. The church is at the end of N. Oakes St at 14th St.
Buck said he anticipates receiving enough signatures to get onto the ballot as soon as possible.