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Breaking: Newly-Elected OK State Senator Introduces Bill to Repeal No-Fault Divorce

by | Jan 19, 2024

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In Oklahoma, a new legislative voice has emerged with the election of Dusty Deevers to the Oklahoma State Senate—a voice that carries the convictions of faith into the chambers of public policy. Dusty Deevers, known for his tenacious commitment to biblical principles and a fearless advocate for the unborn, has now brought his dedication to the family unit into the legislative arena with Senate Bill 1958.

Senator Deevers’ journey to the state capitol was no happenstance. It was a deliberate ascent fueled by the support of a Christian community that saw in him not just a politician, but a champion of conservative Christian values. His campaign, marked by a promise to uphold legislation that mirrors these deep Christian convictions, resonated with the voters. They saw a man who would not just command respect but also enact change.

In a surprising turn during the Oklahoma State Senate race, Deevers, a Southern Baptist pastor himself, found himself at odds with other Southern Baptist ring-leaders, including SBC President Bart Barber, who notably contributed to Deevers’ more moderate Republican opponent’s campaign.

Senate Bill 1958 stands as a testament to his thoughtful approach to governance—one that seeks to address the epidemic of divorce that has long plagued society. With a clear vision, Senator Deevers has identified the volatile issue of no-fault divorce as a target for reform, advocating for a return to a structure that supports the sanctity and stability of the family.

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This bill, if passed, would revolutionize the way divorces are granted in Oklahoma. No longer would a simple assertion of incompatibility suffice to sever the marital bond. Instead, the bill introduces measures that would require couples, especially those with children under eighteen, to confront the impact of their separation through mandatory educational programs. It’s a move that reintroduces the gravity of marital commitment to the forefront, emphasizing that divorce should not be a decision made lightly, but with a full understanding of its consequences.

This bill dares to challenge the status quo by recalibrating the grounds for divorce. Habitual drunkenness, gross neglect of duty, and imprisonment for a felony at the time the petition is filed, among others, are considered legitimate grounds. The bill also addresses the treatment of insanity in divorce cases, reflecting a compassionate yet firm approach to such sensitive circumstances.

Senator Deevers’ initiative is more than just a legislative act that seeks to benefit his conservative base—it is a moral stand against the shame of a society too quick to discard the covenant of marriage. His efforts to safeguard the institution speak to a desire to heal the social fabric of the state, one family at a time.

In the end, Senate Bill 1958 is a torchbearer of optimism for those who desire a return to principles that honor and protect the family. It is a bold step by a leader who is not afraid to assert that the foundations of society are worth defending with every tool at his disposal. Dusty Deevers, with this bill, affirms his role not just as a lawmaker, but as a guardian of the values that have long defined the best of Oklahoma’s spirit. He needs our prayer and support as he faces this uphill battle against the never-ending tides of progressivism in this nation.

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