Posts Tagged ‘ religious liberty ’

Alert: Congressional Prayer Caucus Posts Legislative Updates

May 26th, 2017 | By

The Congressional Prayer Caucus, co-chaired by Senator James Lankford (R-OK) recently published legislative updates on important bills being considered in Congress. Three of those bills are summarized below. Let your legislator know you support these bills. Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act Rep. Mike Kelly and Senator Enzi introduced the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act (H.R.1881

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Senator Lankford Encourages The White House To Take A Strong Stance To Protect Religious Liberty

May 5th, 2017 | By

Senator James Lankford (R-OK) urged the White House to take clear affirmative steps to ensure that the right to the free exercise of religion is protected for all Americans. “The right to practice any faith or choose no faith is a fundamental human right of all Americans guaranteed in the First Amendment of the Constitution,”

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Faith Leaders Praise Trump’s Action To Protect Religious Liberty

May 4th, 2017 | By

Faith leaders are praising what they hope is a first step by the Trump administration to protect religious liberties that were put in a bull’s-eye by the Obama administration. President Trump signed an executive order Thursday instructing that churches be given the widest freedom possible from the Johnson amendment of 1954 that restricts their speech.

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Stunner! Congress Considering Free Speech For Pastors

Feb 2nd, 2017 | By

There’s a new boss in Washington and new attention being paid to conservative issues, and now Congress is even considering a plan that would restore free speech to church pastors, who were targeted by Lyndon Johnson when he fought for re-election to the Senate.



Protecting Religious Liberty

Nov 18th, 2016 | By

In 1994, nearly every member of Congress supported legislation affirming that the free exercise of religion is an “unalienable right.” Four years later, Congress unanimously declared that religious freedom “undergirds the very origin and existence of the United States.”



SEN. STEVE DAINES AND REP. J. RANDY FORBES: The Pride Of Thomas Jefferson

Jan 18th, 2016 | By

Thomas Jefferson was a man of many remarkable achievements. Drafter and signer of the Declaration of Independence, Secretary of State, and President cover just a few. But within this impressive list, there were only three things for which he most hoped to be remembered-legacies that were so important to him he had them etched into his gravestone. “Because by these,” he wrote, “as testimonials that I have lived, I wish most to be remembered.”



Members Of Congress Urge Armed Services Appeals Court To Uphold Religious Liberty

Dec 24th, 2015 | By

Yesterday, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) filed an amicus brief defending the religious liberty rights of Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling. The brief was filed on behalf of the ACLJ, U.S. Members of Congress, and over 175,000 ACLJ members who have joined our Committee to Support Religious Freedom in the Military.



Senator Lankford & Congressman Randy Forbes: Let Coach Kennedy Remain Free To Pray, As We Are In Congress

Nov 2nd, 2015 | By

The Supreme Court recently stated, “It is an elemental First Amendment principle that government may not coerce its citizens to support or participate in any religion or its exercise.” The Court went on to state that “an Establishment Clause violation is not made out any time a person experiences a sense of affront from the expression of contrary views.”



Senator Lankford, Rep. Forbes Lead Congressional Challenge To Washington School District In Support of Praying Football Coach

Oct 28th, 2015 | By

Senator James Lankford (R-OK) and Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA), co-chairmen of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, yesterday sent a Member of Congress letter to Bremerton, Washington School District officials to defend the First Amendment right of Bremerton High School football coach Joseph Kennedy to pray after games.



Congressman Jeff Duncan Holds Hearing On Religious Freedom

Sep 18th, 2015 | By

Religious freedom was a major inspiration for the founding of the early American Republic, revered by our Founding Fathers, and recognized in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution as a fundamental right. It has also been repeatedly recognized internationally. The first U.S. President, George Washington, affirmed in his 1796 Farewell Address that “of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indispensable supports.”