Freedom of Religion
September 3rd, 2019
Protecting religious liberty is one of the most important duties we have in Congress. Our right to it is laid out in the first amendment, and it is a right that those who represent you should never forget to defend.
July 18th, 2018
Today I led 24 of his colleagues in introducing a resolution to provide support to religious leaders and ensure their continued access to affordable housing in the communities they serve. H. Con. Res.
January 16th, 2018
I call on all Americans to commemorate this day with events and activities that remind us of our shared heritage of religious liberty and teach us to secure this blessing both at home and abroad.
March 29th, 2016
Christianity has long been a persecuted religion. For Christians living in certain countries, such as Syria, Libya, Afghanistan and Iran, they face persecution every day. Sometimes that includes discrimination, exclusion and...
August 18th, 2015
Last August, President Obama signed a bill into law creating the State Department position of Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia. It’s been over a year...
April 29th, 2015
This Easter, Pope Francis focused his message on the worldwide persecution of Christians. Around the world, Christians are being imprisoned, tortured, and killed for their faith. According to the Pew Research Center, no...
April 27th, 2015
In this New York Times article by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, he's on the side of religious liberty, and already I hear mockers on the left saying he just supports discrimination.
April 7th, 2015
Yes folks, he did this. He went there. You have this now.
April 2nd, 2015
I like Mike Pence. He was a favorite of mine when he was in Congress, and I’ve said I could consider him as a presidential candidate. I still like him, but could consider him no more. Believe me, I understand the hurricane...
April 4th, 2014
On Wednesday, I spoke at Liberty University’s Convocation. Freedom and faith are intertwined, as our rights come from God, not government. The most important revolution was not fought with guns or bayonets, but was a...
May 23rd, 2019
The Communist government of Cuba is committed to a system of oppression that leaves no place free from propaganda. They are imprisoning Christians who choose to educate their children at home because it's one of the few...
March 30th, 2018
1 Peter 2:24 “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.”
April 16th, 2017
It is Easter Sunday and for many Christians, this represents the highlight of their faith when Jesus Christ rose from the dead to conquer death and sin, opening the gates of Heaven to us all
September 23rd, 2015
Tomorrow, Pope Francis will deliver a historic address to Congress. Earlier this year, he spoke about "a form of genocide" happening in the world. Globally, Christians are being imprisoned, tortured and killed for their...
July 17th, 2015
I sent a letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen Thursday asking him to confirm that his agency will respect America’s longstanding principle of religious liberty in light of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in ...
April 28th, 2015
Ron Paul ran for the White House in 2008 and 2012, and now his son has brought focus on the Libertarian movement within the Republican Party.
April 25th, 2015
Last Wednesday, I was at the Texas Capitol working on some bills and getting ready for our Young Republican reception that evening. Unfortunately, I never made it to the reception. As I was going around to various committees...
April 5th, 2015
On April 3, 2015, Good Friday, over a thousand people lined the streets from Milan Park to the San Fernando Cathedral waiting to see the reenactment of the Crucifixion of Christ. The passion play sponsored by the San...
July 23rd, 2014
Just after we found out about the VA covering up wait times for veterans, we found out they’re also covering up Christian symbols in VA chapels. We’ve heard reports that the VA has hidden a statue of Jesus Christ, a cross,...