Freedom of Religion
November 15th, 2021
On Wednesday, I led an effort condemning the Finnish government for charging Christians with incitement for advocating for their sincerely held religious beliefs, failing to protect Christians’ fundamental right to freely...
October 20th, 2021
The Establishment Clause was enacted to protect the religious practice and expression of individuals and minorities from the preferences of majority rule, whether that majority be theist or atheist. The drafters never...
May 10th, 2021
President Biden has embraced the far-left’s cancel culture that attempts to rewrite American history, tear down our institutions, and now, cancel God.
March 31st, 2020
Texas Governor Greg Abbott today has just today, 3/31/2020, issued an Executive Order GA 14.
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...
October 27th, 2021
Freedom of religion is a longstanding American principle that has defined our great country since its inception, and Coach Kennedy’s firing is a blatant attack on that sacred principle.
July 8th, 2021
I am encouraged by the IRS’s decision to reverse course and grant Christians Engaged 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, and I congratulate Bunni Pounds and First Liberty on this hard fought victory for religious freedom.
April 9th, 2020
Yesterday afternoon, Robby Montoya broke news that the Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley had banned all in person church services. Specifically, Judge Whitley posted up on social media that he was not allowing in-person...
January 20th, 2020
By protecting the right to express one's faith at school or through a religious organization, the Trump administration is taking a stand for one of our most fundamental freedoms.
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 ...