On March 31, 2020, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms wrote to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to ask that he reconsider some unwise remarks he made about churches and other faith communities. On March 27, the Mayor warned religious institutions that persistently fail to comply with coronavirus-related limits on public gatherings that their…

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On March 31, 2020, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms wrote to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to advocate for the needs of New York’s evangelical churches during the coronavirus crisis. In our letter, NYCF asked that the Governor consider creating an exception to current limits on public gatherings by allowing drive-in movie theaters and other venues with…

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The New York State Legislature has passed a budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed that budget into law. This year’s budget process was strikingly different than the budget process in previous years. Social distancing was in place as legislators voted remotely or in small groups. Many wore face masks and latex gloves. The Capitol was…

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Samaritan’s Purse, the international Christian relief organization founded by Rev. Franklin Graham, has opened a 68-bed emergency tent hospital in New York City’s Central Park to help the city’s beleaguered health care system care for patients infected by the coronavirus. More than 80 disaster relief staffers, including medical personnel, are working at the hospital. The…

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On March 31, 2020, the State of Texas won an important appeal allowing it to implement Gov. Greg Abbott’s Executive Order GA-09. A panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Gov. Abbott’s order may go into effect while a legal challenge from the abortion industry continues to be considered in court.…

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The 2020-2021 New York State Budget is due to be passed no later than April 1, 2020. Obviously, the coronavirus outbreak has complicated the effort to negotiate and pass the budget in a timely manner. To date, four Members of the State Legislature have tested positive for the coronavirus. The workplace restrictions and social distancing…

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Listen to this: “‘My mother is not expendable and your mother is not expendable. We’re not going to accept a premise that human life is disposable, and we’re not going to put a dollar figure on human life. First order of business is saving lives, period, whatever it costs. … That’s what I think it…

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