Late in the evening of November 25, the United States Supreme Court granted requests from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and two Orthodox Jewish synagogues to block enforcement of a New York executive order restricting attendance at houses of worship, particularly as it pertained to a 10- and 25-person limit at worship services. Governor…

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Now that Senate Democrats in New York state have secured two-thirds of the legislative seats in that chamber, what will they do with their supermajority? A Democratic supermajority in both houses of the State Legislature (the State Assembly has been under a Democratic supermajority for decades) will certainly change the political landscape of Albany. Undoubtedly,…

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Three weeks after the 2020 General Election, New York’s state Senate Democrats declared that the conference had achieved a long-sought goal, supermajority status. “I’m announcing that in 2021, we will begin our session with a historic supermajority,” Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said at a Capitol news conference. “And it will also be the biggest…

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New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms invites our brothers and sisters in Christ to join us in lifting the following requests to the Lord during the month of December: That all matters relating to the results of the 2020 elections would be resolved fairly and justly; That a vaccine and a cure for COVID-19 would be…

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Psalm 136:1: “O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.” I Thessalonians 5:18: “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” Philippians 4:11b: “I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.” On Thursday, November…

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On November 12, 2020, New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli released a report entitled “A Question of Balance: Gaming Revenues and Problem Gambling in New York State.” In that report, Comptroller DiNapoli struck a much-needed note of caution regarding proposals to legalize online gambling. According to the comptroller: The lottery generates billions of dollars each…

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recently-imposed cluster zone restrictions on houses of worship make it impossible for some churches within those zones to gather for worship. (Let’s face it: When the Governor limits churches in “red” zones to 10 congregants or fewer, he may as well be shutting them down completely.) The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn…

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On November 4, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. This case is a challenge to the City of Philadelphia’s decision to bar Catholic Social Services from providing foster care placement services unless it places foster children with same-sex couples. According to WORLD, “Catholic Social…

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On Election Day 2020, voters in states across the nation made key decisions on various ballot measures. In Colorado and Louisiana, voters decided on measures that would have limited—or attempted to limit—the availability of abortion. Colorado voters failed to pass Proposition 115, which would have banned abortions at more than 22 weeks’ gestation. According to…

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