Influencing Legislation and Legislators for the Lord Jesus Christ.

Preserving Religious Liberty

NYCF opposes all initiatives that seek to limit the fundamental rights of freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, and the free exercise of religion, and supports equal access for Christian students and for churches and Christian groups that use public buildings.

Cuomo Checks Another Box Off The LGBT Wishlist

By Albany Update | Feb 20, 2018

It seems that Gov. Andrew Cuomo wishes to check every possible box on the wish list of LGBT activists. Same-sex “marriage?” Check. Gov. Cuomo pushed a marriage redefinition bill through the State Legislature in 2011, four years before the Supreme Court issued its constitutionally and morally baseless decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. “Transgender” use of…

Supreme Court To Hear Pregnancy Center Case

By Albany Update | Feb 5, 2018

On March 20, the Supreme Court of the United States is scheduled to hear a case that has major implications for pro-life pregnancy centers and free speech. The case, NIFLA v. Becerra, deals with California’s Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care and Transparency Act, also known as the FACT Act. According to Fox News, this law requires…

Mississippi Scores A Win for Religious Liberty

By Albany Update | Jan 20, 2018

A recent win for religious liberty in Mississippi is cause for celebration. In April 2016, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed the Religious Liberty Accommodations Act (also known as the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act, or H.B. 1523) into law. This important legislation protects persons, businesses, and faith communities from discrimination based upon…

The Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act Rears Its Head

By Albany Update | Jan 19, 2018

The 2018 legislative session has only just begun, but the assault on human life and religious liberty is already underway. At this writing, the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (CCCA) is ready for a vote in the New York State Assembly in the immediate future. This bill, which has passed the Assembly in past years, is…

With Latest Veto, Governor Cuomo Continues His Grinch-like Ways

By Albany Update | Dec 26, 2017

In December 2014, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms dubbed Gov. Andrew Cuomo “Governor Grinch” after he vetoed a proposed tax deduction for parents adopting a child from the foster care system. At the time, Gov. Cuomo defended his veto by claiming that the proposed deduction should have been included in the state budget. Unfortunately, the…

Schneiderman Still Picking On Little Sisters

By Albany Update | Dec 26, 2017

The Little Sisters of the Poor are Roman Catholic nuns that serve impoverished elderly people. Because of their Catholic beliefs about birth control, the Little Sisters cannot, in good conscience, pay for contraceptives or abortifacients for their lay employees. Because of the Obama Administration’s callous unwillingness to exempt them from the Obamacare birth control coverage…

Jack Phillips Gets His Day in (Supreme) Court

By Albany Update | Dec 11, 2017

On Tuesday, December 5, Jack Phillips—the Christian owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado—finally had his day before the Supreme Court of the United States. As Albany Update has previously reported, Phillips and his business have been embroiled in litigation since he declined to design a cake for a same-sex “wedding” in 2012. According to…

Supreme Court To Hear Oral Arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop Case

By Albany Update | Nov 26, 2017

On December 5, the Supreme Court of the United States is scheduled to hear oral arguments in a case that addresses the tension between the fictitious “right” to same-sex “marriage” and the constitutionally-guaranteed rights to free speech and the free exercise of religion. In the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the…

Attorney General Reaffirms Religious Liberty Rights

By Albany Update | Oct 17, 2017

The Trump administration’s rollback of the Obamacare insurance mandate was not the only recent victory for religious liberty in Washington, D.C. On Friday, October 6, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions released a memo to all executive departments and agencies regarding federal law protections for religious liberty. This memo was issued in response to President Donald…

Trump Partially Reverses Obamacare Birth Control Mandate

By Albany Update | Oct 17, 2017

In recent weeks, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms joined other conservative groups across the nation in calling on President Donald Trump to roll back the Obamacare insurance mandate (also known as the Obamacare birth control mandate). We are pleased to report that the Trump administration has taken steps to protect American employers that cannot, in…

Cuomonian Travel Ban Continues To Yield Absurd Results

By Albany Update | Oct 6, 2017

Supporters of common decency in New York may remember the nationwide controversy that erupted last year following the passage of House Bill Two (HB2) in North Carolina. HB2 was the law passed to protect North Carolinians from having transgender bathroom use inflicted upon them in public places. The backlash following the passage of HB2 from…

Miami-Dade County Says ‘No Way’ To Counselor Coercion

By Albany Update | Oct 6, 2017

For the past several years, LGBT activists have been pushing for the passage of the Counselor Coercion Bill here in New York. This legislation would make it unlawful for licensed mental health professionals to assist minor clients with unwanted same-sex attraction. The Counselor Coercion Bill is based on two false beliefs: The false belief that…

One Executive Action Deserves Another, Mr. President

By Albany Update | Oct 3, 2017

Obamacare is an unconstitutional, coercive, anti-life, and fiscally disastrous piece of legislation that has harmed millions of Americans by driving up their insurance premiums and deductibles. New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms continues to support the repeal and replacement of Obamacare. Unfortunately, recent events in Washington, D.C. have made it clear that the repeal and replacement…

Support the Free Speech Fairness Act

By Albany Update | Oct 3, 2017

Religious liberty is one of the core values that we advocate for at New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms. Since 1954, the federal Johnson Amendment has infringed upon religious liberty by placing limits on the free speech of churches and charities that wish to remain exempt from federal income taxes. While the Johnson Amendment does not…

Obamacare Repeal’s Last Stand

By Albany Update | Sep 22, 2017

Last week, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms reported that it was unlikely that Obamacare would be repealed and replaced by the September 30, 2017 congressional budget reconciliation deadline. Since that time, one last attempt at health insurance reform has surfaced in the U.S. Senate. The latest effort at health insurance reform is known as the…

Bring Your Bible To School Day Is Back

By Albany Update | Sep 18, 2017

“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.  Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on [a] hill cannot…