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.

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Last week, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms reported that it was unlikely that Obamacare would be repealed and replaced by the September 30, 2017 congressional budget reconciliation deadline.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…

Masterpiece Cakeshop Case Headed to High Court

By Albany Update | Sep 15, 2017

By now, many Christians across the United States have heard of Jack Phillips. Phillips, a Christian baker, owns Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado. In 2012, two men visited Masterpiece Cakeshop and requested that Phillips design a cake for their same-sex “wedding.” According to the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), Phillips “offered to make the couple any…

Conservatives Serve Warning Concerning SPLC’s Slander

By Albany Update | Sep 15, 2017

Our organization has previously reported on the leftist Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and its practice of dishonestly labeling mainstream Christian and conservative organizations as “hate groups.” Thankfully, a pushback against these false and misleading labels is in process. According to Fox News, “[f]orty-seven prominent conservatives have signed an open letter warning the mainstream media…

NYC Legislation Would Punish Counselors With Politically-Incorrect Ideas

By Albany Update | Sep 2, 2017

Friends and supporters of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms know that we have been fighting to keep help and hope available to teens with unwanted same-sex attraction by opposing the Counselor Coercion Bill. This destructive and unnecessary piece of legislation would punish mental health professionals who help minor clients to diminish or resolve homosexual feelings;…

Calling All Creative Professionals!

By Albany Update | Aug 17, 2017

Do you know anyone who is a cake designer, floral artist, photographer, graphic designer, printer, author, poet, speech writer, editor, publisher, marketer, filmmaker, tattoo artist, sculptor, or painter? This is your opportunity to support Colorado cake artist Jack Phillips and his case, Masterpiece Cakeshop, which the U.S. Supreme Court will hear later this year.  At…

August 2017 Prayer Requests

By Albany Update | Jul 31, 2017

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms covets the prayers of our friends, listeners, and supporters. Our organization exists to influence legislation and legislators for the Lord Jesus Christ. To carry out this mission, we need the prayers and support of our fellow believers throughout the State of New York. During the month of August, we humbly…

Proposed Constitutional Convention Is A Bad Idea

By Albany Update | Jul 31, 2017

The New York State Constitution requires that a state constitutional convention [not to be confused with a Convention of States] question be placed on the ballot every 20 years. On November 7, 2017, New York voters will have the opportunity to consider such a question. If the voters vote “yes” on this year’s question, a…

Tumultuous Times For Senate Repeal-And-Replace Effort

By Albany Update | Jul 23, 2017

The last week has been a tumultuous one for Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. Following the passage of the American Health Care Act by the House of Representatives on May 4, the U.S. Senate set to work on its own version of repeal-and-replace legislation. An initial draft of the Senate’s bill (the Better…

Change Is Possible

By Albany Update | Jul 19, 2017

Can a person’s sexual attractions change? That question lies at the heart of the current debate over change therapy—therapy that helps persons to overcome or diminish unwanted same-sex attraction. For the past several years, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms has been advocating for change therapy availability here in the Empire State. In 2013, with the…

Court To Hear Baker’s Case

By Albany Update | Jul 13, 2017

In the ongoing conflict between same-sex “marriage” and religious freedom in the United States, same-sex “marriage” advocates have been winning. From Washington to Oregon to New York (and in many other states in between), professing Christians in the wedding business have been sued, fined, and vilified for declining to provide their services for use at…

Accusations Of Hate Lead Liberty Counsel To Act

By Albany Update | Jul 4, 2017

One disturbing trend in American political culture is the use of the term “hate” by the Left. In recent years, many leftists have taken to dishonestly accusing other Americans of “hate” anytime we disagree with their misguided and destructive policy agenda. Pro-life Americans are accused of “hating” women, Americans who believe in natural marriage are…

Church Real Estate Bill Passes Senate

By Albany Update | Jun 26, 2017

This year, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms has made it a priority to advance legislation that would make it easier for churches and other religious organizations seeking to sell property. That legislation, Bill S.2935-Gallivan/A.3765-Dinowitz, would allow religious corporations to utilize an expedited process when selling real property valued at less than $200,000. Currently, the Religious…

Keep The Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act Bottled Up

By Albany Update | Jun 17, 2017

In recent years, birth control mandates have become quite popular on the Left. Prior to the disastrous Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States issued two decisions—Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479 (1965) and Eisenstadt v. Baird, 405 U.S. 438 (1972)—in which it ruled that there was a constitutional…

Senators Sanders And Van Hollen Imply Religious Litmus Test For Public Office

By Albany Update | Jun 11, 2017

Article VI, Section Three of the U.S. Constitution states that “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.” Unfortunately, it appears that Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) have other ideas. On June 7, the United States Senate held a…

Christians Fight Massachusetts Counselor Coercion Bill

By Albany Update | Jun 11, 2017

Last week, hearings were held in Boston regarding the Counselor Coercion Bill that is under consideration in the State of Massachusetts. Our friends and allies at Massachusetts Family Institute are leading the Bay State opposition. (As many readers will recall, the Counselor Coercion Bill is an LGBT-agenda priority that would make it unlawful for licensed…