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.

Iowa Civil Rights Commission Backpedals

By NYCF | Jul 11, 2016

The State of Iowa is backpedaling after a publication from the Iowa Civil Rights Commission (ICRC) set off alarm bells for defenders of religious liberty. The ICRC published a pamphlet that analyzes and explains various aspects of the Iowa Civil Rights Act. Like many similar laws in other states, the Iowa Civil Rights Act prohibits…

Assembly Passes Conscience-Crushing Boss Bill

By NYCF | Jun 12, 2016

On June 7, the New York State Assembly passed Bill A.1142-A (Jaffee), otherwise known as the Boss Bill, by a vote of 105-34. The Boss Bill is both completely unnecessary and unduly restrictive of the religious liberty of faith-based employers. This bill would ban employment discrimination based upon “reproductive health decision making, including, but not…

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY21) was one of six NY House Republicans that voted in favor of the Maloney Amendment.

US House Displays Weakness On LGBT Issues

By NYCF | Jun 6, 2016

In recent weeks, the Republican-led House of Representatives has committed blunders on LGBT issues. Unfortunately, some Members of New York’s congressional delegation have been among the worst offenders. The recent LGBT troubles started on May 19, when Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY18) attempted to attach an LGBT amendment to a bill relating to veterans’ affairs.…

NYCF Seeks Streamlined Process for Certain Church Real Estate Transactions

By NYCF | Jun 6, 2016

Preserving religious liberty is an essential part of the legislative agenda of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms. As part of that agenda, NYCF works to support legislation that alleviates financial and regulatory burdens upon churches. This year, NYCF is pushing for the passage of Bill A.1237-Brennan. This bill would allow religious corporations (such as churches…

Contraception Coverage Act Raises Religious Liberty Concerns

By NYCF | May 28, 2016

Abortion advocates are pushing for the passage of the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (CCCA) (S.6013-A-Bonacic/A.8135-B-Cahill) this year. Albany Update has previously reported on the CCCA, which was introduced by pro-abortion New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman last year and is sponsored in the Senate by pro-abortion Republican Sen. John Bonacic (R-Mt. Hope). The CCCA…

Counselor Coercion Bill Clears Assembly

By NYCF | May 26, 2016

On Monday, May 16, 2016, the New York State Assembly passed the Counselor Coercion Bill (Ban on Change Therapy for Minors) (A.4958 – Glick) by a vote of 117-27. The Assembly’s passage of the Counselor Coercion Bill is disappointing, but not surprising. For the past few years, the Assembly has ignored the available data on sexual…

Counselor Coercion Bill Clears Early Hurdle

By NYCF | May 9, 2016

In our ongoing efforts to protect religious liberty and parental rights in the State of New York, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms has taken a leading role in opposing the passage of the Counselor Coercion Bill (Bill S.121 – Hoylman/A.4958 – Glick). The Counselor Coercion Bill would make it unlawful for mental health professionals to…

May We Ask You A Favor?

By NYCF | May 1, 2016

Friends, may we ask you a favor? If New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms is not on your prayer list, could you add us to it? NYCF does challenging work in a difficult environment. We stand for Christian principles within the halls of a state government where God is routinely disregarded or mocked. Many leaders enthusiastically…

New Effort Aims To Keep Pastors Informed

By NYCF | May 1, 2016

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms is New York’s statewide evangelical Christian advocacy organization. We exist to influence legislation and legislators for the Lord Jesus Christ. Along with our affiliate organization, New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation, NYCF is sustained by the sacrificial gifts of churches, families, and individual Christians across the state. NYCF makes it a…

NDOP 2016: Wake Up America

By NYCF | Apr 29, 2016

Does the United States of America need prayer? Does the State of New York need prayer? You bet they do.

Prayer At Public Meetings

By NYCF | Apr 1, 2016

Prayer at public meetings has been a part of the fabric of American life throughout the history of the United States. Our nation has a tradition of commencing public proceedings with prayer; in fact, before the United States even existed, prayers were offered at meetings of the Continental Congress. Both the United States Senate and…

Stand With The Persecuted

By NYCF | Apr 1, 2016

Hebrews 13:3 says, “Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.”

Southern Poverty Law Center Selects Next Target

By NYCF | Mar 28, 2016

Last year, Albany Update reported on the leftist attack on Jews Offering New Alternatives to Healing (JONAH). JONAH, a small New Jersey nonprofit, was successfully sued for consumer fraud and driven out of business for daring to offer help to persons seeking to resolve unwanted same-sex attraction. The driving force behind the lawsuit was the…

NYCF Stands With Homeschoolers

By NYCF | Mar 13, 2016

At New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, we support educational choice. Regardless of family income or neighborhood, every student should have access to a quality education. While New York’s public schools, private schools, Christian schools, and charter schools all play important roles in children’s lives, some families opt out of institutional schooling and choose to educate…

The Liberty Ridge Farm Case Is Closed

By NYCF | Feb 26, 2016

Robert and Cynthia Gifford of Liberty Ridge Farm have chosen not to appeal a recent court decision punishing them for declining to host and coordinate same-sex “weddings” on their own property.

Cuomo Executive Actions Attack New Yorkers Experiencing Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction

By NYCF | Feb 16, 2016

Many readers and listeners may be familiar with the old phrase “another day, another dollar.” The way things are going in Albany, we may need to coin a new phrase: “Another day, another executive edict.”