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Counselor Coercion Bill Clears Senate And Assembly

By Albany Update | Jan 20, 2019

Religious liberty, free speech, and parental rights took a major hit in the State of New York last week. On January 15, 2019, each house of the New York State Legislature passed the Counselor Coercion Bill (S.1046–Hoylman/A.576–Glick), which bans mental health professionals from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts—or “change therapy”—with minor clients. The Senate…

Cuomo’s Annual Address Fills Liberal Laundry List

By Albany Update | Jan 20, 2019

Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave his annual budget address on January 15, 2019, but his address went far beyond dollars and cents. According to the New York Post, the Governor “unveiled a new $178.8 billion budget long on his progressive agenda aspirations but often short on details of execution.” The Governor also covered a wide range…

Governor Andrew Cuomo Lays Out A Liberal Agenda For New Legislative Session

By Albany Update | Dec 22, 2018

On Monday, December 17, Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave a speech at the New York City Bar Association setting forth his legislative priorities for the New Year and declaring “independence” from the policies of the federal government under President Donald Trump. To put it mildly, some of the Governor’s priorities need adjusting. According to the Democrat…

New York Needs Prayer As We Face A New Year

By Albany Update | Dec 17, 2018

As we look ahead to January 2019, it is quite possible that New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms has never needed prayer as urgently as we do now. To put it simply, the dramatic power shift in the New York State Senate that occurred on Election Day means that the many legislative victories with which the…

New Mandated Reporter Law Protects Private School Students

By Albany Update | Dec 17, 2018

A new state law enhances protections against child abuse by closing loopholes that allowed some schools to avoid reporting such abuse to the civil authorities. On December 7, 2018, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed Bill S.7372-B-Gallivan/A.8485-B-Nolan into law. According to the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, this legislation requires private schools, charter schools, state-operated schools, and boards…

United States Comes To The Aid of Persecuted Middle Eastern People

By Albany Update | Dec 17, 2018

“For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper. He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy. He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight” (Psalm 72:12-14). The United…

Trump Administration Continues To Promote Commonsense LGBT Policies

By Albany Update | Dec 8, 2018

During and after the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump’s statements on LGBT issues caused concern for some Christians. In April 2016, Trump criticized North Carolina’s common-sense bathroom law, asserting that North Carolina “should allow people to use the bathroom they feel is appropriate.’” (Days later, Trump shifted his position, making a states’ rights argument in support…

‘Boy Erased’ is Movie Misleading

By Albany Update | Dec 3, 2018

“But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ” (II Corinthians 11:3). The secular left’s ongoing campaign to reshape the United States in its image is conducted on multiple fronts, including politics, the courts, education, and the…

‘Legal’ Colorado Leads Nation In Teens Trying Pot

By Albany Update | Dec 3, 2018

According to Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), more young people are trying marijuana for the first time in Colorado, the first state to allow recreational marijuana than anywhere else in the nation. SAM’s conclusion is drawn from a survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), a division of the US Department of Health and…

Democrats Tout Bathroom Bill On Transgender Day

By Albany Update | Nov 20, 2018

On November 20, 2018, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the spire of One World Trade Center and the Kosciuszko Bridge would be lit in honor of the Transgender Day of Remembrance. According to the Governor’s press release, the structures were to be “illuminated in the colors of the transgender flag [on November 20, 2018] in memory of…

State Court Cries Foul On Fantasy Sports Betting

By Albany Update | Nov 4, 2018

As The Buffalo News’ Tom Precious reports, “A state judge Monday [October 29, 2018] ruled that daily fantasy sports contests are a form of gambling as defined by the constitution, and as such the Legislature did not have the authority to allow it as a legal gambling activity in 2016.” You’ve probably heard of companies…

Heroin Addicts Need Real Help, Not ‘Supervised Injection Sites’

By Albany Update | Sep 23, 2018

In May 2018, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that New York City would open four taxpayer-funded supervised injection sites for intravenous drug users within the next six to 12 months. Advocates of supervised injection sites contend that they serve three purposes. First, they provide users with clean needles so that they do…

Supreme Court Confirmation Hits Snag

By Albany Update | Sep 23, 2018

Until September 13, Judge Brett Kavanaugh appeared to have at least an even chance of being confirmed to the Supreme Court of the United States later this month. Judge Kavanaugh had appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee and had not made any major missteps. While a few moderate U.S. senators from each party remained on…

Democratic Socialism: A Shift Toward Dependency

By Albany Update | Sep 23, 2018

After soundly defeating powerful incumbent Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Queens) in a Democratic primary in June, 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—a self-described democratic socialist—has become something of a national political celebrity. Young, passionate, and unabashedly far-left, Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow travelers seek to continue the efforts made by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to move the Democratic Party (and,…

Cuomo’s Taxpayer-Funded Electioneering

By Albany Update | Sep 10, 2018

Have you received any mailings lately about state government initiatives? A postcard, for instance, about the new artificial reef that the Cuomo administration is creating off of Long Island? How about a mailing from the Department of Taxation and Finance applauding Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s efforts to promote voter access? If you did, you’re not alone.…

Left Offers No Tolerance For Those Who Proclaim That Change Is Possible

By Albany Update | Sep 10, 2018

The Left’s denial of the possibility of sexual orientation change has become so intense that Democratic candidates are now attacked for being seen in public with anyone who is known to have experienced such change. Last month, New York City Public Advocate Letitia “Tish” James—who is currently seeking the Democratic nomination for New York State…