Proclaiming Justice and Mercy

NYCF supports educational choice, urban renewal efforts that result in empowerment rather than dependency, stronger penalties to deter crime, enhanced efforts to crack down on human trafficking, and real reform of a political process that currently enables corruption.

Top Court Narrowly Finds Fantasy Sports Gambling Constitutional

By Albany Update | Mar 27, 2022

On March 22, 2022, the New York Court of Appeals—New York’s highest state court—upheld a 2016 law allowing fantasy sports gambling. This ruling is unfortunate. New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms has consistently argued that the 2016 law is unconstitutional. Last year, Albany Update noted that “Article I, Section Nine of The Constitution of the State…

‘Transinsanity’ Strikes Modern America

By Albany Update | Mar 27, 2022

In recent days, it has become abundantly clear that the “transgender” deception has taken hold in American society. The notion that a person’s sex can change is, quite simply, a falsehood. The widespread embrace of that false belief is nothing short of insane. Transinsanity in sports: Women’s sports are afflicted with transinsanity. On March 17,…

Sports Betting Operators Seek State Tax Break

By Albany Update | Mar 19, 2022

Mobile sports gambling has barely been legal for two months in New York. Nevertheless, the gambling industry is already looking for a tax break on mobile sports gambling revenue. According to City & State New York, a gambling industry-supported bill would “effectively [gift] gambling companies hundreds of millions of dollars that would have gone to…

Transgender Activists Want Albany To Alter Correctional Facilities

By Albany Update | Mar 19, 2022

As New York’s statewide evangelical Christian advocacy organization, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF) analyzes and tracks proposed state legislation that could impact human life, families, and religious liberty. In recent years, NYCF has been the leading New York voice speaking out against damaging laws and policies that are based on lies about sex and…

Comptroller Report Confirms Cuomo Concealed Nursing Home Deaths

By Albany Update | Mar 19, 2022

An audit by New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has concluded that the Cuomo administration concealed the true number of COVID-19 deaths of nursing home residents. According to The New York Times, Comptroller DiNapoli concluded that the Cuomo administration “failed to publicly account for the deaths of about 4,100 nursing home residents during the pandemic.”…

Mercy Says Help Moms On Medicaid

By Albany Update | Mar 12, 2022

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms supports policies that promote the Biblical concepts of justice and mercy. On the 2022 Digital Day of Action, the top priority on our justice and mercy agenda is the Medicaid Coverage for Post-Childbirth Hospitalization Bill. This legislation would require Medicaid to cover at least 48 hours of inpatient hospital care…

Parents Exiting Public Education

By Albany Update | Mar 10, 2022

In her March 1, 2022 response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R-IA) declared that there was a “pro-parent, pro-family revolution” occurring in the education system across the nation. Gov. Reynolds is correct, and the numbers show it. Parents concerned about school safety and politicized curricula were a…

Socialized Medicine Would Lead To Historic Tax Hike

By Albany Update | Mar 10, 2022

Since the 2018 elections, New York government has undergone a massive ideological shift to the left, and the state has passed a series of morally bankrupt and destructive laws. During this period, the New York State Legislature has demonstrated enthusiasm for sexual immorality and drugs, a dangerous laxity on issues of crime and public safety,…

GoFundMe, A Major Player In Minor Gender Transitions

By Albany Update | Mar 2, 2022

A recent article in the Daily Mail highlights a disturbing phenomenon in which young British people—including minor children—who believe they are “transgender” use GoFundMe pages to solicit funds online to help pay for gender-related hormone treatments and surgical procedures. The article discusses a 13-year-old boy who believes himself to be a girl. The boy used…

NYCF Shares March Prayer Needs

By Albany Update | Feb 19, 2022

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms invites our brothers and sisters in Christ throughout New York to lift the following prayer requests to the Lord in the month of March: That the Lord would heal those New Yorkers who are afflicted with COVID-19 and end this pandemic; That the Lord would bless our upcoming Digital Day…

Hochul Incorrectly Calls Sports Betting ‘Success For All’

By Albany Update | Feb 19, 2022

The New York state motto is “Excelsior,” a Latin word that means “ever upward.” Unfortunately, when it comes to sports gambling on mobile devices, the Empire State has been living up to that motto. According to State of Politics, during the first 30 days when sports gambling on mobile devices was legal in New York,…

State Of New York Hires Chief Disability Officer

By Albany Update | Feb 19, 2022

On February 15, 2022, AuburnPub.com reported that Gov. Kathy Hochul has hired Kimberly Hill as the Chief Disability Officer for the state of New York. According to the Governor’s office, “the Office of the Chief Disability Officer will ‘establish New York as a model for inclusivity, integration, and accessibility by ensuring all state policies, programs,…

Republicans Push Back on School Mask Mandate

By Albany Update | Feb 19, 2022

On February 14, 2022, Republicans in the State Senate and the State Assembly attempted to force votes on bills that would bar state agencies from imposing mask mandates in schools. In each house, the GOP-led effort was voted down by the Democratic majority. The vote was 43-20 in the Senate and 94-50 in the Assembly,…

Pot Proprietors Circumvent State Law With Premature Cannabis Sales

By Albany Update | Feb 19, 2022

The New York State Office of Cannabis Management recently issued a warning to shop owners who—in an effort to circumvent state law—have been giving away marijuana to customers. So-called “pot stickers” are one example of this phenomenon. According to WENY News, some New York merchants have been selling stickers, memberships, or other goods and services…

Mask Mandate Mostly Lifted, But School Mandate Stays

By Albany Update | Feb 11, 2022

On February 9, 2022, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that the statewide mask mandate for indoor public places would be lifted effective February 10. Gov. Hochul stated that the decision to lift the mask mandate was driven by decreasing COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations. According to the Albany Times Union, mask mandates affecting transportation hubs, nursing homes,…

Hochul’s Health Department Considers Controversial Regs

By Albany Update | Feb 11, 2022

Under the leadership of Gov. Kathy Hochul, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) is considering adopting several regulations pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic. The proposed regulations have prompted a great deal of public concern due to their encroachments upon personal and religious liberty. In recent days, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms has issued…