Promoting Strong Families

Marriage is the lifelong union of one man and one woman, and each child should–
whenever wise and possible–be raised in a stable family unit by his or her own mother and father.

How Will A Democratic Supermajority Reshape New York?

By Albany Update | Nov 26, 2020

Now that Senate Democrats in New York state have secured two-thirds of the legislative seats in that chamber, what will they do with their supermajority? A Democratic supermajority in both houses of the State Legislature (the State Assembly has been under a Democratic supermajority for decades) will certainly change the political landscape of Albany. Undoubtedly,…

New Yorkers Have No Intention Of Quitting Thanksgiving ‘Cold Turkey’

By Albany Update | Nov 21, 2020

As COVID-19 infections continue to climb in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has continued to take executive actions that limit the freedoms of New Yorkers in an effort to stop the spread of the pandemic. On November 12, 2020, Gov. Cuomo issued Executive Order No. 202.74. That order contains various provisions relating to the hours…

Supreme Court Hears Faith-Based Foster Care Case

By Albany Update | Nov 16, 2020

On November 4, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. This case is a challenge to the City of Philadelphia’s decision to bar Catholic Social Services from providing foster care placement services unless it places foster children with same-sex couples. According to WORLD, “Catholic Social…

Social Conservatives Keep Watchful Eye On State Ballot Measures

By Albany Update | Nov 16, 2020

On Election Day 2020, voters in states across the nation made key decisions on various ballot measures. In Colorado and Louisiana, voters decided on measures that would have limited—or attempted to limit—the availability of abortion. Colorado voters failed to pass Proposition 115, which would have banned abortions at more than 22 weeks’ gestation. According to…

November Is National Adoption Month

By Albany Update | Nov 6, 2020

“God setteth the solitary in families” (Psalm 68:5a). As a Christian organization, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms strongly supports adoption. Adoption gives Christian believers an opportunity to follow the Lord’s commands to love our neighbors (Mark 12:31) and to “defend the poor and fatherless [and] do justice to the afflicted and needy” (Psalm 82:3). From…

NYCF Congratulates Amy Coney Barrett On Supreme Court Confirmation

By Albany Update | Oct 26, 2020

Rochester, NY—Today, the United States Senate voted, 52-48, to confirm the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States. NYCF Executive Director Jason J. McGuire made the following comments: “Conservatives across the nation have cause for celebration tonight. Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s judicial record, scholarly writings, reputation, and performance…

2020 Presidential Campaign: Transgender Issues

By Albany Update | Oct 26, 2020

At his October 15, 2020 town hall, Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden (D-DE) spoke out about the “transgender” issue. When asked what he would do to “ensure that the lives and rights of LGBTQ people are protected,” Biden responded that he would “‘flat-out change the law.’” Biden added that he would…

State Reports Regarding Deaths Of Over 700 Children Withheld

By Albany Update | Oct 17, 2020

On October 13, 2020, the Albany Times Union reported that the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) has declined to release reports on the deaths of 725 children over the past 10 years. According to the Times Union, when a child who is under the supervision of the Child Protective Services…

In Debate, Vice Presidential Candidates See New Scrutiny

By Albany Update | Oct 10, 2020

On October 7, 2020, the two major party nominees for Vice President of the United States—Vice President Mike Pence (R-IN) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)—squared off in their one and only televised debate. Conventional wisdom holds that running mates usually have a negligible impact upon presidential election results. However, some pundits have speculated that because…

NYFRF Releases Nonpartisan Voter Guide

By Albany Update | Oct 6, 2020

On Tuesday, November 3, voters across the nation will cast their ballots for President of the United States. Here in New York, voters will also cast ballots for U.S. House of Representatives, New York State Senate, New York State Assembly, and various local offices. New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation, NYCF’s educational arm, is committed to…

Black Lives Matter Curriculum Hits The Classroom

By Albany Update | Sep 27, 2020

Dishonest rhetoric is a major problem in American politics. One example of that problem is the use of misleading terms that make policy proposals or political movements sound nicer and less threatening than they really are. In the 21st century United States, “reproductive health” means abortion, “gaming” means gambling, “sex work” means prostitution, “trans equality”…

NYCF’s October Prayer Needs

By Albany Update | Sep 18, 2020

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms invites our brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the State of New York to join us in prayer during the month of October. We pray: That the Lord will protect the State of New York from a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic; That the Lord would provide a cure…

Cuomo Administration Considers Mandating Flu Vaccines For Students

By Albany Update | Sep 18, 2020

On September 10, 2020, New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker announced that the State may create a new policy requiring flu shots for students who attend school in person. According to WXXINews.org, “because the testing infrastructure for the flu is the same as what’s used to detect the coronavirus,” a spike in conventional flu…

Schools (Sort Of) Set to Re-Open

By Albany Update | Sep 1, 2020

As the month of August draws to a close, parents across New York are making plans for their children to begin school this fall. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated those plans. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has given the green light for schools to re-open, but has left it up to individual districts to decide whether…

Christian Parents Challenged To Rethink Role Of Public Education

By Albany Update | Aug 24, 2020

A thought-provoking National Review op-ed by Tony Perkins and Cathy Ruse of Family Research Council (FRC) challenges Christians to take new approaches to their children’s education in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, Perkins and Ruse urge Christian parents to consider options other than traditional public schools. The two authors make a strong argument…

Court Sides With Couples Over Cuomo’s Wedding Restrictions

By Albany Update | Aug 16, 2020

On August 7, 2020, Judge Glenn Suddaby of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York ruled that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 50-person limit on non-essential gatherings was unconstitutional as applied to religious wedding ceremonies. According to the New York Post, two couples sued the Governor on the grounds that the 50-person limit…