NYCF In The News

Measures Emerge To Shield NY Providers From Anti-Abortion States

By Albany Update | Apr 10, 2022

“One potential consequence of the nation’s highest court overturning Roe v. Wade is that more women could be prompted to come to the state for an abortion if their home states shut down abortion clinics. [Pro-life advocates] are already preparing for that eventuality, said Jason McGuire, director of the conservative New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms.”…

Key Lawmaker Files Bill Package Aimed at Protecting Abortion Rights of New Yorkers

By Albany Update | Mar 31, 2022

Told of the bills’ introduction, Rev. Jason J. McGuire, executive director of New Yorkers For Constitutional Freedoms, said: “It’s not surprising that some militantly pro-abortion New York lawmakers are outraged at life-affirming laws that have been passed in other states, and it’s not surprising that those same lawmakers want to limit the impact of such…

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Gov. Hochul Frequently Invokes Her Catholic Faith In Public Addresses

By Albany Update | Nov 28, 2021

“I think there is a backlash in the evangelical community,” said the Rev. Jason J. McGuire, executive director of the New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation and an evangelical leader who lobbies state government. “I’m hearing from people who aren’t [even] regular church attenders about the hypocrisy of her position. “Particularly galling, McGuire said, was Hochul’s…

Could the coming Supreme Court case on abortion impact NY?

By Albany Update | May 25, 2021

“The question we should be asking is regarding the humanity of the unborn, and more and more as we see the window into the womb, I think a generation is rising up saying those babies deserve protections,” said Jason J. McGuire, executive director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms.

Katko one of three Republicans to vote for Equality Act

By Albany Update | Feb 26, 2021

“New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, a conservative group that opposes the Equality Act, urged three New York members who voted for the bill in 2019 — Katko, Reed and U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik — to ‘make a course correction’ and vote against the legislation. Only Stefanik changed her position.”

Cuomo directs that no more than 10 people can attend a church service

By Albany Update | Sep 1, 2020

“Jason McGuire, director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, an evangelical Christian advocacy group that monitors state policy an legislation, said he was ‘encouraged’ by Cuomo’s announcement.” “At the same time, however, McGuire contended it came with ‘some hypocrisy,’ noting Cuomo’s press briefing was attended by some 20 people — double the number of people…

NY quarantine order? Not for pro sports teams

By Albany Update | Jul 9, 2020

Jason McGuire, executive director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, an evangelical Christian advocacy group, said Cuomo’s quarantine order is complicating plans for some New York churches who usually welcome missionaries from other states. The pro sports exemption highlights the “inconsistency” of the state’s coronavirus rules, he said. “Churches will voluntarily abide by certain restrictions…

NY quarantine order? Not for pro sports teams

By Albany Update | Jul 9, 2020

Utica Observer-Dispatch Jason McGuire, executive director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, an evangelical Christian advocacy group, said Cuomo’s quarantine order is complicating plans for some New York churches who usually welcome missionaries from other states. The pro sports exemption highlights the “inconsistency” of the state’s coronavirus rules, he said. “Churches will voluntarily abide by…

Cuomo: socially-distances religious services may resume; dioceses offer guidance

By Albany Update | Jun 7, 2020

The Daily News Online The Rev. Jason J. McGuire of Lima, executive director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, welcomed the governor’s announcement, but also acknowledged that it would have included a greater rollback on restrictions. “The Governor’s announcement is not everything, but it’s forward movement,” McGuire said in a statement. “Evangelicals want Gov. Cuomo…

GOV. CUOMO ALLOWS HOUSES OF WORSHIP TO REOPEN WITH UP TO 25 PERCENT CAPACITY

By Albany Update | Jun 7, 2020

The Recorder New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, which advocates for evangelical Christians, has objected to the church closures on religious freedom grounds, but called a limited re-opening a step forward. “We know that pastors and churches can be trusted to take appropriate safety precautions,” said the Rev. Jason McGuire of Rochester, the organization’s executive director.…

Houses of worship can now go to 25% capacity in Phase 2 in New York

By Albany Update | Jun 6, 2020

Times Telegram “We know that pastors and churches can be trusted to take appropriate safety precautions,” said the Rev. Jason J. McGuire, executive director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, a conservative group based near Rochester. “While we would prefer a more rapid rollback of the state’s temporary limits on religious gatherings, our organization appreciates…

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NY churches, temples, mosques can go to 25% in Phase 2. What to know

By Albany Update | Jun 6, 2020

“We know that pastors and churches can be trusted to take appropriate safety precautions,” said the Rev. Jason J. McGuire, executive director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, a conservative group based near Rochester. “While we would prefer a more rapid rollback of the state’s temporary limits on religious gatherings, our organization appreciates that this positive…

Pastors Urge Cuomo for Guidance on Religious Services

By Albany Update | May 20, 2020

Spectrum News, May 20, 2020 Hundreds of pastors across New York wrote a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo asking that congregations be allowed to return to church as soon as possible. “Out of respect for government authority and concern for the health of their congregants and the general public, thousands of New York churches have temporarily and…

New York to Allow Small Religious Gatherings, as Coronavirus Cases Fall

By Albany Update | May 20, 2020

The Wall Street Journal, May 20, 2020 The Rev. Jason McGuire, executive director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, which lobbies on behalf of evangelical Christian churches, sent Mr. Cuomo a letter Tuesday signed by more than 300 pastors who asked to prioritize in-person religious services. Mr. McGuire said the governor had taken a positive…

Three-Hundred New York Pastors Urge Gov. Cuomo to Prioritize Safe Re-Opening of Churches

By Albany Update | May 20, 2020

Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF), said “Phase Four is unacceptable for our first freedom…Under the First Amendment, worship services are not ‘non-essential gatherings.’” “Initially, churches complied with drastic measures to combat COVID-19. At this stage, however, a blanket ban on worship services across the state is no…

Churches Set for Holy Battle to Open in New York

By Albany Update | May 20, 2020

Newsmax, May 20, 2020 Three hundred pastors from New York state, led by the Rev. Jason McGuire, director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, signed a letter to the governor saying: “If it is safe to re-open retail establishments in a given region, it is safe to re-open churches in that region as well.” Well, what do…