NYCF In The News

Pastors Urge Cuomo to Prioritize The Safe Re-Opening of Churches

By Albany Update | May 20, 2020

Genesee Sun, May 20, 2020 Over 300 pastors from across New York signed an open letter urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to prioritize the safe re-opening of churches for congregational worship. Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF), said “It has been nearly two months since Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered…

New York Churches Don’t Want To Be Among The Last To Reopen

By Albany Update | May 19, 2020, May 19, 2020 The Rev. Jason McGuire, with the Christian lobbying group New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, said evangelical church leaders understand that there is a state of emergency in New York because of the virus. But, he said, state officials should work with religious leaders to find a balance that allows church services…

A New York-based conservative group blasted Katko, Reed and Stefanik for supporting the Equality Act.

By Albany Update | May 19, 2019

Jason McGuire, executive director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, labeled the trio the “Compromised Three.” and claimed the legislation would “enshrine religious bigotry in America.” “When these individuals come calling for conservative support next year, voters should remember how quickly New York’s ‘Compromised Three’ caved to politically correct special interests,” he said.

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State’s highest court rules there is no constitutional right to assisted suicide

By Albany Update | Sep 7, 2017

The Legislative Gazette, September 7, 2017 “[Rev. Jason J. McGuire], executive director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, [says] the Court of Appeals ruling does three things.” “‘It demonstrates respect for the Constitution of the state of New York. Nothing in our state’s Constitution in any way affirms physician-assisted suicide, and the Court acknowledged that…

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The case against a constitutional convention for New York

By Albany Update | Aug 12, 2017

by Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Livingston County News, August 12, 2017 “While there are many potential constitutional amendments that would dramatically improve our state, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms opposes this year’s constitutional convention question.”


Outcry against Trump ban on transgender people in Armed Forces

By Albany Update | Jul 26, 2017

Newsday, July 26, 2017 “Rev. Jason J. McGuire, [NYCF’s Executive Director], said in a statement: ‘Persons who wish to serve the nation in the Armed Forces will have a simple and fair choice to make: Refrain from adopting “transgender” identities and behaviors, or refrain from serving in the military.’”

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Alesi on tap for new NY post

By Albany Update | Jun 19, 2017

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, June 19, 2017 “‘There’s only one reason for Governor Cuomo to put someone as unqualified and disgraced as Jim Alesi on the Public Service Commission, and that’s control,’ [Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of] New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, said in a statement.”

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NY requires infertility coverage for all

By Albany Update | Apr 29, 2017

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, April 19, 2017 “New York’s health insurers will be required to provide coverage for fertility treatment regardless of marital status or sexual orientation, according to new state guidelines…The new guidelines were panned by New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, a Spencerport-based evangelical group that is active at the state Capitol. ‘(The) proposed…

Sexual-orientation therapy sparks state debate

By Albany Update | Apr 26, 2017

Plattsburgh Press-Republican, April 26, 2017 “The loudest opposition to the [Counselor Coercion Bill] is coming from a Christian conservative group New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms… Its legislative director, Stephen Hayford, called the proposal ‘an issue of censorship… The state would be reaching into a counselor’s office and dictating what can be said and what cannot…

Evangelicals Host Albany Lobby Day

By Albany Update | Mar 28, 2017

Legislative Gazette, March 28, 2017 “[Talk] of national office for the ambitious governor has already become a source of criticism.” “[Legislative Day 2017], which filled the [Empire State] Plaza’s Convention Center, featured keynote speakers David and Jason Benham, twin brothers who are entrepreneurs and motivational speakers with a spiritual message.”

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Cuomo’s agenda draws cheers, jeers with an eye to 2020

By Albany Update | Jan 27, 2017

Democrat & Chronicle, January 27, 2017 “[Talk] of national office for the ambitious governor has already become a source of criticism.” “Cuomo contraception regulations [dated] Jan. 21 demonstrated ‘just how badly Governor Cuomo desires to curry liberal favor in anticipation of his 2018 re-election campaign and his fantasy of a 2020 presidential bid,’ said Jason…

New Paltz High Leads Way in Gender Neutral Bathrooms

By Albany Update | Sep 18, 2016, September 18, 2016 Rev. Jason J. McGuire of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms commented, “‘Everyone wants to be sensitive …but the reality is somebody’s confusion or mental state does not change the basic biology… The problem is we’re trying to normalize this behavior. It is an effort to remove the fact that there are…

N.Y. attorney general approves late-term abortion

By Albany Update | Sep 12, 2016

Baptist Press, September 12, 2016 “New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, a pro-life group of evangelicals, reacted to the opinion by dubbing the attorney general ‘Third Trimester Schneiderman,’ saying his opinion would result in the unnecessary deaths of more babies.” “‘The New York state legislature has declined to pass abortion expansion legislation for a reason,’ said…

Late abortions in NY can be done in some cases, AG says

By Albany Update | Sep 8, 2016

Poughkeepsie Journal, September 8, 2016 “‘Public policy in the state of New York should be focused on aiding women and their unborn children in their hour of need, not further funding political allies at Planned Parenthood,’” said Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms.

New York Joins Coalition Of States Fighting North Carolina’s ‘Bathroom Bill’

By Albany Update | Jul 28, 2016

Time Warner Cable News, July 28, 2016 Rev. Jason McGuire of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms asked, “‘Why in the world would the governor seek to go after North Carolina in its action regarding [transgender bathroom use] when he should be paying attention to the needs of New York?’”

NYC spends $265G to urge people to use restroom of their choice

By Albany Update | Jun 7, 2016, June 7, 2016 “‘While I am sensitive to the confusion that some people experience surrounding their gender, I resent the fact that Mayor Bill de Blasio and other bathroom bullies are telling our daughters that something is wrong with them when they feel discomfort sharing potentially dangerous situations with older biological males,’ said the…