Monday, June 26, 2017

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling in favor of religious liberty is a momentous victory for religious rights in our country. Religious liberties fell under attack during the Obama Administration, from the Little Sisters of the Poor to Hobby Lobby. Today’s ruling further proves that while our nation believes in the separation of Church and State, it was also founded based upon the principles of freedom of religion. Here in Texas, we stand strong for freedom of religion protected by the First Amendment, and our state legislature upheld these beliefs by passing the Sermon Protection Act (SB 24) in May during the 85th Legislative session. We would like to see the Texas Legislature take up the banner of the First Amendment Defense Act in the upcoming special session, strengthening the protections that businesses and organizations have to freely profess and adhere to their sincerely-held religious beliefs.”