DALLAS — My Faith Votes CEO Jason Yates releases the following statement praising President Trump for signing a new executive order defending religious liberty:
“Today is a day of celebration for every pastor and priest, every Christian businessman and businesswoman, and every lay follower of Christ who has been pushed aside for his or her religious convictions. For too long have Christians been chided and told our faith—and the very Judeo-Christian values that have greatly contributed to our nation’s providential history and success—has no place in our public lives. As Christians, we know and believe the opposite is true: the freedom to express and practice one’s religion has made, and will always make, America stronger.
“My Faith Votes commends President Trump and Vice President Pence for once again listening to the concerns of America’s Christian community—more than 220 million voices strong—and acting on its behalf. May we soon rise again as a nation where God is honored and where every individual enjoys the freedom to practice his or her faith without fear of retribution or discrimination.”
My Faith Votes—whose founding honorary national chairman was Dr. Ben Carson—is a non-partisan movement focused on motivating Christians in America to participate in local and national elections and be active members of society. By partnering with local churches, pastors and national faith leaders, My Faith Votes mobilizes and resources Christians to lead the conversation on the place of faith in culture and politics. In the 2016 election, My Faith Votes was largely credited with activating a sizable percentage of the 25 million Evangelicals who were registered to vote in previous elections but had chosen not to, prompting a record turnout by Evangelicals.