DALLAS — My Faith Votes CEO Jason Yates releases the following statement celebrating the passing of a Texas legislation that aims to protect religious freedom of publicly funded child adoption service providers. The bill is now pending the approval of Gov. Greg Abbott.
“My Faith Votes believes every political interaction and decision has a consequence. Because of this, we celebrate the creation, passing or enacting of any new measure that protects religious freedom and strengthens the place of the family in society—no matter how small a victory it may seem. This is the product of faith in action, and were more Christians involved in the decision-making process of their communities, we would see a resurgence of faith in the public square.
“We are greatly heartened to hear the passing of this bill that protects the religious rights of Texas adoption service providers. We now call on Gov. Abbott to expeditiously sign it into law.”
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.