DALLAS — Jason Yates, CEO of My Faith Votes, releases the following statement:
“More than any nation in the history of the world, America has proudly stood up for the rights of all men and women to worship, or not, according to their conscience. It is the pursuit of thisreligious liberty that directly led to our nation’s founding. But religious freedom means so much more than simply allowing all faiths to coexist or assemble together — it is also the freedom to act on the convictions of one’s faith. Yet, people of faith around the world are encountering grievous persecution and censorship today. Even in America, this right to religious freedomhas been challenged as florists, bakers and others have been compelled to violate their conscience or face legal punishment.
“That’s why I’m thrilled Secretary of State Pompeo is hosting the first-ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom this week in our nation’s capital. With political leaders and organizations attending from all over the globe, the ministerial offers a unique opportunity for the world community to find practical solutions to combat religious persecution and discrimination and to promote religious liberty. Many thanks to the Trump administration as it unapologetically prioritizes the discussion of religious freedom on the international stage.
“If liberty isn’t rendered to everyone, it cannot be preserved for anyone.”
My Faith Votes is a nonpartisan movement focused on motivating Christians in America to participate in local and domestic elections. 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. Gov. Mike Huckabee serves as the organization’s honorary national chairman.