Posts Tagged ‘ Congressman Randy Forbes ’

Sen. Steve Daines And Rep. J. Randy Forbes: The Pride Of Thomas Jefferson

Jan 18th, 2016 | By

Jefferson understood that religious freedom is a fundamental human right that is essential to a free society, and therefore all of us, whether religious or nonreligious, have a stake in ensuring its protection. Respecting religious freedom is about protecting a diversity of beliefs so that all of them may be publically expressed and practiced.

What America Today Can Learn From The Preamble To The Constitution

Aug 5th, 2015 | By

“We the people of the United States,” The Preamble begins with a radical departure from the way government typically operated. At the time, most governments were headed by a monarch. In stark contrast, the Preamble introduces a government ruled of the people, by the people, and for the people — declaring that concept as the foundation for the rest of the document.

Forbes Leads Letter To Navy On Religious Protections For Military Chaplains

Mar 31st, 2015 | By

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA), Founder and Co-Chairman of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, led over 30 Members of Congress in sending a letter to Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy, and Rear Admiral Margaret Kibben, Chief of Chaplains for the Navy, urging the Navy to reinforce policies currently in place that protect military chaplains’ freedom to practice their religion according to the tenets of their faith.

Congressman Forbes Names Senator Lankford Co-Chairman of Congressional Prayer Caucus

Jan 22nd, 2015 | By

Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-VA), founder and co-chairman of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, recently named Senator James Lankford (R-OK) co-chairman of the Prayer Caucus. The Caucus works to protect the fundamental human right of religious freedom and guards the right of individuals to pray and practice their faith freely.

Congressman Forbes Grills Anti-Christian Bigot

Nov 24th, 2014 | By

Anti-Christian bigot Mikey Weinstein: “Today we face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation’s Armed Forces.”

Congressman Forbes Seeks Answers On Censorship Of Christian Symbols At VA Chapels

Jul 18th, 2014 | By

Congressman Randy Forbes (R-VA), Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) and other lawmakers are seeking answers from the head of the Department of Veteran Affairs over the censorship of Christian symbols in VA Hospital chapels. The congressmen want to know why a VA Hospital in Michigan was told to hide all Christian symbols in its chapel.  The hospital was forced to hide statues of Jesus and Mary, an altar and a crucifix with a long curtain.

Forbes: Supreme Court Decision Landmark Victory For Religious Freedom

Jul 1st, 2014 | By
Congressman Randy Forbes

“Religious freedom is the cornerstone of a free society, and every American—regardless of whether we are religious—should be concerned when the government attempts to restrain free exercise.  We live in a country whose laws respect freedom and diversity, and today the Supreme Court affirmed the Constitution’s strong protections for all Americans to live and work by their convictions.  Freedom of conscience can include nothing less than the way a person lives all aspects of his or her life. As a nation, our laws must encourage and support, not penalize, citizens who seek to adhere to their moral convictions.”

The ‘Controversial’ Cross At Ground Zero

Jun 5th, 2014 | By

The Ground Zero cross is just one example of the many legal challenges that have threatened memorials around the country. Another memorial — the Mount Soledad Cross in California — has been the center of a legal battle for more than 20 years. The cross was dedicated in 1953 to honor those who gave their lives in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. Many, including members of Congress, have risen to defend the cross, but the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the cross was unconstitutional. The fate of the cross has been appealed to the Supreme Court.

‘Under God’ Stays In The Pledge Of Allegiance

May 21st, 2014 | By

One nation, under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all. These words have long echoed throughout America’s history. Students rise, face the flag, and with hands over hearts, recognize the values that have historically united our nation and made the United States of America exceptional: faith, freedom, justice, and unity.