Critical Updates from the Religious Freedom Summit
My Faith Votes was honored to have our Chairman Sealy Yates attend the Second Annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom Summit in Washington D.C last week. We talked with Sealy to learn more about the event, the critical takeaways for Christians, and how we can speak out on behalf of the persecuted and the voiceless across the world. Read our full conversation below.
The Foundation of a Strong Society
Strong families create strong societies. There is no question about it. Rebecca Hagelin, with Dr. James Dobson Family Talk, says it this way, “A stable family unit is the foundation on which to build a stable society and to raise stable children. Creating sound, stable families is so obviously the answer to saving our society from a litany of social ills and heartbreak that it is often overlooked in a search for more complex and less-effective ‘solutions.’”
A Reminder To Us All This Independence Day
It’s one of my favorite times of the year. Parades, picnics, fireworks and all things red, white and blue to mark America’s birthday. Growing up in a farming community in the Midwest, summertime meant plenty of hometown parades to celebrate our American pride and values. As a child, I loved all the sights and sounds.
Men — Listen Up This Father’s Day!
This Father’s Day, I’m reminded of a conversation I had with a father like me — a conversation that all fathers need to face. I just got done giving a presentation to a large audience when the usual line of people formed to ask questions or give their input to the talk.
A Q&A with Dennis Prager: God Will Ask You Why You Didn’t Vote
A few weeks ago My Faith Votes sat down with Dennis Prager, the leading conservative radio host, author and co-founder of Prager University. The wide-ranging conversation, which you can view here, touched on the political and cultural divide in America, how the ideology of the Left constitutes a godless religion that has infiltrated society’s core, raising boys in today’s culture and Big Tech’s biased censorship of over 100 PragerU videos.
My Faith Votes Applauds HHS Decision to Discontinue Use of Fetal Tissue from Abortions for Research
DALLAS — Jason Yates, CEO of My Faith Votes, issues the following statement following the announcement by HHS that human fetal tissue obtained from elective abortions will no longer be used in research conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
A Message from President James A. Garfield for this Memorial Day
In 1868 Congressman James A. Garfield, who would later become the 20th president of the United States, gave a speech on “Decorations Day” at Arlington National Cemetery, the day we now refer to as Memorial Day.
We Must Stand with Israel When Rockets Fly
Last week, Israel was pounded by what seemed like an endless stream of rocket attacks. The explosions and bloodshed serve as a reminder that our ally is an island of freedom in a sea of turmoil. Now, as always, the only flourishing democracy in the Middle East needs our unwavering support.
Church Membership in America
A new Gallup survey shows that church membership in America has plummeted 20 points since 1999 to just 50 percent. And the percentage of Americans claiming to have no religion has more than doubled since then.
Removing George Washington
George Washington High School, which is part of the San Francisco Unified School District, has voted to remove two 83-year-old murals depicting (ironically) the life of George Washington because of complaints that their depictions of African-American slaves working in the fields and a slain Native American in the West were offensive and might “traumatize” students and community members.
ISIS Reduced to Memes
While the cause of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire is still under investigation, officials say that so far, there is no evidence of terrorism or arson. The most likely cause was an accident sparked by flammable chemicals from a restoration project. That didn’t stop ISIS from quickly creating an Internet meme mocking the loss and celebrating the pain it inflicted on Christians.
Notre Dame Update
It now appears that thanks to brilliant Old World construction, brave firefighters and perhaps miraculous intervention, much less of Notre Dame Cathedral was destroyed than was first feared. The worst damage seems to have been contained to the spire and roof.
Mike Huckabee identifies 'biggest threat' to moral fiber of US, why it's the Church's fault
Redefining gender and sexual identity is the “greatest threat” to the moral fiber of America, said former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, and the fault lies with the Church.
Fighting for Life
Georgia legislators have passed a bill banning abortion after the baby has a detectable heartbeat, which is around six weeks, unless the pregnancy endangers the mother’s life or poses “substantial and irreversible physical harm” to the mother.
FULLY HUMAN, FULLY ALIVE
What an amazing ultrasound video—my eleven and a half week grandbaby stretching his legs and “jumping” in my daughter’s womb! We could see the tiny heart beating, and it became crystal clear that this little creation wasn’t just a “piece of tissue” but a living being.
House Democrats Make Abortion Funding Top Priority
Jason Yates, CEO of My Faith Votes, issues the following statement in response to the passage of legislation in the U.S. House to reopen the government that includes funding for pro-abortion initiatives.
Judge Kavanaugh Statement
Jason Yates, CEO of My Faith Votes, releases a statement in response to President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
DOJ Announcement of the Place to Worship Initiative
My Faith Votes releases the following statement in support of the “Place to Worship Initiative,” which will focus on protecting the ability of houses of worship and other religious institutions to build, expand, buy, or rent facilities
My Faith Votes Applauds Bipartisan Effort in ‘Fighting for the Vulnerable’
There is no greater purpose than for our leaders to uphold the dignity of every person, and this legislation is a fantastic step forward in the fight to protect the life and liberty of those threatened by sexual exploitation.
See Which Senators Voted No on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
This vote not only failed to acknowledge fundamental science but it ignored the voice of the majority of Americans. According to a recent Marist and Knights of Columbus poll, 76% of Americans don’t support abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Every Year We Abort 1.5 Million Babies While Over 3 Million Families Are in Line to Adopt
Human dignity should not be forfeited or diminished, but we still abort millions of babies a year.
Dr. Carson's New HUD Initiative
In early December Dr. Carson, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former National Honorary Chairman of My Faith Votes announced a new initiative within HUD that should excite the community of faith.
Fate of the Johnson Amendment Soon To Be Decided
Congress will be in conference to negotiate and reconcile the differences in their two tax bills. there is one item faith leaders want to see in the final bill. the abolishment of the Johnson Amendment.
My Faith Votes Calls for Unity after Attack on Congressional Leaders, Including Majority Whip Steve Scalise
Let’s then set anger aside from both our mouths and our hearts, and instead let’s seek peace and the common good. America is strongest when, in the midst of our diversity and differences, we can still come together.
A Step Forward For Religious Liberty
Last Thursday in the Rose Garden on the White House lawn, on the very same day as the National Day of Prayer, President Donald J. Trump signed the Presidential Executive Order, “Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty.” You can read this brief Presidential Executive Order here.
George Barna: Worldview And The State Of The Church (Video)
What does it mean to have a biblical worldview? Do the majority of Americans hold a biblical worldview? George Barna of the American Culture & Faith Institute recently conducted a massive research study on this topic, and the results may surprise you.
To Ban Or Not To Ban?
Looking back over the last many months of electrifying and sometimes offensive comments made by many in the media and political spheres regarding the refugee issue, it is no surprise how the issue of the refugee and travel ban has become so emotional and sensitive. From a Christian perspective, it really is a difficult topic to navigate.