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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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DOJ Announcement Of The Place To Worship Initiative

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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.

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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.

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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.