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Evangelicals Host Albany Lobby Day

By Albany Update | Mar 28, 2017

Legislative Gazette, March 28, 2017 “[Talk] of national office for the ambitious governor has already become a source of criticism.” “[Legislative Day 2017], which filled the [Empire State] Plaza’s Convention Center, featured keynote speakers David and Jason Benham, twin brothers who are entrepreneurs and motivational speakers with a spiritual message.”

Cuomo’s agenda draws cheers, jeers with an eye to 2020

By Albany Update | Jan 27, 2017

Democrat & Chronicle, January 27, 2017 “[Talk] of national office for the ambitious governor has already become a source of criticism.” “Cuomo contraception regulations [dated] Jan. 21 demonstrated ‘just how badly Governor Cuomo desires to curry liberal favor in anticipation of his 2018 re-election campaign and his fantasy of a 2020 presidential bid,’ said Jason…

New Paltz High Leads Way in Gender Neutral Bathrooms

By Albany Update | Sep 18, 2016, September 18, 2016 Rev. Jason J. McGuire of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms commented, “‘Everyone wants to be sensitive …but the reality is somebody’s confusion or mental state does not change the basic biology… The problem is we’re trying to normalize this behavior. It is an effort to remove the fact that there are…

N.Y. attorney general approves late-term abortion

By Albany Update | Sep 12, 2016

Baptist Press, September 12, 2016 “New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, a pro-life group of evangelicals, reacted to the opinion by dubbing the attorney general ‘Third Trimester Schneiderman,’ saying his opinion would result in the unnecessary deaths of more babies.” “‘The New York state legislature has declined to pass abortion expansion legislation for a reason,’ said…

Late abortions in NY can be done in some cases, AG says

By Albany Update | Sep 8, 2016

Poughkeepsie Journal, September 8, 2016 “‘Public policy in the state of New York should be focused on aiding women and their unborn children in their hour of need, not further funding political allies at Planned Parenthood,’” said Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms.

New York Joins Coalition Of States Fighting North Carolina’s ‘Bathroom Bill’

By Albany Update | Jul 28, 2016

Time Warner Cable News, July 28, 2016 Rev. Jason McGuire of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms asked, “‘Why in the world would the governor seek to go after North Carolina in its action regarding [transgender bathroom use] when he should be paying attention to the needs of New York?’”

NYC spends $265G to urge people to use restroom of their choice

By Albany Update | Jun 7, 2016, June 7, 2016 “‘While I am sensitive to the confusion that some people experience surrounding their gender, I resent the fact that Mayor Bill de Blasio and other bathroom bullies are telling our daughters that something is wrong with them when they feel discomfort sharing potentially dangerous situations with older biological males,’ said the…

Aid-in-dying bill passes Assembly Health Committee in close vote

By Albany Update | May 24, 2016

The Legislative Gazette, May 24, 2016 “‘By hastily rubber-stamping this deeply problematic proposal, the Assembly Health Committee has taken a step toward a future in which the lives of terminally-ill persons are treated as expendable, and in which insurance companies will be at liberty to make cost-saving coverage decisions that steer vulnerable individuals toward physician-assisted…

Brittany Maynard’s Husband Lobbies For NY Right-To-Die Bill

By NYCF | May 5, 2016

CBS New York, February 25, 2016 “Opponents say a [physician-assisted suicide] law could be misused, by people struggling with mental illness or by greedy heirs who urge an elderly relative to end his or her life early. The Rev. Jason McGuire, president of [New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms and] New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation, said…

Conservative group sends letter to Trump

By NYCF | May 5, 2016

Albany Times Union, February 17, 2016 “The Rev. Jason McGuire, executive director of the conservative advocacy group New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, is among more than two dozen signatories of an open letter to Donald Trump that presents pointed questions about the current Republican front-runner’s commitment to culture-war issues including abortion, same-sex marriage and gambling…”…

Girl Scouts consider policy change to include trans-gender children

By NYCF | Apr 21, 2016, April 21, 2016 “New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, an evangelical Christian advocacy group released a statement in response to the GSNENY proposal. It reads, ‘Parents should be able to expect that their daughters will be physically and emotionally safe when they attend Scouting activities. That physical and emotional safety is compromised if and when…

Cuomo: No non-essential state travel to North Carolina

By NYCF | Mar 30, 2016, March 30, 2016 “Gov. Andrew Cuomo is protesting the adoption of a law in North Carolina… [Cuomo has] issued an executive order…banning non-essential state travel to the Tar Heel State… Last week, North Carolina state legislators approved legislation that reversed a Charlotte ordinance allowing transgender residents to use public restrooms corresponding with their gender…

North Carolina Governor’s Office Fires Back At Cuomo

By NYCF | Mar 29, 2016, March 29, 2016 “Vermont’s governor has joined New York Governor Andrew Cuomo [in] instituting a ban on state sponsored travel to North Carolina… The developments represent the latest fallout [from] North Carolina adopting a statewide law…to block a Charlotte City Council bathroom ordinance that, among other things, would have allowed transgender people to use…

Regulations Limit "Gay Conversion" Therapy for Minors in New York

By NYCF | Feb 27, 2016, February 8, 2016 “Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued executive orders to stop therapists from providing so-called ‘gay conversion therapy’ for New York minors…” “Jason McGuire, executive director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, a statewide Christian Advocacy group based in Rochester, believes the governor is inappropriately using his executive power to enact regulations that…

EXCLUSIVE: Gov. Cuomo to ban use of conversion therapy on LGBT youth by public and private health insurers

By NYCF | Feb 26, 2016

New York Daily News, February 7, 2016 “Gov. Cuomo will announce regulations Saturday that will ban public and private health care insurers from covering so-called gay conversion therapy [in certain contexts], the Daily News has learned…” “‘We have supported, and continue to support, the rights of people who have unwanted same sex attractions to seek…

NY finalizes ban on transgender discrimination

By NYCF | Feb 26, 2016

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, January 20, 2016 Rev. Jason McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, “said his group has been consulting with lawyers and will likely move ahead with a legal challenge now that the rules [on discrimination based upon gender identity] have been finalized.” “‘I believe we will be taking this…