Press Release: CCVA supports the Ohio Religious Freedom Restoration Act
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 4, 2013
CONTACT: Charles Tassell, Assistant to the President (513) 652-5035
Citizens for Community Values Action supports
the Ohio Religious Freedom Restoration Act
First, we would like to thank Representative Bill Patmon and Representative Tim Derickson for their bipartisan leadership on the Ohio Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Their leadership on this, through the Religious Freedom Coalition, is noteworthy and laudable, and we expect to see more well-thought-out and balanced efforts like this coming forward. Their bipartisanship is a reminder that religious freedom is a uniquely American freedom, one on which our country was founded.
As we were reminded with Thanksgiving this last week; people, beginning with the Pilgrims, have come to America under very difficult circumstances simply for the right to live out the expression of their faith. Whether your personal faith is part of a major denomination or a minority sect, the freedom to express your beliefs is truly American.
Just as a bipartisan House and Senate passed the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was signed by President Clinton, we encourage all Representatives and Senators to support this basic human right – to live as we believe.
By Charles Tassell, Assistant to the President.
CCV Action, the non-profit and tax-exempt legislative action arm of Citizens for Community Values was founded in 2004 to promote the common good and general welfare, primarily by means of education and direct and grassroots lobbying in support of laws and protect the sanctity of human life, marriage and the family, and which are consistent with principles of good government.
CCV Action is a 501(c)(4), non-profit education and lobbying organization based in Cincinnati, OH and is dedicated to preserving and advancing the interests of family, faith, and freedom in the political arena.
CCV Action seeks to fortify the traditional foundations of civil society through efforts to educate, inform and influence elected officials in support of the country’s historic ideals of equality under the law, and the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness on which the nation was founded.