Religious Freedom

  • Support the concept of limited civil government jurisdiction under the natural laws of God.
  • Government must be restrained from intruding into the freedoms of its citizens.
  • School administrators should not infringe on Texas students and school staff rights to pray, engage in religious speech, or display religious items.
  • Repeal and/or nullify the Johnson Amendment to restore the free speech rights of pastors and religious organizations.

 

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  • I support the historic concept, established by our nation’s founders, of limited civil government jurisdiction under the natural laws of God, and oppose the concept that the state is sovereign over the affairs of men, the family, and the church.
  • I believe that government properly exists by the consent of the governed and must be restrained from intruding into the freedoms of its citizens. The function of government is not to grant rights, but to protect the unalienable, God-given rights of life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness of all, including the unborn. Texans should be free to express their religious beliefs, including prayer, in public places.
  • I believe that school administrators and officials should not infringe on Texas school students’ and staffs’ rights to pray and engage in religious speech, individually or in groups, on school property without government interference.
  • The Texas Legislature should end censorship of religion in relation to our founding documents and encourage discussing those documents, and the Bible as the basis for them.
  • Students and school district personnel have the right to display religious items on school property.
  • The Texas Legislature should repeal the Johnson Amendment, which assaults the free speech of pastors and religious organizations. The Texas Legislature should protect the First Amendment rights of any citizen to practice their religion and exercise their right to free speech in the public square, as well as in religious organization affiliations.