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Sen. James Lankford Says Religious Freedom Must be for All Faiths

  • Veronica Neffinger

    Veronica Neffinger wrote her first poem at age seven and went on to study English in college, focusing on 18th century literature. When she is not listening to baseball games, enjoying the outdoors, or reading, she can be found mostly in Richmond, VA writing primarily about nature, nostalgia, faith, family, and Jane Austen.

  • 2017 Feb 24

James Lankford, a Republican senator from Oklahoma, recently reposted a stirring speech about religious freedom he gave at last year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

Lankford said that if we believe in religious freedom, we must extend religious freedom rights to people of all faiths.

“If we believe in freedom of religion, that is all faiths. We stand for the person next to us to have a different faith than ours and for their right to practice their faith because we have a right to practice ours,” he stated.

The senator also stressed that Christians need not be afraid of people holding different views than them because this is what religious freedom is all about.

This year’s CPAC has been going on this week, with speeches from Vice President Mike Pence as well as from President Trump.

Pence told those gathered at the conference that “With your help and with God’s help and with President Donald Trump in the White House…the best days for America are yet to come. Let’s get to work.”

Trump noted the strength of the Make America Great Again Movement as well as the danger of listening to fake news stories circulated by certain news sources.


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Publication date: February 24, 2017