Chick-fil-A Clashes Threaten Religious Freedom

July 30, 2012 ...

“Individuals have the right to decide whether or not to ‘eat mor chikin.’ But no government leader should restrict a business or organization from expanding to their district based on the personal or political views of the owners,” said NAE President Leith Anderson. “Such evident discrimination and attempts to marginalize those with religious values have …

Protections for Religious Organizations in Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

June 19, 2012 ...

The National Association of Evangelicals, representing 40 denominations with approximately 45,000 congregations, as well as schools, missions, humanitarian organizations and other groups with a constituency of millions, submits these comments in response to the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR). While the ANPR asks various questions about the feasibility of implementing accommodations for religious organizations …

Letter to HHS Secretary Sebelius

June 11, 2012 ...

Dear Secretary Sebelius: As leaders and supporters of faith based service organizations, we write to express our grave concern about the two-class concept of religious organizations that has been created by your department and other federal agencies in connection with contraceptives/abortifacients mandate of the health insurance regulations for preventive services for women. Our organizations, and …

The State of Religious Freedom in America

June 5, 2012 ...

Religious freedom is “both historically and logically at the foundation of the American experiment…Because human beings are responsible to God, these [first amendment] guarantees are crucial to the exercise of their God-given freedom.” The NAE makes clear in “For the Health of the Nation” that evangelicals promote and defend religious freedom not only for ourselves, …

Protecting the Freedom of Religious Organizations

March 8, 2012 ...

We respectfully ask President Obama to reconsider the plan to issue a new rule creating a group of religious organizations afforded accommodations, but not protection. We ask the President instead to amend the current exemption to include any objecting nonprofit organization that holds itself out to the public as religious and that engages in religious, …

Pass the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act

February 29, 2012 ...

This debate is not about contraception. More than 90 percent of evangelicals, including evangelical leaders, support responsible use of contraception. Most evangelicals also support making contraceptive services available through health insurance plans, where plan sponsors do not object on religious grounds. Where plan sponsors do object to providing particular products or services, plans would be …