Do you believe the
Church is ESSENTIAL?


I do. 
We must ensure the religious liberties and rights to assemble without restriction of Louisiana citizens are protected at all times, including during states of emergencies. 

That's why I filed HR6, which passed the Louisiana House on June 18, 2020. 

Directing the church to close its doors only opens the door to further unwarranted restrictions in the future. 
Recommendations are welcome; Restrictions are not.

We cannot allow  our freedoms to be slowly eroded! We must stand together and protect our Constitutional rights.

That is why I will be running legislation in 2021 that will position Louisiana State Law to prevent any obstruction of our Religious Liberties, even during a state of emergency. 

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STAND FIRM FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

I support legislation that protects our religious freedom in Louisiana.

HR 6 by Representative McCormick

 

A RESOLUTION
To direct the governor to ensure that the right to individual liberty, the right to freedom of religion, and the right of the citizens of Louisiana to peaceably assemble are protected at all times without restriction.


WHEREAS, the importance of protecting religious freedom is recognized in the Preamble to the Constitution of Louisiana by providing that "We, the people of Louisiana, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political, economic, and religious liberties we enjoy, and desiring to protect individual rights to life, liberty, and property"; and

 

WHEREAS, Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution of Louisiana further recognizes the importance of protecting religious freedom by providing that "No law shall be enacted respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof"; and
 

WHEREAS, Article IV, Section 5(A) of the Constitution of Louisiana, provides that the governor shall "faithfully support the constitution and laws of the state and of the United States and shall see that the laws are faithfully executed"; and
 

WHEREAS, during the 2010 Regular Session of the Legislature, Act No. 793 was enacted into law providing for the Preservation of Religious Freedom Act, R.S. 13:5231 through 5242; and
 

WHEREAS, R.S. 13:5232(1) provides that the free exercise of religion is a fundamental right of the highest order in this state; and
 

WHEREAS, R.S. 13:5232(3) and (4) provide that it was the intent of the legislature and the people of Louisiana in 1974 to provide the same level of protection for an action of the government that explicitly burdened religious exercise as for an action that indirectly burdened religious exercise through its effect.

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the House of Representatives of the Legislature of Louisiana does hereby direct the governor to ensure that the religious liberty and right to assemble without restriction of Louisiana citizens be protected at all times, including during states of emergency.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the House of Representatives of the Legislature of Louisiana does hereby direct the governor not to authorize, restrict, or otherwise impose a penalty for individuals who wish to assemble for religious purposes, according to their constitutionally-bestowed rights and liberties.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the House of Representatives of the Legislature of Louisiana does hereby direct the governor to give absolute assurance to the people of this state that their religious liberties will be protected at all times, including during states of emergencies.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution be transmitted to the governor.