PRESS RELEASE: Governor Brownback’s Executive Order Fights for Religious Freedom

By July 7, 2015Kansas
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Washington, D.C. – Governor Sam Brownback today issued Executive Order 15-05, which prohibits state government from taking any discriminatory action against any “individual clergy or religious leader” or any “religious organization” that chooses not to participate in a marriage that is inconsistent with its sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman.

Penny Young Nance, CEO & President of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, had this to say:

“Governor Brownback’s Preservation and Protection of Religious Freedom executive order is of utmost importance for our nation. The Supreme Court’s reckless disregard for religious liberty in the Obergefell decision has painted a target on the backs of all Americans who reasonably believe in marriage as the union between one man and one woman. Until this senseless decision is overturned, we must do everything in our power to preserve the freedoms on which this nation was built — none more important than religious freedom. Gov. Brownback’s courageous stance for liberty is a great first step that all freedom-loving governors around the nation should follow.”

Barbara Saldivar, Kansas State Director for Concerned Women for America, had this to say:

“CWA of Kansas is pleased that Governor Brownback issued Executive Order 15-05, ‘Preservation and Protection of Religious Freedom,’ protecting the religious freedom of Kansas clergy and religious organizations. We support the Governor completely and thank him for his courage to stand strong.”

For an interview with Penny Nance, please contact Janae Stracke at or 712-269-1724.

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