Jefferson City, MO – Today Ryan Johnson, President of the Missouri Alliance for Freedom, called on the Missouri House of Representatives to let SJR39 be voted on by the people. If passed by the House SJR39, the religious freedom amendment will be on the statewide ballot in August or November.
“It has been one month since the Senate passed SRJ39 after enduring a historic 40-hour filibuster. Since that time, there has been much hyperbole and misinformation from the left and their big business cronies. We urge House Leadership to move quickly to pass SJR39” said Ryan Johnson, President of the Missouri Alliance for Freedom.
Senator Bob Onder’s religious liberty amendment has been referred to the House Emerging Issues Committee. Committee Chairman Elijah Haahr is favorable to religious liberty and is expected to help move the resolution through the process. State Representative Paul Curtman, who serves as the House handler of SJR39, is the son of a Baptist pastor and is a longtime champion of religious liberty. All three are conservative rising stars.
“Missourians overwhelmingly believe citizens should not be forced by the government to violate their deeply-held religious beliefs which are protected by our Constitution. The government should not be able to force clergy, citizens or business owners to take action against their religious beliefs. Our proposal gives Missouri voters the opportunity to strengthen basic religious liberty protections to shield Missourians from this government overreach.”
Missouri Alliance for Freedom is an action oriented conservative policy advocacy and legislative accountability group. Its focus is limited government and individual liberty. Its motto is trust but verify.