Governor Ricketts Signs Proclamation for Religious Freedom Day in Nebraska

January 14, 2019 - 12:32pm

Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation declaring Wednesday as Religious Freedom Day in Nebraska.


The governor was joined by Nebraska faith leaders and community faith organizations, including the Nebraska Family Alliance and the Nebraska Catholic Conference at the signing ceremony at the Capitol.

Governor Ricketts stressed the importance of protecting peoples’ right of conscience and said religion should continue playing a key role in governance.

“Rather than saying religion is separate from government, it’s actually part of how we inform how we run government," Ricketts said. "That’s the way it’s been since the founding of our Constitution. In fact, it even goes back to the founding of why people came to this continent in the first place. The Pilgrims, to escape religious persecution from England, came here for that exercise of freedom.”

Other faith leaders at the proclamation signing expressed similar remarks, stating Religious Freedom Day represents the protection of faith and a continued union with governance in Nebraska.

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