LINCOLN – The Nebraska Family Alliance commended Gov. Pete Ricketts today for issuing a proclamation recognizing Jan. 16th as Religious Freedom Day in Nebraska.

Pastors, clergy, and a variety of organizations representing a diverse group of faith communities gathered in the State Capitol to express their support for religious freedom.

Alliance  Director Karen Bowling called religious liberty a foundational freedom that is worth defending for all Nebraskans.

She said the First Amendment guarantees that no one, regardless of their beliefs, is punished by the government or coerced into retreating from civil and political life as the price for following their faith.

She said Monday’s press conference and proclamation signing demonstrates the diverse and passionate support for religious freedom in Nebraska.