Resolution for Uplifting Faith and Freedom in America
State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis today joined Rep. Lee Chatfield of Levering to introduce House Resolution 223 observing Jan. 16, 2018 as Religious Freedom Day in Michigan.
Religious Freedom Day commemorates the anniversary of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, written by Thomas Jefferson. This statute ensured that never again would private citizens suffer at the hand of an abusive state church.
“Today is a special day, one of meditation and prayer,” Rep. Miller said. “I hope Michiganders will join me and use this time to reflect and ask God to continue to bless our state and our nation.”
The resolution encourages citizens to pray in his and her own manner, seeking God’s blessings on our families and government officials for personal renewal, moral awakening, and a new spirit of harmony across our land.
“Faith and religion have always played a vital role in America,” Rep. Chatfield said. “Since before George Washington, religious freedom has been revered. I am honored to continue the legacy of those before us by defending our God-given rights of religious freedom.”
House Resolution 223 passed the Michigan House of Representatives unanimously.