Threats to religious liberty in the United States did not begin with the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges decision, but they have become more pronounced since last summer’s ruling. Now that the high court has discovered a new “right” in the Constitution, those who wish to live out their sincerely held beliefs concerning Biblical marriage are finding themselves on a collision course with big government. Thankfully, there are men and women in Congress who respect and actively work to defend the boundaries our nation’s founders so carefully put in place in order to limit government.
One of those leaders is U.S. Sen. James Lankford (R-OK). After serving four years in the U.S. House of Representatives, Senator Lankford was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2014. As chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, Lankford fights unnecessary and burdensome regulation and advocates for a more restrained federal government. Senator Lankford is committed to protecting the future for our families, demanding an efficient and transparent federal government, and ensuring our nation remains the world leader. He believes that empowering families, individuals, communities, and private enterprise will grow our economy and protect our values.
Before his time in Congress, James served as Director of Student Ministry at the Baptist Convention of Oklahoma and Director of the Falls Creek Youth Camp, the largest youth camp in the United States, with more than 51,000 individuals attending each summer. James lives in Edmond with his wife Cindy. They have been married for over 20 years and have two daughters, Hannah and Jordan.