From a young age, my faith and my church have been beacons of hope and direction in my life, something that I still carry today. I gave my life to Christ as a young man, and it has guided me in everything I do. I have had the privilege of both leading bible studies since I was a young man, and of mentoring young people in their faith life.
My wife Erin and I have also worked hard to ensure our children grow up secure in their faith, which is why we actively participate in our church. We know firsthand that an active faith life is the bedrock of a healthy family.
I also understand that one’s faith should not exist solely within the walls of a church. That’s why I always have been a vigorous defender of religious liberty, both before and within an elected office. I was one of the lead attorneys in two major Supreme Court cases involving religious freedom, winning both. I fought to protect the rights of churches from government interference in the Hosanna-Tabor Case, and in the landmark Hobby Lobby case, I successfully argued for the rights or privately-owned businesses to run their companies according to their own morals.
I am also proud to be a leader in Missouri’s pro-life movement and to have the endorsement of Missouri’s Right to Life. As I’ve often said, we must speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. In the Senate, I will continue fighting for those who do not have a voice, and I will stand up for the rights, liberty, and dignity of all people.
I know all too well that our freedom of religion is often under attack from those on the far left. As Senator, I will oppose any restriction on our rights to worship and act according to our faith.
I thank God every day for the opportunity He’s given me to serve the people of Missouri.