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Sen. James Lankford’s profile continues to rise following his appointment as co-chairman of the Congressional Prayer Caucus. In an interview with Tulsa World, Lankford said the prayer caucus was a “nonpartisan gathering” but also said it would “address religious liberty issues around the country as they come up.”

Religious liberty issues have a way of becoming rather partisan issues.

“As two examples, he cited what he called efforts to restrict the right of military chaplains to pray according to their own consciences and the Hobby Lobby lawsuit, in which the government sought to require business owners to provide forms of birth control that they said violated their conscience,” Tulsa World reported.

Lankford is an outspoken critic of the Obama administration’s efforts to remove religion from policy decisions and what he views as a hostile stance toward people of faith.

Then again, the biggest reason for Lankford’s pick as co-chairman might be his deep baritone voice that can turn even staunchest atheists into believers.

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