Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following statement today in observance of Good Friday and Passover:

“This week, Christians are observing Good Friday to commemorate the final moments leading to the crucifixion, and members of the Jewish community are celebrating Passover and their emancipation from enslavement in ancient Egypt. Both observances speak of sacrifice and pain but also of hope over despair. The Easter season of renewal is a time to celebrate the victory of good over evil, to reaffirm our faith that our God’s light is here and stronger than every darkness. On this joyous weekend, let us celebrate our religious freedom, joining together to give thanks for the many blessings in our lives – including liberty, justice and the glory of His grace."