In a shocking turn of events, cowardly, ignorant Republican lawmakers in Indiana have proposed an amendment that turns the Religious Freedom Restoration Act upside down. The Associated Press is reporting that Indiana Republican lickspittles are offering the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment as a propitiatory sacrifice to the angry “gay” gods:
The amendment to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act released Thursday prohibits service providers from using the law as a legal defense for refusing to provide services, goods, facilities or accommodations. It also bars discrimination based on…sexual orientation[or] gender identity….
Matt Barber, attorney and editor-in-chief of the political website BarbWire, makes clear the implications of this noxious amendment:
What was intended as a shield to protect religious liberty has now become a sword to destroy it. What was intended to defend people of faith against being forced by government, under penalty of law, to affirmatively violate their First Amendment-protected liberty of conscience, has now been turned into a government weapon that compels people of faith to violate that conscience. This is a complete 180. If this is the final version, it would be better if this “RFRA” had never even been introduced. Pence must veto this and clarify that no person with a sincere religious belief against sin-based “gay marriage” may be compelled in any way, shape or form, to participate in that counter-Christian event. If he does not, then he has become an enemy to religious liberty.
To witness an embarrassing display of flabby political spin and public emasculation, click here to see Indiana Republican flim-flammers genuflect before America’s new ravenous and brutish idols who have plundered marriage, children, churches, schools, rainbows, and now the Constitution.
What happens when citizens buy the lie that “all that matters are fiscal issues”? Fools, cowards, and worse get elected.
It’s a good thing our founding documents were not written by these Indiana Republicans.
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