Ben Sasse, the Republican candidate for the Senate from the state of Nebraska, takes an astonishingly broad position on his website about religious freedom. He argues that the government cannot ever force anyone to do anything that is against their religion.
Thanks to ObamaCare, this President has placed the liberal abortion agenda over the religious obligations of millions of Americans. Those who believe in the sanctity of life are now required to finance the death of unborn children.
Ben Sasse believes that our right to the free exercise of religion is co-equal to our right to life. This is not a negotiable issue. Government cannot force citizens to violate their religious beliefs under any circumstances. He will fight for the right of all Americans to act in accordance with their conscience.
We have the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which requires that the government grant exemptions from some laws if there isn’t a compelling state interest in preventing some tangible harm, but that is not the same thing as being allowed to act on your religious beliefs under any circumstances. That’s an incredibly radical position.