Things are moving fast in Indiana, and not for the better. After passing a reasonable religious freedom protection law, the state legislature was cowed into gutting the law by a fierce coalition of LGBT activists, politicians and corporate cronies. These unnecessary revisions put Hoosiers of every faith in a worse position than they were in before the original law was passed!
The “fix” means that the RFRA framework which has existed in federal law for over 20 years will not protect Hoosiers whose religious convictions forbid them from affirming homosexuality unless they are a minister or work for a faith-based ministry. In just the last 48 hours, the O’Connor family, Christians who own Memories Pizza & Ice Cream, were forced to close their doors after they were attacked for saying, hypothetically, they could not in good conscience cater a gay wedding.
What can you do? I just called Governor Pence and explained to his office why religious freedom is important to me. You can too: (317) 232-4567.
This is not how any of us wanted to spend Holy Week, but God is sovereign over all things, and the timing is no surprise to Him. Perhaps the timing is His way of reminding us of what truly matters?
Want to learn more about the proposed “fix?” Read these:
Indiana’s RFRA doesn’t need to be fixed, and the proposed solution creates a big problem.
Concise statement from Becket Fund
Stem the retreat.
There is power in cheap outrage, and it is time to stand up to it for the good of every American.
Don’t succumb to a pointless frenzy over a perfectly reasonable bill.