Monday, February 17, 2014

States key to religious freedom

Louisiana's Governor Bobby Jindal spoke out recently at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library on the increasing threat against religious liberty in the USA.  Diana Chandler wrote an article covering his speech . . .

Americans must fight at the state level to protect religious liberties threatened by the Obama administration, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said in an address at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library.

Kansas and Kentucky are the most recent states to pass such protective laws in the wake of the failed federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2012, but more states must follow suit, Jindal said in a Reagan Forum address Thursday (Feb. 13) in Simi Valley, Calif.

"We must enshrine in our state laws strong legal protections for churches, religious organizations and individual believers. No church or church-affiliated organization or individuals whose business is run in a manner consistent with their faith practices should be required by the state to take steps in conflict with their religion," Jindal said. "Nor should they be legally punished for how they treat marital arrangements outside the teachings of their faith."

Read the entire article by Diana Chandler here.

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