The Religious Freedom Restoration movement has been going on since 1993, when the Federal Government enacted the Federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). Congress and President Bill Clinton acted to protect people of faith from religious discrimination to counter a Supreme Court ruling that eased First Amendment protections of people of faith. Nineteen states have followed the Federal Governments lead in passing their own RFRA laws to protect people of faith from discrimination in their states.
Indiana is the latest state to enact an RFRA law to protect people of faith from discrimination and bigotry, but you would think they were the first. Republicans, Conservatives, and Christians are doing a horrible job of defending the RFRA laws throughout the country. The homosexual activists and secular humanists have gone on offense claiming they are victims of religious hate, and traditionalists are on defense trying to explain the law does not discriminate. Traditionalists have bought into the secular humanist narrative.
In reality, people of faith are constantly under assault and discriminated against in America. When the homosexual activists and secular humanists tell you that RFRA laws are anti-gay, they are lying to you. They do not want the freedom to live out their sexuality free from discrimination. They want to use the force of law to coerce people of faith into accepting their secular humanist beliefs. Moreover, they are perfectly happy to discriminate against the religious beliefs of people of faith to achieve what they want.
All men have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. All men have a totally depraved Sin nature that directs the desires of our heart that which is contrary to the things of God. Apart from God, there will always be people who treat others wrongly. The question is are we going to identify ourselves with what others say about us, or are we going to identify with how God sees us – as His creation who bears His image. There is hope for those who are in Christ because there is now no condemnation for those who believe in Christ Jesus.
As much as homosexual activists and secular humanists want you to believe it, the RFRA laws have absolutely nothing to do with homosexuality. They are not about prohibiting homosexuality or prohibiting businesses from serving homosexuals. It is about protecting people of faith from being discriminated against for their religious beliefs.
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