Freedom of Religion Act

Judie Brown
By Dale O'Leary
November 22, 2011
Reproduced with Permission

Freedom of religion is more than just the right to assemble for worship. True faith requires an all-encompassing commitment to God's law. In the past, people of faith have suffered cruel torture and death rather than eat a mouthful of pork or toss a handful of incense on the altar of the emperor - because they believed such actions violated God's law. Today, individuals and organizations are being persecuted, sued, and denied rights for refusing to surrender to the demands of the pro-abortion and pro-GLBTQ lobby. Freedom of religion is essential to a free society; therefore, no person, business, or nonprofit organization should be forced to violate their religious beliefs in order to conform to government imposed secular ideologies.

As governments surrender to pressure from GLBTQ activists, religious groups have been forced out of the adoption and foster care business. Small businesses have been forced to provide services for same-sex wedding celebrations. Children are forced into programs designed to attack their families' religious beliefs about sexuality. Persons who speak negatively about same-sex attraction have been forced to undergo sensitivity training. Indeed, any negative attitude toward same-sex attraction is labeled as bigotry and equated with racism.

As attacks on people of faith mount, a law is needed to protect their rights. Therefore, I urge Congress to pass a Freedom of Religion Act.

Persons with SSA and gender identity disorders want to silence people of faith, force them to change their beliefs, or accept second class status on the false premise that people have a right to be protected from having their feelings hurt. The exercise of freedom of speech and freedom of religion will necessarily make some people feel judged, offended, excluded, or discriminated against. However, no one has a constitutional right to have their feelings protected at the expense of other people's fundamental freedom.