On March 26 Hillary Tweeted “Sad this new Indiana law can happen in America today. We shouldn’t discriminate against ppl bc of who they love.” Did she forget that it was her husband that signed into law the federal The Religious Freedom Restoration Act in 1993? Did she also forget that it passed almost unanimously?
In President Clinton’s remarks at the signing ceremony for The Religious Freedom Restoration Act he said,
“We all have a shared desire here to protect perhaps the most precious of all American liberties, religious freedom. Usually the signing of legislation by a president is a ministerial act, often a quiet ending to a turbulent legislative process. Today, this event assumes a more majestic quality because of our ability together to affirm the historic role that people of faith have played in the history of this country and the constitutional protections those who profess and express their faith have always demanded and cherished.”
You can read his full remarks here.
Is Hillary against what her husband called “the most precious of all American liberties, religious freedom”? Oh and by the way, it is freedom OF religion, not freedom FROM religion – just to make that clear.
So what is this law all about? According to the Washington Post, Indiana FRFA law shares language similar to the federal RFRA. The RFRA prohibits “the government from ‘substantially burdening’ individuals’ exercise of religion unless it is for a ‘compelling government interest’ and is doing so in the least restrictive means.”
Who would this law help? Well, it may help organizations like the Little Sisters of the poor who filed a lawsuit challenging the administration’s HHS Mandate. According to the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty,
“Although the government does allow exemptions for church and church-type entities from the HHS Mandate for religious reasons, this accommodation does nothing for the Little Sisters. Because the government refuses to classify them as a “religious employer,” the Little Sisters are required to hire a third party to provide these objectionable services to their employees, and thus are still forced to participate in the government’s scheme. Believing that every human person has God-given worth, the Little Sisters cannot provide contraceptive, abortion, and sterilization services that go against their religious beliefs.”
You can read more about this lawsuit here. There are many more similar lawsuits against the HHS mandate.
Who would this law hurt? My guess would be: abortion providers that make billions of dollars killing unborn Americans; pharmaceutical companies that make the abortion pill and birth control; the eugenicists; the elite wealthy who support the eugenicists and their politicians; and the politicians that depend on the money and power of the elite to maintain their own wealth and position. This is NOT an anti-gay law, it is a law to protect citizens from government overreach.
It seems every time the American people stand up against the eugenics, progressive agenda they are met with bullying to create fear and silence. It is ironic that the people screaming intolerance are the intolerant and spreading hate. Sad to say that in the end, they are just pawns in the progressives’ political game.
I think it is interesting to note that Senator Obama voted for a similar bill for Illinois and it passed without any complaint. In fact an additional 19 states have similar RFRA legislation. So to all those people boycotting Indiana, that is up to you since this is still a free country, but should probably change their hashtag to #boycottINALAZCTFLIDKYLAMSNMOKRISCTNTXVA since it is more than the Indiana law. Besides, #boycottIndianaAlabamaArizonaConnecticutFloridaIdahoIllinoisKansasKentuckyLouisianaMississippiNewMexicoOklahomeRhodeIslandSouthCarolinaTennesseeTexasVirgina is more than 140 characters.