On Thursday, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana signed SB 101, a “religious freedom” bill into law. He is quoted as saying, “Today I signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, because I support the freedom of religion for every Hoosier of every faith.”
The bill reads, “As used in this chapter, ‘exercise of religion’ includes any exercise of religion, whether or not compelled by, or central to, a system of religious belief.”
The Indiana Star reported, “The measure could allow business owners to refuse services to same-sex couples and has set off a firestorm of controversy.”
While this bill is modeled after the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” that Clinton signed into law, it is allowing for “any exercise of religion.” While this may protect Christian’s businesses that would refuse service to sodomites, it also would be protecting Muslims or any other false religion that wishes to do the same.
Fundamentally, the problem with this bill, as with the U.S. Constitution itself, is that it does not go far enough. If religious freedom was meant for Christians to have the freedom to practice their religion and not Muslims or any other religion, why was it not stated as such? This bill is no less giving place to any and all religions and is, therefore, not protecting its citizens nor the one and only true faith, Christianity.
If Governors are going to stand up against the tyranny of the Federal Government, why can’t they simply declare their State a Christian state that will practice God’s Law? To enact a law that is encompassing all religions only exasperates the problems that this nation is now facing with respect to atheists, sodomites, and Muslims.
One is not fighting for true “liberty,” as defined in Scripture, when the “perfect law of liberty,” the Scriptures, are being placed on the same level as any and all religions.
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