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Thursday, April 02, 2015
ask the Indiana gov 2 veto the so-called fix
This morning, legislative leaders
released the language of their so-called “fix” of the religious freedom law – a
law that has been proven sound in 19 other states and needs no correction.
Incredibly, the new language
actually throws the religious freedom of many Hoosiers under the bus. For
The Jewish caterer who
declines to provide services for a particular event because of violations of
their religious tenets
The Christian florist
who declines to participate in celebrating a same-sex wedding ceremony (as
happened in Washington State)
The baker who declines to bake a cake with a message deriding same-sex marriage (as
happened in Colorado, showing that these issues cut both ways)
Restrictions on freedom of this
sort are happening around the nation and will inevitably come to Indiana if
this bill becomes law.
Legal experts also say that the
bill’s protection for churches is inadequate and will likely lead to lawsuits
or even prosecution over non-religious church activity, such as renting out
facilities for events.
What can you do? Please contact Gov. Mike Pence through his website or call (317) 232-4567 and urge him to veto the bill and protect religious liberty for ALL Hoosiers.
Thank you for making your voice heard.
The CitizenLink Team