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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Support 1st Amendment
July 15, 2015
Support the First Amendment Defense Act
before the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision to re-define marriage
in all 50 states, conservative lawmakers have been actively working to
build support for the First Amendment Defense Act, S1598 and HR2802, a bill that ensures protection for those who make decisions based upon their religious beliefs and convictions.
passed, this legislation would protect those who support natural
marriage, marriage between a man and a woman, from facing retaliation
from the government. This legislation says that those who live according
to the belief that marriage is between a man and a woman should be
protected from losing grants, contracts, the ability to do business with
federal government and it protects employers from potential federal
(R-Utah) Mike Lee, one of the members who introduced the legislation
stated, "Regardless of where you come down on the issue of same-sex
marriage, we shouldn't allow the federal government to punish religious
institutions for their beliefs about marriage."
passed, this Act would work to ensure that faith-based organizations
such as churches, schools, businesses, non-profits, and adoption
agencies are protected from discrimination and future attacks on their
organization based on their sincerely held beliefs.
this legislation would not change the definition of marriage, this Act
would protect those who believe that marriage is between a man and a
woman. This Act recognizes that those who believe in natural marriage
should be allowed to practice their conviction in the public sphere
without punishment or fear of retribution.
Policy Institute of Washington (FPIW) urges Washingtonians to
immediately contact their Congress members, encouraging them to fully
support the First Amendment Defense Act, filed under S1598 and
HR2802. For reference, you can check to see who has co-sponsored the Act in the Senate here and in the House here.
After reviewing, contact your Congress members
and ask them to co-sponsor the Act or thank for co-sponsoring the Act.
Congress members should be challenged to make the vote on this bill a
priority. First Amendment Defense Act, also referred to as FADA, is one
that will guard the land's bedrock of freedom, religious freedom.