[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When Indiana became the 20th state to sign into law a Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), the state faced immense backlash from those distorting the law, accusing it of allowing for outright discrimination against homosexuals and transgenders. Republican Governor Mike Pence initially defended the law, then said that he would work to clarify the law under pressure from Apple CEO Tim Cook, the NCAA, and others. His clarification has now been announced. The very law that was meant to protect religious freedom, a right guaranteed by the Constitution, has now become anti-religious freedom.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Fox News reports on the amendment that has been proposed in order to appease the fascist leftist bullies who have been attacking the state and its Republican leadership with a complete distortion of the originally passed law.
The revisions, which still require approval from the full Legislature and Republican Gov. Mike Pence, come as lawmakers in Arkansas scramble to revise that state’s own religious-objections legislation amid cries that it could permit discrimination.
The Indiana amendment prohibits service providers from using the law as a legal defense for refusing to provide services, goods, facilities or accommodations. It also bars discrimination based on race, color, religion, ancestry, age, national origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or U.S. military service.
The measure exempts churches and affiliated schools, along with nonprofit religious organizations.
A law that was meant to protect religious freedom will now do the exact opposite. With this action, Republicans in Indiana, including Governor Mike Pence, have shown that the mob rule mentality trumps the Constitution. All eyes will now be on Arkansas, whose legislature passed a similar RFRA on Wednesday, to see if they will also cave to the threats from LGBT activists by negating the Constitutionally guaranteed religious freedom in their state, too.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]