Following the Supreme Court ruling redefining marriage and the assault on our religious liberties, Patriot Voices is calling on our members to support the First Amendment Defense Act.
Patriot Voices believes Congress should pass the First Amendment Defense Act, because it is an important step in protecting religious organizations from penalties such as the loss of their tax-exempt status should they be opposed to non-traditional marriage based on their religious beliefs.
The bill states, in part, that "Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Federal Government shall not take any discriminatory action against a person, wholly or partially on the basis that such person believes or acts in accordance with a religious belief or moral conviction that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman..." Read the full text of the First Amendment Defense Act here.
Help us encourage members of the House and Senate to pass this important bill because religious liberty is central to our country's founding and our future. Click here and you'll be directed to sample email copy that you can personalized and quickly send to your legislators.
Some argue that religious freedom ends at the door of the religious gathering. That is not freedom of religion -- that is something much less. That is called freedom to worship. To have religious liberty one must have the freedom to express those religious values in every aspect of one's life.
Our country cannot flourish in the future if we don't remember the ideals our Founding Fathers put forth in the past to protect our religious liberties. Please click here and tell your House members and Senators to support the First Amendment Defense Act.