|By: Stacy Swimp|
The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) HB 5958 passed by the Republican House allows government to "burden religious freedom in the interest of government!"!
Section 5 of RFRA says: Sec. 5.2 (Opens the door for Government Intrusion)
18 (2) Government may substantially burden a person's exercise of
19 religion only if it demonstrates that application of the burden to
20 that person's exercise of religion in that particular instance is
21 both of the following:
22 (a) In furtherance of a compelling governmental interest
23 (b) The least restrictive means of furthering that compelling
24 governmental interest.
25 (3) A person whose religious exercise has been burdened in
26 violation of this section may assert that violation as a claim or
27 defense in any judicial or administrative proceeding and obtain 403979'13 * CJC
1 appropriate relief, including equitable relief, against government.
2 (4) A court or tribunal may award all or a portion of the
3 costs of litigation, including reasonable attorney fees, to a
4 person who prevails against government under this section.
What compelling interest could government have to burden my religious freedom?
What does that look like exactly?
Call Senate' Majority Leader Randy Richardville and ask him to NOT take up this Anti Religious Freedom Bill!
Minister Stacy M. Swimp is a 2009 graduate of the Great Lakes Bay Region African-American Leadership Training Institute and a 2011 Graduate of the Henry Marsh Institute of Public Policy.
Stacy is also a 2010 recipient of the “Frederick Douglass Award, given by the Women’s Progressive Club of Saginaw, MI, an affiliate of The National Organization of Colored Women and Youth.
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