Indiana Gov. Signs ‘Religious Freedom Restoration Act’ Into Law

Governor Mike Pence of Indiana has signed a very interesting bill that has liberals up in arms. He signed a bill that says that Hoosiers have freedom of religion and that no one will be forced to do things against their religion. Naturally, gay groups are furious.

We all know that gays are working as hard as possible to have Christianity outlawed in the USA today. But now Indiana has struck back against the gay advocate’s desire to destroy religious freedom.

But Pence and Indiana are moving to shore up one of America’s first principles; religious freedom.

The governor of Indiana signed the state “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” into law on Thursday, resisting critics who asserted that the legislation would allow people of faith to “discriminate” against homosexuals.

Gov. Mike Pence signed SB 101 into law in a closed ceremony, with an estimated 70 t0 80 invited guests attending the event.

“Today I signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, because I support the freedom of religion for every Hoosier of every faith,” he said in a statement. “The Constitution of the United States and the Indiana Constitution both provide strong recognition of the freedom of religion but today, many people of faith feel their religious liberty is under attack by government action.”

The bill mirrors the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was signed into law in the 1990’s by then-President Bill Clinton. The legislation prohibits the government from “substantially burden[ing] a person’s exercise of religion,” unless there is a compelling government interest and the least restrictive means is used in furthering the interest.

Do you think this is a good law? Tell us in the comments.

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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