‘Our country, our Constitution, was founded on the belief that we need to keep God involved’
By Kate Anderson
Daily Caller News Foundation
- Many states are looking at upcoming religious liberty battles as elected officials continue to introduce legislation with religious rights at their core.
- A host of bills have been introduced to state legislatures from Montana to South Carolina and Nebraska challenging laws restricting guns in churches, LGTBQ ideology and the ability of medical professionals to object to certain procedures.
- “I think it’s becoming apparent to believers in America, Christians, but those of other faiths as well, that there are threats to their freedom,” Travis Weber, vice president of government and policy at the Family Research Council, told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
State elected officials across the country from Michigan to North Carolina to Nebraska are pushing legislation this year that will create a heated debate about the rights of religious Americans.
Faith-based bills are becoming more common as Americans push their representatives to protect their rights in medical care, therapy and employment. Multiple pieces of legislation have been introduced for the upcoming year with the goal of protecting religious communities, while some would limit protections for religious citizens.
One bill from state Republican Rep. Thomas Beach of South Carolina titled the “Live and Let Live Act” would protect religious Americans in the state from being discriminated against by the government if they have different views on marriage, sexual orientation and gender identity.