Congressman Forbes Supports First Amendment Defense Bill

Aug 17th, 2015 | By | Category: News Posts
Congressman Randy Forbes (R-VA).

Congressman Randy Forbes (R-VA).

Congressman Randy Forbes (R-VA) is encouraging Members of Congress and the American people to support passage of H.R. 2802, the First Amendment Defense Bill.

As Forbes notes:

“At the heart of human dignity is the freedom to live by one’s convictions. That is why I am supporting the First Amendment Defense Bill, H.R. 2802, to ensure no government entity is ever permitted to discriminate against the millions of Americans who believe marriage is between one man and one woman – not out of hate, but out of their sincerely held religious beliefs.

“The government should never force people to choose between their faith and their livelihood. Every American should be free to affirm the truth about marriage without being punished by the government.”

This legislation is needed to protect Americans who believe in the sanctity of man-woman marriage from being persecuted by the federal government for opposing homosexual “marriages.” With the Supreme Court having wiped out state bans on same-sex “marriages,” Christians and other faiths face unending persecution for speaking out against unnatural sex between men and women who think they are homosexuals.

H.R. 2802 says, in part:

“Laws that protect the free exercise of religious beliefs and moral convictions about marriage will encourage private citizens and institutions to demonstrate tolerance for those beliefs and convictions and therefore contribute to a more respectful, diverse, and peaceful society.”

The full text is available here: H.R. 2802.



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