Religious Freedom Amendment Scrapped By Congress

Dec 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Weekly Washington Updates

By; Frank York

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that is to be passed by Congress very soon included a religious freedom amendment designed to protect defense contractors from religious discrimination. It has been stripped from the bill at the last minute.

The amendment offered by Congressman Steve Russell (R-OK) was created to protect federal contractors from being banned from federal projects because of their religious beliefs – including the belief that marriage is between a man and a woman. The Russell Amendment was viewed by leftists and homosexual lobbyists as being “anti-gay” when it was actually about defending the First Amendment rights of religious employers seeking government contracts.

According to Russell: “I’m confident we will see this brought to a complete resolution in the near term. They’re tactical ways and then there are strategic ways, but I don’t think anyone on the opposing side of this issue is under any illusion that they somehow won.”

Russell is certain that his religious freedom amendment will be resurrected in a Trump Administration and that it will get passed.

Read more on this at WORLD magazine.

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