WASHINGTON – Following the Indiana State Legislature’s proposed “fix” to the so-called Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Rabbi Jack Moline released this statement:
“The proposed fix to the Indiana Religious Freedom Act may be step in the right direction, but it is a step that does not go nearly far enough. We have yet to see a legislative proposal from Indiana, or any other state, that does more to protect religious freedom than the First Amendment, which has successfully safeguarded religious freedom in America throughout our history.
“This legislation, even with the proposed changes, still reflects a partisan, sectarian ideology rather than any urgent need to protect religious freedom in Indiana. Governor Pence and the Indiana State Legislature should stop asking how they can manipulate America’s guarantee of religious freedom, and start asking how they can protect the rights of all Hoosiers, people of all faiths and the LGBT community alike.”
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