New religious liberty law endorsed

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New religious liberty law endorsed

 

Religious activists are urging Congress to move quickly to enact a new religious liberty law to replace the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which was recently ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Testifying before the House Judiciary Committee’s panel on the Constitution, Prison Fellowship founder Charles Colson said, “I’ve spent the last 20 years working in prisons. I’ve seen the doors slam shut to religious services on the whim of administrators. Congress cannot duck this fight.”

The Rev. Oliver Thomas, special counsel for the National Council of Churches, told the panel, “By striking down the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the Supreme Court has placed America’s first freedom in jeopardy. For that reason, Congress must carefully consider all of the options available to it as it seeks to provide relief.”

— E.P. News

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