Indiana Religious Freedom Act
by Meagan Hutte
Indiana senate bill 101
Who, When, Where
The bill was approved by a vote of 40-10. The Governor of Indiana, Mike Pence, signed the approved bill into law three days later, and the law became effective on July 1, 2015.
Lobbyists from the American family association the Indiana family institute, who pushed for a ban on same-sex marriage were some of the guests invited to see the bill signed. Micah Clark, executive director of the American Family Association of Indiana, previously stated that the organization would shift its focus from opposing gay marriages to preventing people from being forced to participate if they oppose them on religious grounds. Conservative Christian lobby group Advance America, which warned of "dire consequences" if same-sex marriage was enacted, stated on their website. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_Freedom_Restoration_Act_(Indiana)
what Indiana senate bill 101( religious freedom act ) states
"the united states constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion , impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the presses, interfering with the right to peacefully assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for the government a redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that constitute the bill of rights" the people for the religious freedom bill believe that without the bill that they are being denied their 1st amendment right of freedom of religion.
" the united states constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion " the people that are against the bill believe that the bill is " respecting an establishment of religion" and that religion and government should stay separate, so they say that the bill is unconstitutional.
cultural criticism plays a huge part of peoples bias against this because people some that are for it and people are against it also are religious. people that are for it and religious believe that there 1st amendment needs to be protected and people that are against it and religious look at luke 6:31 "Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back. 31"Treat others the same way you want them to treat you. 32"If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them" http://biblehub.com/luke/6-31.htm they believe that it is not there place to turn down and judge people, and that you should treat everyone equally.