GOP Fighting Back Against Gay Marriage Ruling With HUGE New Bill… Spread This Everywhere
While the Supreme Court has been fairly diligent at chipping away at religious liberty, the legislative branch of the federal government has been proving itself willing to stand up for the freedom of believers.
Just days after the court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges legalized gay marriage nationwide, Republicans in the House of Representatives introduced a bill that would ensure nobody could be discriminated against based on their views on gay marriage.
The bill, H.R. 2802, was introduced by Idaho representative and Tea Party favorite Raul Labrador. Its stated purpose is to “prevent discriminatory treatment of any person on the basis of views held with respect to marriage.”
The bill would protect the tax-exempt status of churches and organizations that believed
It would forbid any attempt to “alter in any way the Federal tax treatment of, or cause any tax, penalty, or payment to be assessed against, or deny, delay, or revoke an exemption from taxation under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.”
Other things defined as discriminatory actions by the bill would be to “disallow a deduction for Federal tax purposes of any charitable contribution made to or by such person … withhold, reduce, exclude, terminate, or otherwise deny any Federal grant, contract, subcontract, cooperative agreement, loan, license, certification, accreditation, employment, or other similar position or status from or to such person … withhold, reduce, exclude, terminate, or otherwise deny any benefit under a Federal benefit program from or to such person; or … otherwise discriminate against such person.”
The bill also provided avenues of judicial relief, essentially defining the process by which those wronged could seek redress.
It’ll be interesting to see how our supposedly tolerant president will react. Let’s see whether his tolerance extends to those who wish to exercise their religious freedom.
Please like and share on Facebook and Twitter if you support H.R. 2802 to protect the tax-exempt status of churches and other religious institutions that support traditional marriage.
Tuesday, June 30th, 2015