Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Religious Freedom Law Goes to Governor!

by Jerry Cox, Family Council The Arkansas House of Representatives has voted to send H.B. 1228, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, to Governor Hutchinson to be signed into law.

As we have been saying for weeks, this good bill affirms and upholds religious liberty in Arkansas. It is modeled after legislation in at least 20 other states and the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act signed by President Clinton in 1993.

All told, Arkansas is one of only 11 states with no law or court ruling on the books spelling out protections for religious liberty.

Please call Governor Asa Hutchinson’s office right away, and ask him to sign H.B. 1228 into law. This simply is a good bill that prevents the state from infringing religious liberty in Arkansas.

You can leave a message for Governor Hutchinson at (501) 682-2345.

You can send Governor Hutchinson a tweet in support of H.B. 1228 at @AsaHutchinson.

After you have done that, please leave a message for your state senator and state representative telling them how grateful you are this good bill has passed!

Our lawmakers have received many negative comments from opponents of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Please call or email your legislators today to tell them how glad you are H.B. 1228, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, has been sent to Governor Hutchinson. I really believe they could benefit from a positive message.

H.B. 1228 is legislation that is long overdue in Arkansas. Other states around the nation have been passing legislation like this since 1993. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act is a good law that will help prevent the government from burdening the free exercise of religion.

Thank you for your support over the past few weeks. I really believe the grace of God and your calls and emails are what helped pass this good bill. Thank you for standing firm for religious liberty in Arkansas.

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1 comment:

Brad Dooly said...

And he caves! What a let down. Tom Cotton would have stood strong.