Protection of Religious Freedom Passes Indiana House
American Family Association of Indiana
March 23, 2015
Good news from the Indiana legislature! The Indiana House just passed Senate Bill 101 with an even larger number of votes than it had last week during consideration of floor amendments.
SB 101 is a protection of religious freedom, freedom of conscience and religious practice bill for people of all faiths, from government hostility. It elevates our religious liberties to the same level as 19 other states in statute, and 30 states, in practice. It also brings Indiana law into line with the Supreme Court and the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 which passed unanimously in the US House and 97-3 in the US Senate.
It passed with a strong 63-31 vote in spite of a mountain of confusion, misinformation, scare tactics, bad theology, and lies about what has been long-established precedent for two decades. The Senate will agree to the minor clarification in the House committee requested by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and then it will go on to Governor Pence for his signature.
Truth and freedom won. It won over fear and lies. It did so with your help, prayers, and standing strong.
Thank you for standing with AFA of Indiana in support of SB 101.