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If senators have any regard for the religious liberty of their constituents, they must amend the anti-marriage bill.


The recent vote by a dozen Republican senators, including Wyoming’s Cynthia Lummis, in favor of the “Respect for Marriage Act” carries with it serious and potentially devastating consequences for religious individuals and organizations. Conservative groups warned that by tethering federal law to state definitions of marriage, deputizing activist groups to sue religious individuals, and giving enforcement power to the DOJ and IRS, this legislation could effectively destroy the religious liberties enshrined in our Constitution.

It is an alarming prospect that so many Republican senators would support such a measure without consideration for its true implications. While we must applaud Senator Mike Lee’s efforts to introduce an amendment with real protections for religious liberty, it remains to be seen whether or not his efforts will be enough to counter the potential ill effects of this bill. It is essential that three other Senators from Lummis’ gang join forces with her in order for the amendment to pass.

Religious freedom has been under attack for some time now in America, but if this act were to become law it would represent a major step backward in terms of protecting our fundamental rights as people of faith. Business owners would find themselves liable if they refused service on religious grounds; churches could face government sanctions if they took a stand on marriage-related issues; private citizens could face prosecution simply because of their beliefs. This is not only wrong but also dangerous – no one should be targeted solely because they hold certain moral convictions or abide by certain teachings of faith.

The core issue here is one of individual freedom: do we really want a society where citizens are increasingly beholden to the whims of government? Conservatives have long held that personal liberty should be paramount above all else; therefore it is incumbent upon us to speak out against any measure which threatens our rights as citizens and believers alike.

For these reasons, we urge all members of Congress – especially those who voted in favor of this act – to reconsider their position and ensure that any legal reform does not come at the expense of people’s faith or personal autonomy. Voters must stay informed about their representatives’ positions on this issue and make sure those in office know exactly how they feel about attempts at eroding our First Amendment rights. We will continue standing together against such threats until we secure true protection for religious liberty across America once again!

Alexandra Russel
Alexandra Russel
Highly respected journalist and political commentator with over a decade of experience in the industry. Alex was born and raised in Florida, where she developed a passion for writing at a young age, leading her to pursue a degree in journalism from the University of Florida. After graduation, she worked as a political reporter for several local and national publications before being appointed as the chief editor at Conservative Fix.

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