I’m on a roll! 😄
Here’s an article suggesting an action that I think many of my readers will endorse.
It’s Time To Fix An Important Religious Freedom Law
(As far as I can tell, the article is not behind a paywall.)
The writer is referencing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) that was signed into law by President Clinton in 1993, and points out that …
The law was never meant to confer second-class status on anyone or allow religion to be used as a license to discriminate.
However, over time the law has gone far off course and been interpreted (and acted upon) in ways that many of the original backers would never have supported.
To counteract this, the Do No Harm bill is now pending in Congress and is intended to “preserve protections for religious freedom while making it clear that RFRA can’t be used to trump laws that protect us.”
Although I know many of my readers are atheists/non-believers, laws that address religious matters (unfortunately) do affect all of us. Perhaps someday in the far-off future, laws and matters pertaining to “religion” will be relics of the past. Regrettably, most of us won’t be around to enjoy their passing.