In the 2003 western, Open Range, lead actor Robert Duvall tells co-star Kevin Costner’s character, “Most times, a man, he will tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear.” It is a principle that works as well in politics as it did in the Wild West.
There is an outrageous editorial that appeared in northern Indiana yesterday. It may well pop up in many other newspapers across Indiana this week. The editorial is from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest homosexual demands group based in Washington, DC. Their editorial concerns Indiana Senate Bill 101, which is now before the House of Representatives.
This important legislation is known as the Hobby Lobby bill or the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). While those opposed to protecting religious liberty want to paint this bill as something radical, in reality, it simply mirrors a federal law that has been in place for over 20 years. In fact, when the federal RFRA was passed in response to an overreaching court decision that threatened individual liberty, the bill passed the US House unanimously. It passed the US Senate with 97 votes and even had the support of the ACLU. Senator Ted Kennedy carried it at the time.
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