Shane Vander Hart shares his top five disappointments with the 2018 Iowa legislative session which includes a failure to pass a Religious Freedom Restoration Act, deal with current academic standards, expand school choice, limit state spending, and pass an Article V petition in the Iowa Senate.
The fetal heartbeat abortion ban bill has been assigned to the Iowa House Human Resources Committee and has yet to be assigned a subcommittee. Similarly, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) is still waiting for a floor vote in the Iowa Senate and needs to pass a House committee before March 16th.
Iowa’s version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) survived the first funnel week of the 2018 legislative session. SSB 3171, sponsored by State Senator Julian Garrett (R-Indianola) was passed out of the Iowa Senate Local Government Committee by a 7 to 4 vote.
A bill entitled the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, was filed in the Iowa Senate on Thursday. The bill is modeled after the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 that was passed with bipartisan support in Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton.
Shane Vander Hart: Will Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds stand with Big Business and Chamber Republicans or with Iowans who want religious conscience protections?
USCCR: Religious exceptions to civil liberties and civil rights protections should be tailed as narrowly as applicable law requires.
Future lynch mobs will target more Christian owned businesses for their refusal to defy secular group think. The Church will need to rally to their defense.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s response to Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act was a defense of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, not religious liberty.
The media and liberal activists are not being honest about what Indiana (and other) state Religious Freedom Restoration Act actually does – protect freedom.
With Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act signed by Governor Mike Pence, Religious Liberty has been injected into the 2016 presidential race.
U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner takes the California Dept. of Managed Health Care and DC City Council to task over actions that violate religious freedom.
The Supreme Court this morning ruled 5-4 in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. that the Federal government could not compel “closely-held” corporations who hold religious exemptions to opt-out of the Obamacare mandate that they cover contraceptives. The ruling covered two separate lawsuits filed by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties against the U.S. Department […]
I wanted to highlight some news from last week which should give those of us who champion religious liberty pause…. A British Christian couple lost the ability to be foster care parents because they believe homosexuality is wrong. From Reuters: The couple, who are Pentecostal Christians, had gone to court after a social worker expressed […]
While HSB 50 has been shelved, work toward religious liberty must go on. Des Moines, IA – American Principles in Action believes Iowans must have their religious liberty protected. We don’t believe that HSB 50, the “Religious Conscience Protection Act” that failed to make it out its subcommittee yesterday had the language necessary to do […]