February 18, 2015
You’re undoubtedly aware that the Texas State Legislature is busy churning out bills left and right to entangle religion and government. This is a heads up on some of that legislation, and what you can do about it. We are asking for action from you on the first two bills summarized below.
Bill to legalize religious discrimination
Do you remember the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision that allowed for-profit corporations to exercise their so-called “religious conscience” in order to restrict employees’ access to contraceptives? Have you been watching the legal battles over cake decorators and municipal clerks who want to be able to discriminate against gay couples in the name of “religious freedom?” Now a bill has been introduced in your state that would afford legal protection to any person (or corporation) who chooses to discriminate or otherwise break the law in the name of their personal religion. This is one of many Texas bills introduced this legislative session that would disproportionately privilege the religious. Continue reading Texas bills seek further privilege for the religious, entangle religion and government