Mr. Ed FitzGerald and Mr. David Pepper Come Out AGAINST Religious Freedom
Religious liberty has been in the news a lot recently. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) has made headlines and sparked debate. Unfortunately, rather than contribute to quality discourse over the merits of RFRA bills throughout the country, some Ohio politicians have attacked religious freedom in order to earn cheap political points with the radical social agenda of their base.
In 1993, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 was introduced in the House of Representatives by now-Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY). It passed the Democrat-controlled House virtually unanimously and passed the Senate by a vote of 97-3. Even Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid voted for RFRA. This nearly unanimous bipartisan bill was then signed into law by President Clinton who said, “I have tried to be faithful to that tradition that we have of the First Amendment.”