Ohio Religious Freedom Restoration Act Introduced Yesterday

Yesterday, State Representatives Tim Derickson (R-Hanover Township) and Bill Patmon (D-Cleveland) introduced the Ohio Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). Citizens For Community Values, represented in the photo below by Charles Tassell, is honored to stand in support of the bill. We applaud Patmon and Derickson’s bipartisan effort to protect and ensure religious freedom, the basic human right and foundational American value to express your beliefs.

From Left: Charles Tassell (CCV), Rep. Bill Patmon, Rep. Tim Derickson,
Rev. Deniray Mueller (Ohio Council of Churches), and Jim Tobin (Catholic Conference of Ohio)

You may be wondering “Why is this bill so important for Ohio?

Assistant to the President of CCV, Charles Tassell, has published two great articles that address this question and more. Published by Ohio Conservative Review (OCR), these two articles, entitled “Is a Bill on Religious Liberties Necessary for Ohio?” and “In Search of Religious Freedom in Ohio,” will give you a better understanding of the need for this bill in Ohio.