It’s time to rally behind religious liberty, Alabama AG Strange says

Attorney General Luther Strange RGBBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (TAB) — The recent Supreme Court ruling on gay “marriage” raises “ominous questions” about the future of religious freedom and people of faith should be prepared to continue to fight for their beliefs, said Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange in an article written for The Alabama Baptist.

“We cannot allow our first freedom to become second class in the eyes of the law. Instead we have to fight back.

“This is not a new fight and nothing in the government’s recent treatment of people of faith and religious institutions should assuage our concerns,” Strange said, referring to the state’s joining with Hobby Lobby and Irondale’s Catholic broadcasting network, ETWN, in lawsuits against paying for government-mandated contraception.

Although the Supreme Court majority promised to respect First Amendment rights in its decision, Chief Justice John Roberts warned in his dissent that people of faith could “take no comfort in the treatment they receive[d] from the majority.”

To read the full article, go to www.thealabamabaptist.org.
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