STRANGE: Defending faith from federal bullies


By: Luther Strange

Friday, February 14, 2014

Both EWTN and Hobby Lobby have been forced by the government, in the wake of Obamacare, to comply with a mandate that forces them to violate their most deeply held religious beliefs. Both face massive fines for refusing to comply — up to $100 per employee per day.

…No American should be compelled by Washington bureaucrats to violate his religious beliefs in order to start a ministry or run a business. That’s the argument of the Becket Fund, and it reflects our Constitution’s First Amendment and the bipartisan Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

It’s the argument that the nine justices on the United States Supreme Court will hear on March 25 when Hobby Lobby’s case is argued. I am proud to say it’s Alabama’s argument, too.

Here in the cradle of the civil rights movement, we must be ever vigilant for our citizens’ liberty, and so we stand with EWTN and Hobby Lobby.

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