|For Immediate Release
March 30, 2015
Manassas, VA– NRB today responded to the battle in the media over the State of Indiana’s recently approved Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).
“This attack on supporters of RFRA is unfounded and disturbing,” said Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB. “Powerful liberal lobbies claim to champion tolerance, but the exact opposite is on full display this week.”
Like the 20-year-old federal RFRA signed into law by President Bill Clinton, the recently approved Indiana RFRA demands deference to religious liberty unless there is a “compelling government interest” achieved by the “least restrictive means.”
Dr. Johnson continued, “Such a fundamental freedom deserves a real place at the table when a courtroom battle results from government overreach.”
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