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Allen West: Brilliance of First Amendment Will Protect Religious Freedom from 'Equality Act'

Lt. Col. Allen West : Mar 8, 2021  Faithwire.com

...But I am hopeful this will not come to pass, and our religious freedoms will not be stripped from us, because of that all-important First Amendment guaranteeing the free exercise of religion...

[Faithwire.com] When I swore an oath as a young man fresh out of college to defend our Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic—as all military service members do—I had only a hint of an idea of the brilliance of our forefathers in crafting this founding document. Today, as we hear about proposed legislation such as the Equality Act, and its potential repercussions on Christian ministries, I am astounded at the wisdom and, dare I say, prophetic insight that birthed the Constitution's language. (Screengrab image: Lt. Col. Allen West /via The Hope Center)

While many Christians fear the repercussions of the proposed Equality Act should it be signed into legislation—and rightfully so—I am thankful that the religious freedom protections put in place by the Constitution give Believers in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ a certain measure of defense.

There is great concern at the ministry where I serve, The Hope Center, as we work alongside so many vital Christian nonprofit organizations, whose ability to hire to mission could be impacted by the Equality Act, and it is a valid fear. Can you imagine having to hire or work alongside someone whose religious beliefs are diametrically opposed to everything for which you and your organization stand?

But I am hopeful this will not come to pass, and our religious freedoms will not be stripped from us, because of that all-important First Amendment guaranteeing the free exercise of religion... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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