Senator Chuck Schumer Endorses the Persecution of Religious People

This guest post is by Jeremy Mack of The Evangelical Libertarian.

“You’re born with a religion or you adopt a religion. You have to obey the precepts of that religion and the government gives you a wide penumbra – you don’t have to form a corporation,”

“When we wrote RFRA [Religious Freedom Restoration Act] back in 1993 we did so to protect individuals with strong religious beliefs and give them the presumption they have always enjoyed; that they should be able to exercise their religious beliefs without interference from the government…. The court took that and applied it – misapplied it – to for-profit companies who exist for the purpose of benefitting from the open market, working in the marketplace under our laws.”

Chuck Schumer U.S. Senator, New York

I watched Mr. Schumer’s full press conference. The more I listened to him speak the more I was offended. As a former business owner I have first hand experience running a business. First, “You don’t have to open a corporation?” You do if you don’t want to be personally liable for a fall on your property or an injury to an employee. You do if you don’t want to pay the highest possible tax rate. Not forming a corporation for business purposes would be foolish, difficult if not impossible, and economically clumsy. Could you imagine Hobby Lobby as a sole proprietorship? Basically Chuck is saying, “sure you can live according to your faith if you want to, but if you do, you will not be able to have the legal protections afforded to other Americans who own businesses.” Unless you worship at the altar of Atheism, the established church in America, you become a second-class citizen, and the doors to prosperity are closed to you. This is nothing more than a U.S. Senator endorsing state sponsored persecution against people of faith.

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Christians for Liberty Conference Schedule

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We are only two weeks away from the first-ever Christians for Liberty Conference, and you can still sign up today! We are busily preparing for your arrival and for a splendid day of learning, fellowship, and fun. If you have not already booked your hotel, then take a look at our hotel info page for some nearby suggestions. We also encourage everyone to attend the Friday night panel and ice cream social at the University Avenue Church of Christ at 7 p.m (August 1st).

Finally, we are ready to release the full schedule for the conference day on the St. Edwards campus. As you will see, we have lots of exciting things planned for you!

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