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Oklahoma’s New Religious Freedom Protection Law

Thank God for conservative lawmakers.

As the great state of Texas seeks to protect pastors and faith-based organizations from performing or recognizing homosexual “marriages,” Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma has signed a similar bill into law.

Even if the U.S. Supreme Court kicks the “marriage” issue back to the states, Christian lawmakers and others who want to protect religious Americans from government coercion to violate their faith must act now. From Life Site News:

The law says that “no regularly licensed, ordained, or authorized official of any religious organization shall be required to solemnize or recognize any marriage that violates the official’s conscience or religious beliefs.”

Unlike other governors, the Oklahoma Republican did not back down from the potential controversy that could surround her signature of H.B. 1007.

“This bill makes it clear that the government can never compel our religious leaders or houses of worship to act in violation of their faith where marriage is concerned,” Fallin said. “I am proud to join our legislature in taking a strong stand in defense of religious liberty and the freedoms awarded to all American citizens by the U.S. Constitution.”

Proponents of redefining marriage to include two people of the same sex (why only two?) will challenge the law. But that’s to be expected. Americans have always had to fight to protect their liberty.

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