S. Robert Schwartz, Repeal RFRA to put religion where it belongs, NWI

Indiana Senate Bill 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, is a law which allows individuals and companies to assert their exercise of religion. Jesus said, “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s,” meaning Christians should submit to earthly authority.

The Torah, the New Testament and the Quran were first attempts at establishing laws. The U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment partly states, “no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”

This language recognizes that religious liturgy is fraught with contradictory, conflicting and inappropriate laws but also enables many well-meaning people to be charitable, compassionate, embrace self-improvement and provide solace during times of sorrow and loss.

Religion laws in the Bible and Quran belong in our houses of worship and homes, not in our legislatures. Repeal Indiana’s Senate Enrolled Act 101.

Repeal RFRA to put religion where it belongs