FADA, also known as the First Amendment Defense Act, can be summed up as a open gate to even more bigotry in our country. Under this act no person can be penalized for discrimination based on religious beliefs that (1) marriage is the state of union between a man and a women or (2) sexual relations should not occur out of wedlock and so on. Hmm… I think there is something wrong here. Last time I checked there was a complete separation of church and state.
Republicans in the House of Representatives have been pushing for this bill to pass since the one month anniversary of the Orlando shooting. Instead of taking a stand against gun violence and LGBT discrimination, they decided to draft a bill in defense of it. Great thinking Republicans. Instead of taking care of the issue that caused this tragic event, how about we make a bill allowing discrimination against certain minorities?
Besides the complete disregard for the separation of church and state, FADA jeopardizes the freedom of persons in the US in absurd ways. I have identified 5 key issues with FADA that should be a priority to EVERYONE.