Envision the Unmaking of Religious Freedom

December 3, 2020

In an article published recently in Legatus Magazine, Thomas Farr, president of the Religious Freedom Institute, outlines a number of ways that the coming Biden Administration “threatens to unravel a longstanding source of harmony in America — religious freedom.”

Among other concerns, Farr highlights the coming administration’s avid support for the Equality Act. He writes:

The Equality Act creates a cause of action against any individual or institution that rejects the government-imposed moral orthodoxy, including churches, hospitals, adoption agencies, religious orders, schools, and other nonprofits. Dissenters will be driven from public life with ruinous fines and social opprobrium. Free exercise equality will not be available as a defense.

The Equality Act threatens the freedom of religious institutions in American society that contribute enormously to the common good.

Farr rejects, however, that the path forward is unalterable, “Traditional believers must not be naïve, but neither should they be fatalistic in assuming nothing can be done to change what a president says he will do when in office.”

Read the full article: Envision the unmaking of religious freedom.