Two bills of the same ilk have been introduced in the Senate (S.2918) and the House (H.R.3222). Both bills seek to "amend" the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993. Section 2 paragraph 3 of the Senate bill says "(3) the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 should not be interpreted to authorize an exemption for one party that permits discrimination against others, including persons who do not belong to the religion or adhere to the beliefs of that party."

In other words it will become a Federal Offense to deny anyone a service or refuse to provide them goods especially if they are not of the same religious beliefs as you. The case(s) in point is Christian business owners who have refused to participate in events that are in conflict with their beliefs by refusing to provide cakes and services for these events.

The Supreme Court just ruled on the case of Jack Phillips, a baker in Lakewood, Colo., in the Masterpiece Cakeshop vs. the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The court ruled the state cannot bully people of faith, who believe marriage is the union between one man and one woman, into going against their core religious beliefs.

The government wants to recognize "discrimination" from just one viewpoint.

Where does religious freedom end as guaranteed by the First Amendment? When someone gets their feelings hurt? If either of these two bills pass and become law, it will render the RFRA of 1993 inapplicable to federal law, and the prosecution of people of faith will become commonplace. It will be the start of churches and faith-based organizations being dismantled and ruined by litigation. However, the Church may become hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. True Freedom comes from God.

— Myron Blaine, Hannibal

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