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Rep. Loudermilk Co-Sponsors First Amendment Defense Act

Recently, Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) signed on as a co-sponsor of H.R. 2802, the First Amendment Defense Act. This legislation will protect the First Amendment rights of all Americans – especially individuals of faith.

The First Amendment Defense Act would prohibit the federal government from intruding on the individuals' right of conscience and safeguard churches, businesses, and organizations from being denied tax-exemptions, contracts, licenses, and certifications for adhering to traditional marriage views. Under this Act, churches could not lose their tax-exempt status for refusing to conduct same-sex marriages.

The First Amendment Defense Act is an anti-government-bullying bill that protects all Americans from the government punishing and prosecuting them for following their religious convictions. Whether you agree or disagree with same sex-marriage is not the issue. What is at stake is whether we remain a nation that protects an individuals' right of conscience, or force all people to conform to a common belief system, dictated by the hand of big government,” said Rep. Loudermilk.

The full text of H.R. 2802, the First Amendment Defense Act, can be read HERE