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HoosierFan December 22nd, 2016 1:45pm

Congress sent President Obama the bipartisan International Religious Freedom Act that protects religious freedom including the rights of non-believers. He signed it into law. Should non-believers be protected the same as believers?

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LordSpartacus
12/22/16 8:07 am

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ptellini Homosuperior
12/22/16 6:47 am

I would be very curious about the details of the bill.

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HoosierFan
12/22/16 6:53 am

Knock yourself out:

www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/1150

Btw, It was a unanimous vote in both the House and Senate.

ptellini Homosuperior
12/22/16 7:05 am

I read through most of it and my comfort with it is very questionable.

HoosierFan
12/22/16 7:14 am

I haven't had a chance to read the bill, just the blurb about it in the local newspaper, but I've been saying for a long time that the Constitution's religious protections apply to atheists and believers equally.

In other words, religious freedom includes freedom from religion. If the law conforms with that, I am for it.

ptellini Homosuperior
12/22/16 7:22 am

Constitutionally everyone, including atheists, have the freedom of religion.
This bill is international, however, It details a report that the department of state is to make about foreign countries to "promote" international religious freedom in the interest of US national security.
See where this could be going?