During a recent CNN presidential town hall, Democratic hopeful Beto O’Rourke directly threatened the religious freedom of our nation’s churches and religious organizations.
He pledged to “make it one of his priorities” as president to strip churches of their tax-exempt status—simply for following thousands of years of religious doctrine and declining to support same-sex marriage.
And if that wasn’t enough, he went on to say that there can be “no reward, no benefit, no tax break for anyone or any institution, any organization in America” if they simply follow the traditional definition of marriage.
Such extremism is dangerous and illegal. Carrying out such threats would be a direct assault on the religious freedom of churches, ministries, and any other religious organizations.
Unfortunately, Beto O’Rourke isn’t the first to try such a stunt. First Liberty Institute has a long track record of defending churches, ministries, and faith-based organizations from illegal threats such as the one that O’Rourke is imposing.
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