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Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

Thankfully, the first portion of the First Amendment protects religious freedom in America. Americans on the left have routinely and wrongly use the phrase separation of church and state out of context to prevent the free exercise of religion, as if faith should exist without corresponding works. Under the Articles of Confederation, states and territories had different religious traditions, some even included religious tests for office. Forming a United States of America under the US Constitution required a framework where the only compatible standard was to have no religious tests for federal office and no established religion by the federal government. The debate to defend religious freedom had already been resolved similarly in Rhode Island and more recently in Virginia just prior to the Constitutional Convention. Following the adoption of the 14th Amendment, all states must always protect the free exercise of religion.

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