Ohio Lawmakers Introduce Religious Freedom Restoration Actby Bethany Monk
Ohio lawmakers filed legislation this week that would protect the free exercise of religion. It would also protect them from any laws that would substantially burden their religious freedom rights.
State Reps. Tim Derickson, a Republican from Oxford, and Bill Patmon, a Democrat from Cleveland filed the Ohio Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) Wednesday.
“Anyone who’s been watching the news knows that religious freedoms are under attack,” said Phil Burress, president of Ohio family group Citizens for Community Values (CCV). “The reason this bill was introduced was so that Ohio can protect our religious freedom, and also raise awareness that there is something we can do about religious persecution against Christians.”Read More