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Mike Lee authors bill to prevent Obama from pushing churches to support gay marriage
http://washingtonexaminer.com/ ^ | 12/11/2013 | JOEL GEHRKE

Posted on 12/11/2013 7:01:49 PM PST by massmike

Sen. Mike Lee has authored a bill to prevent President Obama from using his executive power to push churches and other nonprofit groups to recognize gay marriage.

"It is concerning that we have people in this administration who think that religious liberties are just not that big of a deal," the Utah Republican told the Washington Examiner on Tuesday.

President Obama promised to respect religious liberty in his statement on the Supreme Court's June decision to overturn parts of the Defense of Marriage Act in Windsor v. United States.

"How religious institutions define and consecrate marriage has always been up to those institutions," Obama said.

Lee thinks federal officials could work around that promise by trying to revoke the tax-exempt status of churches that support traditional marriage.

“Religious freedom is a foundational principle to our great nation, and it’s something that Louisianians and folks across the country cherish — including the millions of Americans, like myself, who support traditional marriage," Sen. David Vitter, R-La., said of the bill. "But, for a number of reasons, this basic freedom is under attack by the current administration.

Vitter is an original co-sponsor of the bill, along with Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla.

Even if the Democratic Senate majority opposes the bill, the legislation could have some political significance for the Republicans who have endorsed it already. For instance, Roberts has a primary challenge in the 2014 midterm elections. Vitter is expected to run for governor of his state.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda

1 posted on 12/11/2013 7:01:49 PM PST by massmike
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To: massmike

The shadowy cabal of leftists that Hussein fronts for — care not a whit about the law.


2 posted on 12/11/2013 7:05:52 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: massmike

It will never see the light of day. Reid controls what comes to the floor and he has shown that he is a dictator and will not bring anything to the floor he doesn’t want to.


3 posted on 12/11/2013 7:08:01 PM PST by falcon99
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To: BenLurkin

The gays have ALREADY gone after the churches!

Judge Rules Christian facility cannot ban same-sex civil union ceremony on its own premises
http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/judge-rules-christian-facility-cannot-ban-same-sex-civil-union-ceremony-on/


4 posted on 12/11/2013 7:08:27 PM PST by massmike (If I like my tagline,I can keep it! Obama said so..........)
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To: massmike

Good for Mike. I see Senate Majority Leader in his future somewhere.

As an aside, if Vitter does end up running for governor next time around, who do we have in Louisiana to replace him. Elbert Guillory is the only one that comes to mind unless Jindal wants to run for senate.


5 posted on 12/11/2013 7:11:50 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: falcon99

Even if the bill [asses, the Party Secretary would either find a friendly court to override it, or just sign an Executive Order.

FUBO.


6 posted on 12/11/2013 7:12:43 PM PST by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: massmike
This whole thing that it is discrimination if you don't condone gays is a lot of cr**. Making people participate in any way is just wrong. They want to be gay...fine...leave me out of it.

It is not discrimination...it is simply being "selective".

7 posted on 12/11/2013 7:15:06 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: massmike

This is the line in the sand.

If this is true, and Obama tries and does this, then it’s time to fight.


8 posted on 12/11/2013 7:15:20 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: BenLurkin

Who does care about the law anymore? It’s nearly impossible to keep up with what’s belching forth from DC to ensure I’ll somehow be guilty of something.


9 posted on 12/11/2013 7:22:50 PM PST by GreyHoundSailor
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To: massmike

Will this pass? I appreciate the sentiment but he needs to do something that is going to pass. His poor staff does all this work and his bills never go anywhere. Perhaps when he is Vice President to Santorum, he will have better luck.


10 posted on 12/11/2013 7:30:44 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: massmike

Mike Lee, a man of integrity and showing DEFINITE leadership qualities.


11 posted on 12/11/2013 8:31:06 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: SoConPubbie

Why would you think this will push complacent Americans over the edge. They are cooking us like a pot full of frogs and have been for years turning up the heat slowly.


12 posted on 12/11/2013 8:35:03 PM PST by WilliamRobert (Rafael Cruz is an American hero)
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To: WilliamRobert
Why would you think this will push complacent Americans over the edge. They are cooking us like a pot full of frogs and have been for years turning up the heat slowly.

I'm not talking about complacent Americans, I'm talking about you, me, and Christians.

As for me, my family, and my friends, we won't give up our God-Given right to free-speech without a fight, especially the right to speak the truth concerning anything related to Christianity.

I would expect, given you are posting on FreeRepublic, you would feel the same and would also take the same stand.
13 posted on 12/11/2013 10:29:17 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: massmike

I appreciate the sentiment —but when Our Government—including the Courts— divorced themselves from the foundation— They ceased to be the ordinance of God. Our duty to maintain them ended when they began to call evil good—and good evil. When the Government said God, the Bible,and Prayer were no longer accepted in the schools—or in the public arena—when they introduced a distorted and misleading understanding of the separation of church and state. They ceased to warrant our support. Mike Lee is, I believe a good man, and of good intent, but Our Government broke trust. I WILL OBEY GOD rather than men.When the Government repents and once again manifests profound reverence for the Supreme Creator of the Universe -when it recognizes and defends the Rights of conscience This will again be One Nation Under God.The sentiments are nice—But I doubt Congress will agree with Mike Lee.And unless our Government agrees with God and the Laws dictated by God ,Himself— What does it matter?—”Don’t mean Nothin”


14 posted on 12/12/2013 5:07:22 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: StonyBurk

Another bill that will go no where.


15 posted on 12/12/2013 5:17:19 AM PST by Progov
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