Just when Indiana lawmakers thought they were past the controversy regarding the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) a religious group plans to call on them to revisit the issue.
The Indiana Pastors Association says its will deliver a letter to the Governor and lawmakers on Monday telling them the RFRA “fix” is an “attack on the First Amendment and religious liberty.”
RFRA supporters say the law was necessary to protect religious freedom while opponents said it would allow for discrimination against the LGBT community.
Lawmakers changed the law to say it could not be used a defense in cases involving discrimination, including sexual orientation and gender identity.
In an e-mail to supporters, the Association said they wanted to deliver “a clear message to our elected representatives that those that voted for the FIX and those that had anything to do with its passage opened the door for the trampling of our liberties, betrayed us, exhibited a cowardly capitulation, and have opened the door for oppression. ”
A news conference is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Monday. It is unlikely that lawmakers will tinker with RFRA as the session ends on April 29.