Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) defended Indiana’s RFRA law during an interview broadcast on Tuesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
“I think what’s amazing to me is that it’s [RFRA] necessary…I think our Founders would be aghast that anyone would think that they could tell you to do something, to perform a ceremony or be part of a ceremony, that’s against your religious beliefs. That being said, though, I think the law ought to be neutral, and I don’t think we ought to treat people unfairly. And I’m all for treating people with respect and tolerance. But, at the same time, I can’t imagine telling a Christian–” he stated.
Rand added, “I don’t think you can have coercion in a free society very well. I mean, they–seem to be antagonistic. So, I would think that we ought to try freedom in most of these things. And then, also, people ought to understand that people’s opinions change through persuasion…so, if people want to convince people that other forms of marriage are fine, they need to do it through persuasion.”
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