Media Fail: Arkansas Passes Religious Liberty Bill

AP Photo/J Pat Carter
AP Photo/J Pat Carter

A religious liberty bill similar to the one causing a phony uproar in Indiana this week was just passed by Arkansas lawmakers Tuesday and serves as yet another sign of the left-wing mainstream media’s waning power to intimidate and bully. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson said he is going to sign the bill, which will then offer the Faithful the same legal civil rights protections offered in 20 other states.

One of the primary reasons the media joined the political left in a coordinated and massive bullying misinformation campaign against Indiana was in an obvious attempt to intimidate other states from passing similar laws that give a legal standing to people of all faiths.

The fact that Arkansas moved forward unafraid shows that the heyday of the mainstream media is coming to an end.

Because the Left and mainstream media caught everyone off guard with their shock and awe campaign against Indiana, they had a couple days to spread their lies about the law being a license to discriminate. Thanks to New Media, though, those outrageous lies were quickly debunked. By Monday even left-wing media outlets like CNN were forced to admit that wasn’t true. The media is still attempting to demagogue the law, but their line of argument is increasingly tortured as the facts come out.

Meanwhile, while everyone was focused on Indiana, Arkansas honored both the founding of our country and the First Amendment by giving legal standing to the conscience of the Religious. In the coming years, as the Left and media ramp up their attacks on Christians, it is going to be important for us to have a place to go if necessary.

The government forcing the Faithful into participating in the sacramentalization of sin (like a same sex marriage) is intolerable to people of many faiths. Now faithful Muslims, Jews, Christians and others have 21 states where they can escape persecution from those trying to tell us that the government forcing you to violate your religious conscience is equality and freedom.

Thank God the individual states have rights, and that lying, anti-Christian leftists like CNN’s Chris Cuomo no longer have a monopoly on the dissemination of information. Politicians now know The People can get the truth out around a lying media. That makes all the difference in the world.


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