Louisiana lawmakers are out of control! Three bills will push Christian nationalism to new heights if they’re not stopped. Please take a moment to contact your state representative about Senate Bill 63, House Bill 68, and House Bill 466 today!
SB 63 is a proposed constitutional amendment that would amend the state’s already existing Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The language of the bill states that “the freedom to worship in a church or other place of worship is a right that is worthy of the highest order of protection.” The vague language of this proposal is extremely problematic. This means that a “place of worship” — because the bill does not define the term — could be a condemned house, or a church exceeding its fire capacity, or anything else that may come to the imagination. This is dangerous; the bill, if enacted, would effectively allow “places of worship” to operate without any oversight.
Meanwhile, HB 68 and HB 466 both target schools. HB 68 would allow for comprehensive bible study classes during school hours while HB 466 is effectively another version of the infamous “Don’t Say Gay” bill, harshly restricting discussion of the LGBTQ-plus community in public schools. Both of these bills aim to push onto public school students religious viewpoints during the school day. while also disregarding the harsh reality of discrimination that the queer community faces on a daily basis. This will create a vicious cycle for public school students — by using public school resources to preach dogmatic religious talking points and then attacking LGBTQ-plus students while refusing to acknowledge them. Louisiana public schools exist to educate, not indoctrinate!
These bills have passed out of their respective committees, so we’re asking for you to contact your state representative as soon as you can! We have included suggested language through the “Take Action” button, which can be customized to your liking. For best results, please be succinct and polite.
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