gay flag 300WASHINGTON, D.C. (9/21/13) – Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, and Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, gave their strong support for the Marriage and Religious Freedom Act (H.R. 3133) introduced yesterday in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Raúl Labrador.
           
“This non-discrimination bill is significant, indeed, very important,” said Archbishop Cordileone.  “It would prevent the federal government from discriminating against religious believers who hold to the principle that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. This is of fundamental importance, as increasingly such individuals and organizations are being targeted for discrimination by state governments – this must not spread to the federal government."

Archbishop Lori agreed and added, “I strongly support the Marriage and Religious Freedom Act.  In a growing climate of intolerance against individuals and organizations who believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, this Act is an important step in preserving their religious liberties at the federal level.”

“Among the many protections in this bill, the federal government would not be able to deny individuals and organizations a grant, contract, or employment because their belief that marriage is the union of one man and one woman is informed by their religious faith,” Archbishop Lori added.

Both Archbishop Cordileone and Archbishop Lori urge members of the House of Representatives to join in supporting the Marriage and Religious Freedom Act.

More information on the Marriage and Religious Freedom Act is available by clicking HERE.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Mary Ann Walsh

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Vendor Applications for Kentucky Dam Village Arts and Crafts Show Wanted

GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. (4/18/15) — Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park is accepting vendor applications for the 2015… Read More

Lady Blazers Capture Second Region All 'A' Championship

MARION, Ky. (4/17/15) — The University Heights Academy softball team won its first Second Region All "A" Classic title… Read More

Most Read This Week

April 13, 2015 6217

Three Juveniles, Adult Accused of Vandalizing…

by Deputy Will Coursey
April 17, 2015 5935

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 14, 2015 5054

Several Juveniles Charged in Connection with Fight

by SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 4299

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 16, 2015 3400

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 16,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers

Most Read This Month

April 02, 2015 8476

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 27, 2015 6698

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Now

April 17, 2015 5935

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 18, 2015 4299

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 18, 2015 1004

MPD Offers Advice On Prom, Underage Drinking

by Lt. Billy Poe
April 18, 2015 767

Market Commentary - April 18, 2015

by Randall L. Franklin
April 18, 2015 502

Home, Garden Show Concludes Today at Ballard…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 459

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 447

Keeping the Faith - 'God Smiles'

by Ronnie McBrayer
April 18, 2015 427

TVA's Regional Energy Resource Council to Meet in…

by Tennessee Valley Authority
April 18, 2015 411

Hooked on Science - Skewer a Balloon

by Jason Lindsey
April 19, 2015 402

ATV Ride, Cookout Raises Funds for Shanice Bean…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News