Heritage Foundation launches ad campaign exposing threat to people of faith from same-sex ‘marriage’ bill by Virginia Allen for Life Site News
‘America’s religious liberty is under attack with this impending vote in the Senate,’ Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts said.
The Heritage Foundation is investing $1.3 million in an ad campaign to highlight concerns for religious freedom posed by the so-called Respect for Marriage Act now before Congress.
“The bill puts a target on the backs of people of faith who believe that marriage is between one man and one woman, opening individuals and organizations to legal action if they hold true to their religious beliefs about marriage,” Heritage said in a press release Wednesday.
The bill goes far beyond just codifying same-sex marriage and “would expose religious schools and non-profits to lawsuits and attacks from the [Internal Revenue Service] just because they believe in traditional marriage,” the Heritage ad warns.
The ad – which will run on Fox News for five days and during college football and NFL games in Iowa, Indiana, West Virginia, and Wyoming over Thanksgiving weekend – highlights the “unnecessary and divisive” nature of the “deceptively named” bill.
Last week, all 50 Democrats in the Senate and 12 Republican senators voted to begin debate on the Respect for Marriage Act.
Republican Sens. Roy Blunt of Missouri, Thom Tillis and Richard Burr of North Carolina, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Susan Collins of Maine, Joni Ernst of Iowa, Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan of Alaska, Rob Portman of Ohio, Mitt Romney of Utah, and Todd Young of Indiana all voted to advance the bill.
“Republican senators claiming the bill protects religious liberty are misleading the public,” Roger Severino, Heritage’s vice president for domestic policy, said in a statement. “Their refusal to require Sen. [Mike] Lee’s amendment is proof of their insincerity.”
We still have time to protect religious liberty. We’re asking our colleagues to support my amendment. pic.twitter.com/y7JXkxNXTZ
— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) November 19, 2022