Sen. McLachlan Joins National Rally for Religious Freedom

March 26, 2012
State Sen. Michael McLachlan addresses the National Rally for Religious Freedom on March 23 at the U.S. Courthouse in Hartford.

State Sen. Michael McLachlan addresses the National Rally for Religious Freedom on March 23 at the U.S. Courthouse in Hartford.

State Sen. Michael McLachlan (R-Danbury) participated in the National Rally for Religious Freedom on March 23 at the U.S. Courthouse in Hartford.

The rally, organized by www.standupforreligiousfreedom.com, aimed to counter the increasing and unprecedented unconstitutional attacks on our religious freedom at all levels of government. More than 600 people attended.

“Catholic and other religious institutions will soon be legally required to provide services which violate a fundamental principle of their religious beliefs,” McLachlan said. “This should be a battle cry for all faith institutions – the First Amendment of the United States Constitution is under attack.

“The ObamaCare mandate infringes on the First Amendment’s protection of the free exercise of religion and also violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Our government should be protecting freedom, not violating it. We strongly object to this violation of the United States Constitution.

“One of the most troubling facts about ObamaCare is that nearly 2,000 exemptions have been granted to unions and corporations like McDonalds. Why are religious institutions not granted similar exemptions?”

McLachlan (www.senatormclachlan.com) can be reached at [email protected] or 800 842 1421. He represents Bethel, Danbury New Fairfield and Sherman.