Gov. Sam Brownback issued an executive order prohibiting state government from taking action against clergy members or religious organizations that deny services to couples based on religious beliefs.
Among other things, the order is intended to protect religious organizations that provide adoption services for the state from having to place children with gay couples if that conflicts with their beliefs.
“We have a duty to govern and to govern in accordance with the Constitution as it has been determined by the Supreme Court decision,” Brownback said in a statement. “We also recognize that religious liberty is at the heart of who we are as Kansans and Americans, and should be protected.”
The governor’s order came when that state workers were told their same-sex spouses could be added to their health plans.
Brownback said the order protects “Kansas clergy and religious organizations from being forced to participate in activities that violate their sincerely and deeply held beliefs.”
This is how Rev. Graham commented on the issue:
Today Kansas Governor Sam Brownback issued an Executive Order to protect #religiousfreedom in his state–thank you Governor for taking action! Executive Order 15-05, “Preservation and Protection of Religious Freedom,” protects Kansas clergy and religious organizations from being forced to go against their sincerely held religious beliefs. Our religious freedom is something to be protected at all cost—if you could ask all those who have died to give it to us, I’m sure they would be quick to tell you that we’d better not let it slip through our fingers. Let’s challenge every governor to step up and do the same for their state. Governor Pat McCrory of NC, how about it?
Please STAND WITH KANSAS AND TEXAS – SHARE THIS to SPREAD IT IN ALL 50 STATES!