PEORIA, IL -- From a news release. This looks like a good event to attend.
Join Toni Van Pelt to learn about the Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Sponsored by Peoria Secular Humanist Society
Aug. 18, Thursday, 6-8PM
Peoria Riverplex, 600 NE Water Street, Peoria, IL 61603
Freedom under Attack: Protecting Real Religious Liberty is Radical and Imperative
Religious liberty is a fundamental principle: it belongs to each individual.
Currently that freedom is under siege as the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and its conservative allies attempt to redefine it as the right to protect their business interest at the expense of women, workers, LGBTQIA individuals, students, and anyone who disagrees with them.
Coalition for Liberty & Justice experts will examine the spurious arguments of the Catholic hierarchy and their allies who would use religion to distort constitutional protections, undermine equality, restrict access to important health care and other services for women, workers and LGBTQIA individuals and otherwise violate individuals’ conscience and civil rights.
Miss Toni Van Pelt is President of the Institute for Science and Human Values, Tampa, Florida.