I’ve often said that if you don’t believe religious liberty and rights of conscience are under attack , just try exercising those freedoms.

Recently our friends at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview released a commentary citing the reality of people being forced to choose between their faiths and their jobs.

John Stonestreet writes,

Private companies and international businesses can fire at will—as Ikea did when it fired a Catholic employee in Poland who protested the company’s LGBTQ indoctrination. Or read Joel Belz’s claim in WORLD magazine, that LGBTQ advocates are targeting tax exemptions for religious organizations and charities. They’re even going after Wall Street donor advised funds that channel donations to so-called “hate groups.”

In other states we’ve seen bakers, florists, photographers, ministers, and wedding venue owners targeted for declining to participate in same-sex ceremonies.

A t-shirt printer in Kentucky who declined to print t-shirts for a gay pride event in 2012 currently has a case before the state’s supreme court.

Cases like these are why Family Council has worked so hard to protect religious liberty and rights of conscience in Arkansas. It’s also why we don’t need to do anything that would undermine those freedoms.

Read John Stonestreet’s entire commentary here.