On Friday Family Policy Alliance endorsed Issue 3, the Arkansas Religious Freedom Amendment.

In a statement, attorney Autumn Leva, a Senior Vice President for Family Policy Alliance, wrote,

Family Policy Alliance fully endorses Ballot Issue 3. Issue 3 contains common language used to protect religious freedom, ensuring that government actors cannot run roughshod over a person’s religious freedom rights simply because they don’t like the religion. We wholeheartedly encourage Arkansas voters to support Issue 3 on their ballot.

The Arkansas Legislature voted last year to place Issue 3 on the ballot.

Issue 3’s language is nearly identical to a religious freedom law that Arkansas passed in 2015 and a religious freedom amendment Alabama passed in the 1990s.

Issue 3 protects everyone’s free exercise of religion. It is great to see Family Policy Alliance endorse this good amendment in Arkansas.