Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Huckabee: Opposition to RFRA Laws a ‘Phony Crisis’


Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (photo credit: Gage Skidmore via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (photo credit: Gage Skidmore via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)

Mike Huckabee spoke to Newsmax about the Left’s sensationalized opposition to the Indiana RFRA:

“Critics of the Indiana law have distorted this legislation and created another phony crisis — and sadly many major corporations, organizations, and individuals have collapsed under the weight of the irrational pressure from the far left,” said Huckabee, who is considering whether to seek the Republican presidential nomination for president in 2016.

Huckabee, 59, said the law “protects and preserves the religious freedoms of all Americans.” He was the governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007.

Huckabee went on, discussing the lack of outrage over the religious freedom laws that are already on the books:

Huckabee told Newsmax that Democratic President Bill Clinton signed the U.S. Religious Freedom Restoration Act in 1993. The bill was supported by then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama.

Thirty other states have similar laws.

“Where were the protests when President Clinton signed the original law back in 1993, which passed almost unanimously and when Senator Obama supported it in Illinois?” Huckabee asked.

“The substance of these laws have not changed,” the former governor said. “What has changed is the anger, deception and intolerance from those on the left who assault our religious liberties.”

Go Team Huckabee!

Maggie Gallagher is editor of

Maggie Gallagher

Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at the American Principles Project.

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