Religious Leaders Unite to Oppose Anti-Religious Freedom Law in California

The Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission released a statement with other faith leaders condemning proposed legislation that threatens religious freedom in California. “While we do not all agree on religious matters, we all agree that the government has no place in discriminating against poor religious minorities or in pitting a religious education institution’s faith-based identity against its American identity,” the statement said. The California bill the statement is referring to, SB 1146, proposed to close loopholes that exempt religious schools from diversity regulations. Christian, Muslim, and Jewish institutions in California would be limited in their ability to exercise