On his show last Sunday, George Stephanopoulos tried to deceive the American people into believing that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) supports homophobia, bigotry, and discrimination against gays. If that were true, then obviously only homophobic, bigoted people who support discrimination against gays would vote for such a law.

Apparently President Obama who voted for Illinois’ RFRA is a homophobic bigot who believes it’s okay to discriminate against gays.

Apparently Senators Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Kennedy (D-Mass.), 95 other Senators, all the Congressmen in 1993, and President Clinton (advised by George Stephanopoulos) are homophobic bigots who believe it’s okay to discriminate against gays.

Apparently Connecticut, Illinois, 18 other states and our federal government are also homophobic, bigoted, and okay discrimination against gays, all have RFRA laws.

The first Religious Freedom Restoration Act was sponsored by Senators Kennedy and (Congressman at the time) Schumer in response to the Supreme Court decision in Employment Division v. Smith (1990), which President Clinton and nearly every senator and congressman agreed infringed on Americans’ religious rights

Twenty-two years of experience with the federal and many years of experience with the 19 state Religious Freedom Restoration Acts show no support for homophobia, bigotry, or support of discrimination against gays. Nevertheless Stephanopoulos “discovered” homophobia, bigotry, and approval of discrimination against gays with the passage of the twentieth state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

What was actually on display on Stephanopoulos’s fake news show last Sunday was simply a blatant partisan attack on Mike Pence, who is a successful Republican governor considered a possible presidential candidate.

The Religious Freedom Restoration Acts, which have been upheld in the courts as constitutional, says nothing about and has nothing to do with gays. As President Clinton said, its purpose is “to protect perhaps the most precious of all American liberties, religious freedom.”

Stephanopoulos’s partisan attack on Mike Pence was shameful. Unfortunately Stephanopoulos’s attack is just one example of the more sinister radical leftists’ widespread attacks on the religious freedoms of the American people.

Don Ewing