Senator Cruz Introduces Bill Blocking Coronavirus Funding For States That Discriminate Against Religion
On Tuesday, Senator Ted Cruz introduced legislation that would withhold coronavirus funding to states and localities that engage in religious discrimination against people or institutions regarding COVID restrictions.
The Safeguarding Americans from Coronavirus and Religious Exercise Discrimination (SACRED) Act would penalize the states and localities that the attorney general determines are religiously discriminating. Should the discriminating stop, the funding could then go through.
In a press release, Cruz said:
“Throughout this pandemic we’ve seen numerous examples of state and local governments instituting discriminatory regulations that unfairly target people of faith and which restrict houses of worship from operating while exempting secular gatherings and operations from the same rules.
“As Congress continues to provide relief funds to combat the impact of COVID-19, it is crucial that we protect the First Amendment right of religious liberty from discrimination. That’s why I’ve introduced the SACRED Act. By blocking funds from governments that discriminate against religious organizations, we can fairly protect religious liberty and the rights of those who seek to gather together safely for worship.”
Thank you, Senator Cruz. Bringing this bill for a vote, even if it fails, will show Americans, once again, that Leftists are nothing but power-hungry hypocritical frauds.