The former governor of North Dakota is worried that a religious freedom resolution being put in front of voters next week could end up establishing some manner of theocracy where bishops act as our overlords telling people what to do and who to vote for.
Former Governor George Sinner (I’m not making up the name) who is reportedly Catholic and has ten children came out against the religious freedom resolution, saying, “It portends bad things.”
So what does it portend?
…Sinner insists there’s no reason to change them, and says instead of giving rights back to the people, it’s actually taking them away.
“Every individual has the right to his or her own choices and this will put the rights under control of a couple bishops,” Sinner said.
People’s rights will be under control of a couple bishops?
In case you’re not following, he seems to be saying that if we give people religious liberty, the bishops will control everything so it’s best if government just tells people what to do.
This is the same Governor who vetoed a pro-life bill, saying that government “must not play God.”
Right. So let’s keep the killing of babies legal so as to avoid playing God.
Measure 3 would amend the constitution by adding this provision: “Government may not burden a person’s or religious organization’s religious liberty. The right to act or refuse to act in a manner motivated by a sincerely held religious belief may not be burdened unless the government proves it has a compelling governmental interest.”