Pastor Protection Act dies in Senate committee
Posted on 5/24/2016 11:13:00 AM.

On a 3-2 vote a Senate committee voted against the Pastor Protection Act, which would have provided protection for religious organizations if they refuse to perform a same sex marriage. Bossier City Representative Mike Johnson says this bill is NOT as expansive as some of the religious freedom bills passed in other states.
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Mike Johnson, JP Morrell, Pastor Protection Act, Senate Judiciary B

Pastor Protection Act moves to House floor
Posted on 4/12/2016 1:58:00 PM.

The House Civil Law Committee has passed the “Pastor Protection Act” today on a 7-3 vote. The bill would allow ministers and clergy members to refuse to conduct a same sex marriage. Lester Perryman, with the Human Rights campaign, questions why Louisiana needs this legislation.
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Lester Perryman, Mike Johnson, John Bel Edwards, Pastor Protection Act

Proposed "Pastor Protection" bill to be heard in House committee
Posted on 4/12/2016 4:42:00 AM.

The House Civil Law Committee will hear testimony today on the “Pastor Protection Act,” which would allow a clergy member or religious organization to deny participation in a same sex marriage. Author of the bill, Bossier City Representative Mike Johnson, says the bill is a basic measure of protection and a harmless piece of legislation.
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Mike Johnson, Matthew Patterson, Pastor Protection Act

North Louisiana lawmaker proposes the Pastor Protection Act
Posted on 3/17/2016 3:04:00 AM.

A bill has been introduced in the current regular legislative session to allow a religious organization or clergy member to refuse participation in a same sex marriage. Author of the Pastor Protection Act, Bossier City Representative Mike Johnson, says the bill simply protects an individual’s religious belief.
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Pastor Protection Act, Mike Johnson, regular legislative session


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