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Eugene Delgaudio: Finally--Senator Mike Lee authors bill to protect Churchs from Obama and Homosexual Lobbies Assault

Finally a member of the U.S. Senate breaks the strange code of silence surrounding the so-called homosexual lobby and its hold on Republican Senators, says Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate.

Mike Lee authors bill to prevent Obama from pushing churches to support gay marriage

Sen. Mike Lee has authored a bill to prevent President Obama from using his executive power to push churches and other nonprofit groups to recognize gay marriage.

"It is concerning that we have people in this administration who think that religious liberties are just not that big of a deal," the Utah Republican told the Washington Examiner on Tuesday.

President Obama promised to respect religious liberty in his statement on the Supreme Court's June decision to overturn parts of the Defense of Marriage Act in Windsor v. United States.

"How religious institutions define and consecrate marriage has always been up to those institutions," Obama said.

Lee thinks federal officials could work around that promise by trying to revoke the tax-exempt status of churches that support traditional marriage.

We need not just statements, but we need legislation to protect religious liberty from this kind of potential threat," he said during the interview.

To that end, the Marriage and Religious Freedom Act would ban federal officials from attempting to deprive nonprofit groups (including churches) of benefits currently provided by the government. The bill is a companion piece to House legislation offered by a bipartisan group of legislators led by Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho.