But perhaps more importantly, their accusations are based on a misunderstanding of both religious liberty and the RFRA itself.

First, religious liberty is not an issue for any government to be involved with except to defend. Per the U.S. Constitution, the government must protect religious liberty unless the rights of others are impinged, as in the case of murder, rape, or other violations of the human person.

This brings us to the second accusation against Pence and Indiana lawmakers: that the state’s RFRA is anti-gay. However, more than two decades of court decisions show otherwise — and prove unquestionably that RFRA laws are about religious freedom.