The PEPUDA Amendment Bill which government is trying to push through, will take away religious freedom.
SOUTH Africans are facing the greatest threat to their religious freedom yet in the form of the Promotion of Equality and the Prevention of Unfair Discrimination (Pepuda) Amendment Bill.
This bill, which seeks to amend the Equality Act, contains provisions that will override and trample on our constitutional rights to freedom of religion, belief and opinion, freedom of expression and freedom of association.
It will empower the state to tell people and institutions of faith what to believe (including what they may and may not say, and may and may not do) and how to run their internal affairs.
The bill will also affect NGOs and businesses.
Please object against it by completing the document which i will attach, and email it to the address on it:
Please let us stand together and object by 30 June 2021
The PEPUDA Amendment Bill is the greatest threat to religious freedom since South Africa became a democracy in 1994. To assist you to make sure that Government hears your voice, FOR SA has prepared template submissions for you to use “as is” or adapt, and then send to the Department of Justice by WEDNESDAY, 30 JUNE 2021:
SUBMISSIONS FOR ORGANIZATIONS & INDIVIDUALS IS ATTACHED BELOW”
This Bill will make a target of every person and institution of faith and lead to a flood of litigation and punitive sanctions against them (including fines, even jail time or closure of religious institutions), simply for expressing and practising their religious beliefs!
All religious leaders and people of faith in South Africa to be informed of the severe threat and to push back against this draconian law!
– Send in a submission – we need as many as possible to be sent in BEFORE WEDNESDAY, 30 JUNE 2021!