No Biblical Bob, it was not a bait and switch. Your question is easily answered. While the hearings made for good Kabuki, behind the scenes fellow congressmen presumably clued Paul Labrador in that his little bill was unconstitutional; It not only established religion but preferenced one religion over others. There is a reason that the First Amendment Defense Act remains stalled for over a year in the House Ways & Means and the Senate Judiciary committees.

Public hearings on FADA were little more than Kabuki

Labrador made some changes which, heaven forbid, recognized the existence of same-sex marriage. He essentially poison-pilled his own bill. The average GOPer would sooner suck on a urinal mint than vote for a bill that accepts what has been determined to be a constitutional right.

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.