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Rick Santorum-Produced Film Likens LGBT Rights to Nazi Persecution of Jews

Both Democrats and Republicans are pontificating on the meaning and impact of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, which essentially allows the owners of corporations with “closely-held” religious beliefs to refuse contraception coverage for female employees. The unscientific argument is that birth control and IUDs are basically another form of abortion, which violates the bosses’ religion. Viagra and vasectomies for men, however, are still covered. The LGBT community is waiting to see if the ruling on religious exemptions effects the executive order on any LGBT job discrimination promised by President Obama, though the Labor Department has already said it will extend protections to transgender employees under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which was signed 50 years ago today.  

But the political machinations around the case and whether the “religious liberty” of an individual or corporation trumps the civil liberties of the individual employee is just getting started. Possible presidential candidate Rick Santorum isn’t waiting. His film company, EchoLight Studios, is making a documentary about the Hobby Lobby decision which will be released in September—just in time for a final push before the November 2014 elections.

One Generation Away: The Erosion of Religious Liberty—which has been in the works for months—“makes the case that the free expression of Christianity has lately been taking a backseat to free speech, government expansion and political correctness and the Hobby Lobby case is one example from the film,” according to The Hollywood Reporter“Besides Hobby Lobby, the movie will explore legal cases involving the U.S. military, high school cheerleaders, a few involving college campuses and a provider of wedding services," which sounds a lot like the case of a photographer and a cake maker refusing to serve gay couples.   

As the trailer indicates, however, the film will be more of a political propaganda tool to rally Christian soldiers to defend their country and their faith, which are "under attack" from what they consider to be a totalitarian government. “When religious conscience is violated—that’s our signal that government has gone too far,” says one man.

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction,” says the voice of the late President Ronald Reagan.

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