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Religious Freedom? Yeah, Right!

American_in_Europe Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 5:22 AM
I think Ms Lopez is overly concerned to the threat to Christianity in Europe by non-believers. Most Europeans are indifferent to the religious beliefs of others if they keep them to themselves. The treat to Christianity in Europe is because people are increasingly rejecting organized religion. (See Pew Research for some numbers on the decline of affiliation in Europe and America). Official church membership is not a good indicator of beliefs however, since many maintain membership only in order to have church weddings or funerals - i.e. for cultural tradition reasons. Maintaining cultural tradition is often the reason that they oppose the building of prominent mosques in their cities

A former British airlines worker was just told by a European human-rights court that she does, in fact, have the right to wear a crucifix on her neck. That such a thing would even have to go to court seems quite the sign of the times.

It comes as Brits are faced with same-sex-marriage legislation that, if passed, would likely leave churches facing lawsuits when some clerics inevitably refuse to carry out such weddings.

The decision came down on "Religious Freedom Day" here in America.

"Foremost among the rights Americans hold sacred is the freedom to worship as we choose," proclaimed the White House....