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Religious Freedom? Yeah, Right!

du2 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 9:28 PM
Barney, it's funny you should say that. Because blacks, Jews, gays and lesbians, have been denied some very basic things like being able to vote, or marry, have fairness in the workplace or to serve in the uniform of this country. A they still fight for some of those rights and against brutality and discrimination very bravely. Precisely so that such brutal, primitive religious ideology doesn't harm or infringe on the rights of others. They know more about it, and confront it with moral courage I'm not seeing in Christian faith communities who NOT dealing with that level of exclusion at all. In contrast, how could the hysteria coming from some Christians about how persecuted they are impress anyone?
du2 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 9:29 PM
cont: Sharia Law won't take over because there are braver, better qualified people with more to lose who wouldn't let it happen.
That they've gone unappreciated is beside the point. They are there.

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....