Freedom of Religion: More from the “tolerance” crowd
In honor of Obama’s proclaimed “Religious Freedom Day“, I thought I’d post this quote:
“Chai Feldblum, the Georgetown University law professor nominated by President Obama to serve on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, has written that society should ‘not tolerate’ any ‘private beliefs,’ including religious beliefs, that may negatively affect homosexual ‘equality.’” —CNS News
Combine that sentiment from a self described “radical” with this from the Proposition 8 trial in San Francisco last week, and you see even more clearly the pervasive depth to which this intolerant sentiment has spread, especially in the activist gay community:
“A chilling moment came when San Francisco city attorney Therese Stewart had Professor Chauncey read official doctrinal statements from the Southern Baptist Convention and the Roman Catholic Church that both generally restated what the Bible says about the definition of marriage as one man and one woman. Professor Chauncey said those doctrinal statements reflect historic bias against those who engage in homosexual behavior. It’s not hard to figure out what is so frightening about an attempt in federal court to attack and delegitimize the views of the two largest Christian denominations in America. This is further proof that this case, and the very definition of marriage, is about much more than the personal relationships and the inner feelings of people who choose same-sex relationships. It is about imposing a different and intolerant “morality” on America and eradicating opposing ideas.” —ADF
The activist gay movement is first and foremost about the “eradication” of opposing ideas. They openly advocate intolerance for others with whom they happen to disagree. Proposition 8 was passed in a large part because of the repeated intolerance this group shows, and because of their efforts to legislate this intolerance into California law.
The gay movement says the fight against “equality” is all about hate. I have to agree. It’s about hate alright. Whose hate is it though? Whose freedoms are really at stake, and whose legal equality?
We all have the right to believe as we choose.
See this from a children’s primer on the First Amendment:
Freedom of Religion
Did you know that you have two Freedoms
granted by the First Amendment regarding Religion?
Pilgrims were called Separatists back in England because they wanted independence from the established Church of England. In 1620, they sailed the stormy Atlantic for 63 days on the tiny Mayflower, seeking freedom of religion in the New World.
The First Amendment contains two clauses about the Freedom of Religion. The first part is known as the Establishment Clause, and the second as the Free Exercise Clause.
The Establishment Clause prohibits the government from passing laws that will establish an official religion or preferring one religion over another. The courts have interpreted the establishment clause to accomplish the separation of church and state.
The Free Exercise Clause prohibits the government from interfering with a person’s practice of his or her religion. However, religious actions and rituals can be limited by civil and federal laws.
Religious freedom is an absolute right, and includes the right to practice any religion of one’s choice, or no religion at all, and to do this without government control.
Your rights to Freedom of Religion and the free exercise thereof means:
- The Freedom of Religion is an inalienable right.
- The First Amendment provides for the Freedom of Religion for all Americans.
- The Free Exercise Clause provides that government will neither control nor prohibit the free exercise of one’s religion.
- The government will remain neutral.