The limits of religious freedom

Since I expect to see a lot of people invoking religious freedom for political purposes between now and November 2012, STFU, Sexists provides a handy reminder of what ISN’T included in that freedom:

Religious freedom DOES NOT MEAN that you can:

  • Restrict/deny the rights of others in accordance with your religious beliefs
  • Demand that everyone else believe like you do
  • Demand that the laws of a secular society reflect your religious beliefs, or obviously support a religion
  • Hide behind your religion as an excuse to act in a way that is bigoted and/or hateful

I would go so far as to suggest that we should not vote for anybody who does any of this, and then claims that calling them out on it is unAmerican.

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