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.