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I can believe that there are times when some Christians may be discriminated against because of their beliefs, especially if they are very vocal and/or demonstrative in their practice. That being said, I also feel as if this is but a small piece of the bigger issue of intolerance. I agree, with Lillaputania - the Christians who feel that their rights are being infringed probably are not aware of all of the ways that they, themselves, are probably infringing on others rights. In most instances, no one usually gets that their beliefs could be countermanding or challenging the beliefs of others. I eat meat - I like meat. I have vegetarian friends - they don't eat meat. When we go out, we compromise, but we are also both very sensitive and aware of each other's beliefs. I don't know if I am capable of being that aware for everyone.....and I definitely believe that few people lose sleep at night wondering if their behaviors and choices hurt others indirectly or unintentionally.
I do suspect, however, that there needs to be a true line drawn in the sand between violation of freedom of religion and freedom of expression and just getting your feelings hurt. Some of my more religious friends have gotten that confused a couple of times.
1. Get into the teens
2. Lose the Xs
3. Run a 5k
4. 20% reduction
5. 40% reduction
Actions reflect priorities.
"Just as we are concerned about diversity in gender, race and ethnicity, we ought to be committed to ideological diversity."
Delightful! So, they'll be teaching Communist philosophy? How about protecting American Hindus? Or Neo-druids? Will they be championing the religious freedom of Native Americans?
I bet they won't. When they say "diversity" they mean homogeny. Silly Christians.
Thank Jeebus for the angels at Stanford law school fighting for those poor downtrodden believers:
I will believe that these Christian crusaders are truly interested in the Free Exercise clause when they take on a case of a nonbeliever who faces discrimination.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. Anais Nin
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