Religious Freedom

Religious freedom is the freedom to travel to your place of worship and commune with others who share your ideology and faith without fear of persecution, violence, or censorship from the government.

Religious freedom is the freedom to speak openly and publicly about your beliefs and invite others to join you in dialog and worship without fear of persecution, violence, or censorship from the government.

Religious freedom is the freedom to walk into a store, a bank, a bakery, a florist, a restaurant, a service station, a dentist’s office, a salon, or any business and get served as a paying customer regardless of your faith without fear of persecution, violence, or censorship from the government.

Denying a member of your community those opportunities because they are different from you is not religious freedom, it’s just being an asshole. When the government validates that behavior, it turns discrimination into oppression. It erases the centuries of fighting for justice and the basic human rights of all our citizens and gets us one step closer to the tyrannical nations we claim to despise. So congratulations, Extremist Right-Wingers, if you continue down this path you will rightfully earn your place in history alongside the Taliban and Nazi Party.

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About perfectday

There is always something bumping around in my head, and if I leave it up there, I will go crazy. So I try to get my thoughts out onto paper (or the current equivalent). Mostly this blog is just for me to keep my sanity, but I also hope there's a nugget or two in there that other people find worth reading.
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