May 9, 2015
Something scares me worse than any conspiracy theory that the far-outers of either side of the spectrum could ever produce. What scares me more than even the military exercise in Texas is what is happening in the name of "Religious Freedom."
To me, "Religious Freedom" means the freedom to exercise my religion. It means that nobody can tell me which church I must attend or which faith I must not practice. It means that I may wear special clothing if my faith dictates. It means that my religion is my business.
To some, unfortunately, "Religious Freedom" means the freedom to discriminate or even act out against anyone whom they feel does not conform to their own religion's rules. It even seems to permit some of the same discrimination which other laws prohibit, provided that a bigot can show a religious reason for their act!