The liberal war against Chick-fil-A: What about freedom of Religion?

Dan Cathy Chick-fil-a Gay Marriage Debate

It is disturbing that so-called liberal politicians would use their political positions to discriminate based on the religious beliefs of a business owner. So far there is no evidence that Chick-fil-A is discriminatory in its hiring or business practices.

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No Religious Test Shall Ever Be Required For the President. Article VI – US Constitution

No Religious Test for the President

In American politics today there is a faction of right wing conservative Christians who judge every candidate by their religion. There are those who have long maintained that President Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim, and therefore unqualified for the presidency. During his 2008 bid for the presidency former Governor Mitt Romney was incessantly questioned about his Mormon faith. It was so bad he had to give a famed “Faith in America” speech specifically declaring that electing him was not the same as putting the LDS church in charge of…

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Freedom of Religion Trumps Secular Attitudes

1st Amendment US Constitution guarantee of Freedom of Religion

Yesterday I wrote about the people in San Francisco that wish to make it illegal to perform a circumcision of any male under the age of 18 within the city limits. In the end, I oppose their efforts on the grounds that it will run contrary of constitutional guarantees of the free practice of religion. Jews and Muslims are two groups that find religious significance and group cohesion through the ancient practice of cutting the foreskin of their male adherents.  To deny them this practice would cut to the core…

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In God We Trust? | E Pluribus Unum? which should be the US Motto?

IN GOD WE TRUST OR E PLURIBUS UNUM

The House of Representatives is putting forth a resolution reaffirming the US motto “In God We Trust”. Although probably not the author’s intent, if you don’t agree with the sentiment, this resolution is divisive. It is probably understood by the authors of the resolution that the “God” they reference is the God of Christianity, maybe with a token nod to other monotheistic religions. The myopic discarding of the beliefs of all citizens that are not monotheists is a travesty by representatives of the modern USA. A better, more unifying motto…

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Equal Protection vs. Freedom of Religion

We the People - Constitution

Recently, Dallin H. Oaks, a high ranking Elder of the Mormon Church spoke at Chapman University School of Law on February 4 2011. In his speech he made the observation that; “Religious teachings and religious organizations are valuable and important to our free society and therefore deserving of special legal protection.” He claims this “special protection” in the first Amendment, in the clause: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; On the surface this is a simple argument. The first clause…

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