Here in the USA, where a country was built on religious freedom, religious discrimination has become de rigeur among the smarter-than-thou elites. Ann Althouse talked about it over the weekend. She says this:
There is going to be a lot to monitor on this story. There's the usual way social conservatives and social liberals import religion into their struggle, but the addition of a distinctive new religion is making everything old new again. It could get really ugly. And make no mistake: Sullivan's move is an ugly one. He doesn't like social conservatives and the way they use religion, and he sees an opportunity to drive a wedge into them by raising questions about religious doctrine and prodding people to feel hostility toward Mormons. He thinks this is justified because -- he asserts -- the Republicans have won power by styling themselves as a "religious organisation." They've used religion to their advantage, so they deserve to have it used against them. But stirring up hostility toward one sect? That is a dangerous thing that goes far beyond the targets you think you're aiming at.Here's the point: Leftists hate any form of Christian "religionist" as Sullivan likes to say. They are hoping to turn Christian's close-minded hatred against one another. The assumption is that religious people are evil, hating, close-minded idiots. That's why we've had gay Republicans pushed out of the closet with glee in the last elections. Never mind that the supposedly open-minded among us are bringing forth great personal destruction for political gain (which I don't think worked, by the way).
These purveyors of tolerance are actually purveyors of hate. It seems like it is hate toward Republicans, but it's really not. The hate is pointed at God--God's place in American society. A God who makes rules they disagree with and want banished for their own psychic comfort.
The "moral" victory to the Left will be when America is the secular belief vacuum that is Europe. Sin will cease to exist and everyone will be free--except those who believe in God.
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