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April 11, 2006
Sanctified Intolerance

So, it's come to this.

Bigots are now filing lawsuits defending their right to be (and act) like bigots.

Christians Sue for Right Not to Tolerate Policies

Many codes intended to protect gays from harassment are illegal, conservatives argue.

The illegality comes in because we're interfering with their "right" to "worship" their "god" by preaching hate or something like that, I dunno. Religion doesn't make that much sense to me under the best of circumstances.

Anyhow, this chick is suing her university because they won't let her give hate speeches about homosexuals.

"The message is, you're free to worship as you like, but don't you dare talk about it outside the four walls of your church," said Stephen Crampton, chief counsel for the American Family Assn. Center for Law and Policy, which represents Christians who feel harassed.
Bullshit. You can worship as you like, when you like, and where you like, as long as youíre reasonably private about it. The only thing you canít do is shove your primitive prejudices and bigotries down anyone elseís throat. But thatís the real crux, isnít it? They donít care about their own right to worship. What they really want is for the law to codify their right to convert others, forcibly if necessary.

The want hatred, intolerance, and narrow-minded superstition to rule this country, instead of rational law.

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Ahem. Yes, I found the story distasteful. Even disgusting.

To take the bad taste out of my mouth, I went and read The Kingdom of Christ. Fascinating.

(My dislike of "organized religion" is equaled only by my complete fascination with mythology.)

Posted by AnneZook at 06:02 PM


Comments

When you go into one of the local schools in my area you have to navigate around the "prayer circles" at the entrances.

Cars and commercial signs are weighed down with "fish" outlines and there's a "Christian business directory".

You can't hold a public meeting without at least a "moment of silence".

The local Christian radio interferes with the local PBS station, but the FCC won't make them fix the problem with their transmitter.

You have to put up with Christian protesters all over the place because someone doesn't like something a corporation is doing. Picketing a toy store at Christmas because they carry a certain doll, is way over the top.

If they want to know about religious persecution, they might want to talk to the wife of a Wiccan who was killed in Iraq and wants the Wiccan pentangle on his headstone in Arlington.

Posted by: Bryan at April 11, 2006 07:31 PM

Anyone who feel entitled to assume that a lack of preferential treatment is "persecution" needs to spend a little more time looking at reality.

There are a lot of people in the world who could educate them differently.

Posted by: Anne at April 12, 2006 08:17 PM