advocating the “prohibition of the free exercise thereof”

KNIGHT: Recalling what freedom of religion meant to the Founders – “Make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” is getting stretched, battered, and misused.

“Like the Soviet Union’s commissars and President Obama, they support “the freedom to worship,” a cramped view of religious freedom that protects essentially nothing. You can do what you want behind closed doors or inside your head. God help you, though, if you want to have an active faith and exercise your constitutional freedom outside those doors. … Increasingly, professional pests like the ACLU and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State are using lawsuits to stamp out freedom of religion.”

But just advocating the “prohibition of the free exercise thereof” isn’t enough for some.

“Barrie Drewitt-Barlow told the Essex Chronicle that despite obtaining a civil union in 2006 with the rights and benefits of marriage, “I am still not getting what I want . It upsets me because I want it so much — a big lavish ceremony, the whole works, I just don’t think it is going to happen straight away.”

No, the unraveling of a civilization takes time, even when it’s proceeding at blinding speed, aided by government coercion.”

It is about tolerance, bigotry, and the placement of personal desire above anything else.

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