If it becomes necessary to compel or restrict activities in the interest of the nation, they should be compelled or restricted without regard for whether or not they hold religious significance to some members of society. This includes equally human sacrifice, polygamy, sharia law or paying no tax, because all beliefs and positions are equally potentially religious. To grant exceptions or privileges on religious grounds would inherently judge those special beliefs as more valuable than religious belief not granted special treatment.
Drew Cason, Anchorage Daily News (via atheismfuckyeah)
There is a suspicion in Britain that when politicians invoke religion they are saying you cannot be a proper Christian unless you agree with me. British people don’t react to that in the way Americans do.
Alastair Campbell, Financial Times (via atheismfuckyeah)
Those who oppose women’s rights are dropping the phrase ‘religious freedom’ all over the place, trying to redefine it as the right to take away someone else’s right of conscience through discrimination and economic pressure.
Amanda Marcotte, RH Reality Check (via atheismfuckyeah)
This also applies to LGBT rights.
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