Wednesday, April 1, 2015

By the way, isn't freedom...

...of religion already in the Constitution? The First Amendment -- the first one! -- begins by saying (my emphasis):

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;

So what's the big deal? Why do states like Indiana feel the need to pass bills like the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) anyway?

I agree with North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (above), a Republican, who said the bill “makes no sense.”

“What is the problem they’re trying to solve?” McCrory said. “I haven’t seen it at this point in time.”

And he's right: Is RFRA a solution in search of a problem?

Since when did the religious become a persecuted minority in America? Isn't there a church on practically every street corner? Drive around this Sunday (it's Easter); I guarantee the parking lots will be packed!

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