Friday, October 30, 2015

Free Exercise

A high school coach prays after every game.  Now the school district is threatening to fire him.  A couple refused to make a cake for a same sex marriage because they said it violated their religious principles.  A civil rights commission not only told them they had to pay a fine of over $100,000 but also denied their First Amendment right to speak about the incident.

The First Amendment says "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

What happened to the part about "free exercise" of religion?  It seems that the atheists want to force religion from the public.  It seems they want religion to be something you only do in the privacy of your own home.  People are supposed to be free to worship as they please and to live their lives in accordance to their religion.  Stopping someone from praying is a violation of the free exercise of religion.  Requiring someone to bake a cake for a group that is doing things they find morally repugnant due to their religion is also a violation of the free exercise clause; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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