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David G
04-10-2015, 01:02 PM
http://www.salon.com/2015/04/10/david_brooks_wrong_again_what_religious_freedom_pr oponents_dont_understand_about_the_constitution/


This week, proponents of today’s “religious freedom” acts in Indiana and Arkansas seemed bewildered by the harsh national backlash against them. But for anyone who seriously believes (to cite New York Times columnist David Brooks’ example (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/31/opinion/david-brooks-religious-liberty-and-equality.html?_r=0)) that allowing an evangelical wedding-cake baker to refuse to bake for a same-sex couple will strengthen evangelical Christianity, the lesson from America’s Constitutional history of religious freedom is this: be careful what you wish for. They might just weaken religion instead.

skuthorp
04-10-2015, 04:17 PM
"They might just weaken religion instead."
Yes, they might be characterised as 'likely to bring religion into disrepute'.
Players of professional and amateur sport regularly get suspended for such utterances.