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Defining Religious Liberty Down

posted on July 30, 2012

The New York Times’ Ross Douthat places the recent fallout over pro-traditional marriage comments by Chick-fil-A franchise president, Dan Cathy, in the context of what Douthat sees as other recent attacks on “the free exercise” of religion, both in the United States and in Germany. “If you want to fine Catholic hospitals for following Catholic teaching, or prevent Jewish parents from circumcising their sons, or ban Chick-fil-A in Boston,” writes Douthat, “then don’t tell religious people that you respect our freedoms. Say what you really think: that the exercise of our religion threatens all that’s good and decent, and that you’re going to use the levers of power to bend us to your will.”

Read at The New York Times