The main threat to religious liberty today is not the government. Rather, it is the culture. In the United States, the law is not likely to restrict your religious beliefs or practices. Rather, the restrictions will come from the cultural pressure to conform.
So says David French in his essay This Is How Religious Liberty Really Dies. He cites the recent news story about a teacher in a Catholic school in Miami who got married to her same-sex partner. Whereupon she lost her job. This put many of the school’s parents in an uproar, that the school would fire such a good teacher whom their children really liked. Never mind that this is a Catholic school and that the Catholic church does not believe in gay marriage and considers homosexual behavior to be immoral. Now the media is whipping up sympathy for the fired teacher and the school is enduring a public relations nightmare, as if the school is at fault for following its well-known beliefs.