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Freedom of religion vs. freedom of worship

Freedom of religion vs. freedom of worship January 19, 2015

The Constitution protects freedom of religion. The Left advocates freedom of worship.

What’s the diff? It’s summarized by the NY Times‘ Frank Bruni: “I support the right of people to believe what they do and say what they wish — in their pews, homes and hearts.”

In short, freedom of religion means religious believers can say and do as their conscience dictates in the public square. Freedom of worship means that religious believers need to go in the Closet and not come out unless Frank Bruni says so. It is piquant that he says this in a piece claiming that he is just all about religious liberty ‘n stuff. The Klan had similar views about Martin Luther King expressing his religious convictions outside the confines of his church’s walls.

I remember when the NY Times was all about Tolerance and people coming out of the Closet. Of course, I also remember when the gay community was all about opposition to Bullying.

Good times, good times.


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