Here’s the simple truth:
The people who fight for these discriminatory religious laws (like Indiana’s RFRA
) in the US are the same ones who scream the loudest about Sharia law, people saying “happy holidays”, or having a Wiccan headstone in Arlington.
They are not talking about religious freedom.
They are talking about their religion being supreme. They are talking about their religion being the law of the land.1
I hope that we will overturn such institutionalized bigotry, and will do what I can to hasten that time.
In the meantime, I will look forward to the wailing when one of the supporters of this bigotry finds themselves
unexpectedly being discriminated against because of someone else’s
Perhaps that will cause them to re-evaluate their support.
1 You get a whole new perspective on what “their religion” means when you realize that the faith you were brought up in doesn’t count as “Christianity” for a non-trivial percentage of American Christians.