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Between the Lines

We’ve Only Just Begun

The Left is not generous in victory.  The ink on the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges was barely dry before a vicious assault on organized religion in this country was launched, a multipronged offensive with the clear intention of marginalizing Christians and banishing them from the public square.

The first shot was fired by the American Civil Liberties Union, which—barely a day after Obergefell was handed down—announced it was rescinding its support for the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.  The RFRA was fine, explained ACLU deputy legal director Louise Melling, as long as it protected the right of Native Americans to ingest peyote as part of their religious rituals and allowed Sikhs to wear traditional turbans and refrain from shaving their beards while serving in the military, but the ACLU draws the line when it comes to Christians.  Melling cited the Hobby Lobby case, which involved the company’s refusal to subsidize contraceptive devices for employees on the grounds that doing so would violate the owners’ religious beliefs:

Religious liberty doesn’t mean the right to discriminate or to impose one’s views on others.  The RFRA wasn’t meant to force employees to pay a price for their employer’s faith, or to allow businesses to refuse to serve gay and transgender people, or to sanction government-funded...

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