religious freedom

  1. ProgressivePatriot

    Religious Freedom and Circumcision? Where do the issues Intersect and How

    We hear a lot about religious freedom these days in the context of various "culture wars" issues, but circumcision? I grew up in Brooklyn NY in a neighborhood that was mixed Italian Catholics and Jewish people. Circumcision was not an issue. All males, including myself were circumcised, at least...
  2. Rasselas

    Gutless Indiana Prosecutor won't Challenge "Religious Freedom" Defense

    She beat her 7-year-old son, leaving 36 deep bruises when her parenting methods were discovered. She got a plea bargain that kept her out of jail. How? She claimed all the charges should be dismissed because she was following So one verse from the Bible vitiates the laws against assault...
  3. KnotaFrayed

    When do we begin to see this......in the name of "religious freedom"?

    This would now be legal in Mississippi. While it may "work" currently for "Christians" who voted to pass such laws, believing their religion was somehow under attack (forget homosexuals, also God's creation being treated as less than human). What happens when non-Christians, but people...
  4. ProgressivePatriot

    Church and State: Should Good Friday be a Government Holiday?

    It is the start of the week leading up to the Christian holiday of Easter- the day that Christians believe that Christ was resurrected from the dead, preceded by Good Friday, when it is believed that Christ was crucified. I wish my Christian brethren a happy holiday and respect their beliefs...
  5. ProgressivePatriot

    The New Witch Hunt-From Salem 1692 to the Hysteria Over Gay Rights and Marriage Today

    Ask anyone what they think happened in Salem Mass. In 1692 and they are likely to say something to the effect that some unsophisticated settlers, given to religious fervor and superstition during a harsh winter and desolate conditions, became obsessed with evil and targeted those who they saw...
  6. Madeline

    Freedom Of Religion V. Protection From Bigotry

    I will freely admit, I have not kept pace with the changing law regarding same-sex marriage. I don't see how anyone can, unless it's their full-time job this year. So, while I welcome any opinions based on this developing law, I'm really asking what do we think is fair. I've lived through...