With all of this hoopla surrounding the Indiana RFRA law, a reasonable person would have to expect that there was indeed some merit to this claim of discrimination within the law. The only problem is that most of the left have not bothered to read the law. (It’s only four pages.) Then they want to talk about what might happen instead of the actual content of the law.
But the problem I am seeing is the overwhelming hypocrisy from the left when it comes to discrimination. Liberals want to claim that they are all for equal treatment, equal protection, and such for all people. But that is the furthest thing from the truth. Liberalism itself is a fundamentally flawed philosophy.
According to Dictionary.com, discrimination means –
treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit: racial and religious intolerance and discrimination.
The other relevant definition would be –
unfair treatment of a person, racial group, minority, etc; action based on prejudice
I could have some fun with the fact that sexual orientation is not a part of the example – but that would be a digression from my point. But look what is – “religious intolerance”. Whoa!!
You see that the left’s hoopla is over the discrimination (well, the possibility of discrimination to be exact) against gays. However, the left is strangely silent over the discrimination against people of religious conviction. See discrimination – just like tolerance – is not a one-way street. The whole rationale for these types of RFRA laws is that the religious discrimination has been raised to a level that it has to be protected and codified in both federal and state law.
The scary thought is that the 1st Amendment guarantees our right to practice our religion freely.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…
Now, to be Christian – in particular – or simply a person of religious conviction is now being codified in law as a second-class citizen as they are being actively discriminated against. Yet, the left – who claim to be against discrimination – actively engage in discrimination.
But to the left – there is no contradiction. Ahh, the hypocrisy!!
One group is being fought for solely based on one characteristic while the other group is also being discriminated against solely based on one characteristic. That is the dictionary definition of discrimination.
Too bad one side is too hypocritical to realize it.