Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Rick Warren is Clueless About Religious Freedom

This is a non-sequitur. An individual’s faith is irrelevant when it comes to the rights of others. Though I cannot presume to know exactly what Warren is talking about I think we can make a few educated guesses. Conservative and most “moderate” Christians oppose same-sex marriage. Catholics and Evangelicals oppose contraception and abortion. These beliefs are based on Biblical grounds. The foundation of these beliefs is faith. However, their faith in Jesus and the Bible are irrelevant and immaterial regarding how they should affect the beliefs and actions of others. These are clear cases of religious imposition, not freedom. Without the imposition of the majority’s religion there should be no opposition to these issues as they have no right to enforce their religious beliefs, rules and mores onto others.