Yes, the Constitution protects freedom of religion
Liberal Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein is so right about the US Constitution -- he once wrote:
"My friends on the right don't like to hear this but the Constitution is not a clear document. Written 100 years ago, when America had thirteen states and very different problems, it rarely speaks directly to the questions we ask it."
This over 200 year old document even has stuff in it about freedom of religion--certainly nothing of importance for most of today's Americans. Maybe that's why so many public figures of the liberal persuasion have been denouncing other people's religions and races/ethnicities recently.
For instance, Catholics, do you know your beliefs are bulls**t? Well, according to Barry Lynn, president of Americans United for Separation of Church and State:
The "religious-liberty claim" of the likes of Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' president, in the debate over the Obama administration's contraception/sterilization/abortion mandate is "bull****."
That was the explicit message Barry Lynn, president of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, delivered at a feminist-majority "Women, Money, Power Forum" in Washington, D.C., March 29.
He joked that the word was one he had just learned from Republican presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who recently used the expletive in a confrontation with a New York Times reporter.
Lynn was the final speaker for a panel titled "Bishops, Politicians and the War on Women's Health."
And then are those who are Mormons--do Senators (Majority Leader) Harry Reid (D-NV) or Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) or presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) have the right to hold elective office if they believe in it? Not according to Lawrence O'Donnell, host of the little watched Last Word on the little watched MSNBC.
Now part of Romney's religion problem is that he's a part of a new religion. Established religions like Judaism, which is about 4,000 years old, and Christianity, which is about 2,000 years old, don't easily warm up to new religions like Romney's, which is only 182 years old. Mormonism was created by a guy in upstate New York in 1830 when he got caught having sex with the maid and explained to his wife that God told him to do it. Forty-eight wives later, Joseph Smith's lifestyle was completely sanctified in the religion he invented to go with it. Which Mitt Romney says he believes.
How nice of O'Donnell, who has only one ex wife, to allow old "established religions" the right to continue. What does he think of the relatively young--1300 years--religion of Islam?
Mohammed, Islam's founder, married a 9 year old.
Florida representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D), who is also chair of the Democratic National Committee, hired a young Jewish woman to be the DNC's liaison to the Jewish community. This young woman thinks so little of her heritage and the community she is liaisoning to that she posted pictures of herself on Facebook (no longer accessible) proudly portraying herself as part of the "Jew cash money team" and a "Jewbag." Wasserman Schultz is also Jewish.
Meanwhile, in the capital of the United States, former Washington DC mayor, former (hopefully) druggie and now DC alderman, Marion Barry, celebrated his Democratic primary victory the other night with these non inclusive remarks.
"We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops," Barry said. "They ought to go. I'm going to say that right now. But we need African-American businesspeople to be able to take their places, too."
Thank goodness that old fashioned, over 200 year old Constitution protects Americans from liberals like this.