Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Last Call For Your Religious Freedom Update

Tea Party types are very eager to push "religious freedom" as an excuse to disobey laws they don't like.  Of course the problem with that is they then turn around and use the same excuse to go after other religions they don't like.

A Florida gun store owner has announced that Muslims are now banned from his gun shop
Andy Hallinan, owner of Florida Gun Supply in Inverness, says that, effective immediately, his store is a “Muslim-free zone.” 
In a controversial video posted online, he speaks of the history of the Confederate flag and goes on to say, “Our leaders are telling you Islam is a peaceful religion full of tolerance and love and hope. Don’t believe their lies.” 
Hallinan stated that last week’s deadly shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was the final straw for him. 
He is also offering concealed-carry classes for free and is opening his gun range to anyone who wants to use it.

Is this legal?  Well, given the fact that the Supreme Court last year said that "closely held religious beliefs" trump laws in the now infamous Hobby Lobby case, who's to say that as a business owner that Mr. Hallinan's religious beliefs allow him to do what he wants?

I guess religious freedom only applies when it's Christianity.  That's where Hobby Lobby put us last year, and I'm sure one of these will head to the Supreme Court soon to test those boundaries.

Better hope we have a President who nominates the kind of justices that will put a stop to this.

Otherwise, it was nice knowing democracy rather than theocracy.

1 comment:

Horace Boothroyd III said...

No lie. I would rather have the Sanderistas running country, than the christer handjobs: same level of intellectual integrity and self awareness, but a lot less exploding shootie stuff in the hand of morons, psychopaths, and mental defectives. That strikes me as a reasonable trade off.

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