QUOTE: “Accusations of bigotry toward people simply because they are motivated by their religious faith and conscience have a chilling effect on freedom of speech and public debate. When religious people are publicly intimidated, retaliated against, forced from employment or made to suffer personal loss because they have raised their voice in the public square, donated to a cause or participated in an election, our democracy is the loser. Such tactics are every bit as wrong as denying access to employment, housing or public services because of race or gender.” -Dallin H. Oaks, News Conference on Religious Freedom and Nondiscrimination, 27 January 2015. [source]
COMMENTARY: Come on, guys! Stop being so intolerant of the church’s intolerance. It’s terribly wrong for a religious person to be publicly intimidated, retaliated against, forced from employment or made to suffer personal loss. That kind of behavior needs to be reserved for use against those icky homosexuals. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.