This comment was from CW Nahumck on the post Rush Limbaugh Sh**ts The Bed.
Here’s the thing with living within a society. We all have to pay for things that we find morally or religiously objectionable.
If my religious beliefs are such that I am a pacifistic, and can give you evidence of my faith traditions long standing beliefs of pacifism, then, according to this same logic of religious objection, I should never have to pay taxes, since a portion of every penny goes to the Military and supports the governments active participation in the killing of other, which my faith would say is a sin. (I don’t hold this belief, and am thankful for those who serve in the military).
Part of being in society means that other people will make choices that I will disagree with. For example, Rush’s ability to speak. This is not about religious freedom, its about control. Fluke was not allowed to speak. She didn’t have a voice. That is control. Your religious freedom does not equal my responsibility to follow your rules. You have the right to believe whatever you want to believe. You have the right (with some restrictions as specified by SCOTUS) to say whatever you want. But I have the right not to listen, to not be forced to listen.
If you are in community, then we are equals. Which means that I’ll do things that you don’t like, and you’ll do things that I don’t like. Its part of being a citizen. Welcome, enjoy your stay.
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