A campaign against religious freedom – the central purpose for which America came into being – had been underway for some time before the Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, the same-sex marriage case, on 26 June. But the campaign went into overdrive with the news of that ruling, and it’s becoming increasingly furious and determined.
The principal method of the anti-freedom campaign is owning the terms in which it is discussed. The anti-freedom contingent insists, in essence, that what traditionalist Christians want is not legitimate freedom, but a license to hurt people.
Fascist collectivism always makes its arguments in these terms, and the campaign against religious freedom is no different. It picks a specific demographic target and vilifies the members of it, based on a garbled and inverted premise about social harm. Continue reading “Campaign against religious freedom: Orwellian? Demonic? Both?”