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Douthat sees secular attack on religious freedom

July 30, 2012

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat offers another thoughtful reflection on religious liberty, observing that many secularists now regard Christian teachings on marriage and sexuality as “incompatible with basic modern freedoms.” Their attitude, he says, is that: “Like a belief that the gods want human sacrifice, these ideas are permissible if held in private.”

Douthat argues that those who hold this attitude should at least be forthright, and say that they are prepared to infringe on religious freedom in order to suppress the (Christian) views they find unacceptable.


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