The Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision to protect religious freedom was a huge victory for the first amendment, forcing a company to pay for abortifacients is another nail on the coffin of liberty(it is bad enough that tax payer money goes to the shameless eugenics punks called Planned Parenthood),
and states like Oklahoma threaten the same freedoms with their obvious double standard to erect the Ten Commandments in the city square, while denying other religious institutions like the Satanic Temple their right to be represented with their privately funded statue of Baphomet.
The first amendment protects religious freedom and specifically prohibits a state sponsored religion. It is the Christian majorities’ right to have the Ten Commandments posted—it becomes a state sponsored religion once they claim exclusivity with their religious freedom.
Majorities rarely need to be protected. The United States has a tradition of protecting minority rights—that is the intent of the system of government known as the Constitutional Republic;
the system of voting known as the electoral college ensures that a majority cannot strip away the rights of a few. Remember the famous quote about the evils of a Democracy? It is two wolves and one sheep voting on what’s for dinner!
The word “tolerance” gets thrown around a lot and people have a tendency to become so tolerant that they become intolerant and that is the case with all these politically correct initiatives. This case is no different, and it gets easy to fall into the totalitarian trap of regulating behavior for “the greater good”.
The fact that government officials in Oklahoma regard the Baphomet monument as a laughable concept really exposes the hypocrisy of the selective promotion of their own versions of reality.
Take a moment to consider the words of Friedrich Nietzsche:
“The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.”