“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master—that’s all.” — Lewis Carroll Through the Looking-Glass

Via Washington Times.

The chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights said that “religious freedom” and “religious liberty” have become merely “code words” for intolerance, “Christian supremacy” and committing every form of identity-politics sin, and thus they must yield before anti-discrimination laws.

The remarks, released Thursday in a report on “Peaceful Coexistence: Reconciling Nondiscrimination Principles with Civil Liberties,” is the latest example of an increasingly hostile reception in liberal circles to one of the six specified rights at the core of the First Amendment — the “free exercise” of religion.

“The phrases ‘religious liberty’ and ‘religious freedom’ will stand for nothing except hypocrisy so long as they remain code words for discrimination, intolerance, racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, Christian supremacy or any form of intolerance,” said Martin R. Castro, a Chicago Democrat named USCCR chairman by President Obama in 2011.

“Religious liberty was never intended to give one religion dominion over other religions, or a veto power over the civil rights and civil liberties of others,” he said in the 307-page document….


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  1. Alain41 says:

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights was never given veto power over the First Amendment nor any Constitutional Amendment.

  2. midget says:

    Judeo-Christian beliefs and values have made this country as great as it is.
    The intolerance and discrimination lives on the left as Tammy says.
    Otherwise how is it possible that prayer is forbidden in schools, Nativity
    scenes aren’t permitted, crosses are taken down,busineses are fined
    or closed,and the State of Israel is maligned as human rights atrocities. The first amendment gives us a God given right to worship as we please.It isn’t
    given by the State because then it could be taken away.

  3. Maynard says:

    Joe McCarthy has returned from the grave. And he’s a Democrat.

    Grim Cotton Mather
    Was always seeing witches,
    Daylight, moonlight,
    They buzzed about his head,
    Pinching him and plaguing him
    With aches and pains and stitches,
    Witches in his pulpit,
    Witches by his bed.

    Nowadays, nowadays,
    We’d say that he was crazy,
    But everyone believed him
    In old Salem town
    And nineteen people
    Were hanged for Salem witches
    Because of Cotton Mather
    And his long, black gown.

    Old Cotton Mather
    Didn’t die happy.
    He could preach and thunder,
    He could fast and pray,
    But men began to wonder
    If there had been witches—
    When he walked the streets
    Men looked the other way.

  4. MACVEL says:

    What is next? Gas chambers? Gillotines?

  5. Alain41 says:

    West Point football coach under investigation for holding team prayer after a game.

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