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posted Friday, July 1, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 26
The Religious Right's Shadow Nation
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The Religious Right's Shadow Nation

Posted July 5th, 2011 by Wayne Besen Weekly Column

Lately, it seems Christian fundamentalists have campaigned to pervert the notion of 'religious freedom' to mean they have the absolute right to control lives and dictate how other people live. If they are unable to coerce or browbeat non-believers into following their church's rules in the public square, they falsely play the victim card and cry 'discrimination.'

For normal Americans, religious freedom means the right to worship according to conscience. This most basic tenet of liberty is not enough for America's predatory fundamentalists. They believe they are superior and have the God-given right to force society to play by their rules. This inability to co-exist is a divisive and destabilizing force that must be adequately addressed.

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