Sunday, January 31, 2010

War On Minority Religions

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Involved in a California case seeking to gain equal standing for Pagan chaplains in the California prison system, Pagan Chaplain Patrick McCollum informs us of the active movement to limit First Amendment protections only to Christianity at best (other monotheistic faiths if they must, and non-monotheistic faiths not at all). In that case:

In an amicus brief filed in the Ninth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals in support of the CDCR and the other defendants, an organization called Wall Builders,Inc, which is represented by the National Legal Foundation, has argued that Christianity is the only religion that should be protected under the Constitution or at the very most other monotheistic religions might also be included. They also argue that the term religion only applies to Christianity or monotheistic faiths, and that anyone else, including the Pagans, are not really a religion for the purpose of Constitutional protections.

Read the entire article - Is Your Religion About To Be Demoted?

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