The religious freedom for me, but not for thee attitude is illustrated here:
On May 5th, 2014, SCOTUS ruled to allow the practice of sectarian prayer before government meetings to continue. The United States moved a step closer to full blown Scalia Law that day. Teavangelicals were tickled!
Eric Rassbach, Deputy General Counsel of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, expressed his glee to a Washington Post reporter:"Today's Supreme Court decision is a great victory for religious liberty".
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins was similarly chipper is his statement to the Washington Post:"The court has rejected the idea that as citizens we must check our faith at the entrance to the public square".
Flash forward four months later. What do Teavangelicals think now?
The loss of special privilege had a delightful manifestation:
An Agnostic Pagan Pantheist by the name of David Suhor delivered an invocation for the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners. It was awesome!
"I think they should not be offering a prayer or sponsoring a prayer of any particular religion," He explained. "Instead I think they should have an more exclusive moment of silence which allows anyone to pray according to their own conscience".
"In a way I would like for other people to experience what it's like when I go to a meeting and am asked to pray against my conscience".
Watch the video:
Escambia County School Board member Jeff Bergosh issued this warning:
"You're never going to get to do a satanic prayer... never".[...] What if a "Witch Doctor" comes to the podium with a full-on costume, chicken-feet, a voodoo doll and other associated over-the-top regalia? It could easily get out of hand..."
They prattle about having religion in schools and in the public square--but only their religion. When they're listening instead of controlling, then "religious freedom" is a problem for them.