shouldn't discriminate against any group
on the basis of region. It's a nice theory.
But the truth is the law is rarely
applied to protect the Christian faith,
because being in the majority,
well, I guess we feel they can take it.
And if the religion is too far out there,
Chriristian scientists? Sure.
Wiccans? Well, at what point
does a religion become silly enough
that it's okay to make fun of them?
And who decides?
What this case is really about is tolerance.
Whether it's Hindus attacking
Jews or Muslims against Catholics,
Christians fighting with Wiccans,
the aim of the law is tolerance.
And I could be wrong but,
I don't think we ever ratified
persecution under the heading of "fun".
Let me read you something by Martin Niemoeller,
a German pastor who opposed the Nazis.
"In Germany, they came first for the communists,"
"and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a communist.
"Then they came for the Jews,"
"and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew".
"Then they came for the trade unionists,"
"and I didn't speak up
because I wasn't a trade unionist".
"Then they came for the Catholics,
"and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant".
"Then they came for me,"
"and by that time, there
was no one left to speak up".