Monday, April 20, 2015

Outros usos para as leis de liberdade religiosa

5 Ways to Use Religious Freedom Laws for Good Rather Than Evil (Care 2 Causes):

The rash of “religious freedom” laws popping up around the country may have been designed as an underhanded excuse to permit discrimination against homosexuals, but they’re generally unspecific enough to allow for a variety of interpretations. With that in mind, if progressives can’t beat ‘em, why not join ‘em?

Joan Cheever is currently showing her home state of Texas another clever way that religious freedom laws can be utilized. Despite local ordinances that forbid her from feeding local homeless people, she’s continued to be charitable in this way anyway. When San Antonio police fined her $2,000, she argued that the police were trying to infringe on her right to feed needy people, which her religious faith compels her to do. (...)

Normally, helping a non-citizen sneak across the United States border, providing him with housing or hiring him for a job could potentially get you charged with a felony. However, the religious freedom law just might give you a solid option to ignore existing immigration laws and help undocumented individuals looking for a better life. Look no further than Leviticus 19:33-34 for biblical support: “When a stranger resides with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt; I am the LORD your God.” Surely, having compassion for immigrants is the Christian thing to do. (...)

The “legalize it” movement might want to switch its mantra to “worship it” in order to access recreational pot. By making smoking marijuana a ritual within your chosen religion, the state should have trouble objecting to this relatively harmless practice.

Sound too farfetched? Shockingly, it’s already a go in Indiana. The secretary of state quickly approved a petition from the First Church of Cannabis Inc. to grow hemp on its premises. Though marijuana is not legal even medically in the state, Indiana might have to take the issue to court if it wants to stop church-goers from smoking pot thanks to the religious freedom laws.

O artigo dá mais exemplos, mas esses exemplos adicionais já me parecem um pouco disparatados e a entrar no terreno da redução ao absurdo.

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