Right wingers who are intolerant of other religions, sexual orientation, and the color of a persons skin, LISTEN UP!
A man who converted to Christianity in Afghanistan while he was an aid worker is facing the death penalty solely because he converted to Christianity from Islam, and will not change back. In Afghanistan, this is against the law, punishable by death.
Now all of you right wingers out there who are hoping for a theocratic state, do you want this to happen here? A religious war where people are put to death because they don’t believe in what you believe in? “Oh, that’s just stupid” I just heard some winger moan. But do you remember the crusades? All of the hundreds of thousands of people who were killed in the name of God?
Freedom of religion here in the United States is just that. This nation was founded by those that were escaping persecution for worshipping differently. We have separation of church and state for this reason. We can’t have state sponsored prayer in school because of this reason. Wingers may try and separate us based on our belief in God, but they’re just as bad as the Afghans. What happens when some state tries to make children pray in schools, and you have some Jews and some Islamic students? When they’re separated out, they have become objects of persecution. And we’ve seen how people like the KKK, the Aryan Nation, and just some plain biggoted folks have treated those that are different than others.
In America, we can each worship our God ow we want, and cannot be persecuted for it. We are not a theocracy, but rather a democracy with theocratic rights upheld in our Constitution. If you can’t respect that, then I’m sorry, but you’re no better than the ones seeking this Christian man’s death.