@the greater truth wrote: "They came for religious freedom. To have the
religious based community they wanted, and live by their laws and their views.
Not everything they did was right, but it was their freedom."In
what sort of Orwellian definition of 'religious freedom' does it mean
only allowing one religion? As stated, the Puritan Pilgrim fathers of Boston
executed a woman because she was a Quaker. If that's religious freedom,
then I'm a banana.
@ The Greater--- They came for THEIR religious liberties, as Understands Math
correctly pointed out, others, not so much.
Mt Lee truly shines at these "red meat to the base events".
@Understands Math@OneHumanFamilyUh... no Lee is correct.They came for religious freedom. To have the religious based community
they wanted, and live by their laws and their views. Not everything they did
was right, but it was their freedom.The left wants to force
everyone, every state , every community, to live by their views and their laws.
And strongly discourage or totally deny any dissenting or opposing view. That is not diversity or tolerance or freedom.I guess they
are really no different than those they complain about.The former is
true diversity, true liberty, and true freedom. The lefts way is not.If the people are not allowed to assemble, speak out for their views, and
influence or attempt to influence the making of law for their state or community
or country (amendment 3, prop 8), if you punish those with views you disagree
with (prop 8 supporter, bakers, etc., were/are being punished), then how can you
claim diversity, tolerance or freedom?
"These were the pilgrims, the dissenters, and the conscientious objectors
who had the courage to flee religious persecution in the Old World and the
conviction to build a community of religious liberty in the New World."Sen. Lee, let's please disabuse ourselves of the notion that the
Pilgrims were seeking religious liberty in the New World. In 1660, Mary Dyer was
executed in Boston for the fell crime of being a Quaker. The Pilgrims wanted a
lack of religious freedom.
"Today I would like to discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by
the vulnerability of one of those ideals in particular: America's tradition
of religious diversity, tolerance, and freedom."Funny how Mike
Lee did not talk about "diversity, tolerance and freedom" when Amendment
3 and Proposition 8 were being discussed.
Where's he speaking next? Bob Jones University? Liberty University?