Bernie Sanders: Government Should Destroy Religious Freedom In Order To Fight 'Racism, Sexism, Homophobia'
From the Daily Wire:
It is not up to the government to “sanction” racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of discrimination. What Bernie Sanders considers racism, sexism, and homophobia may not actually be racism, sexism or homophobia; furthermore, the government has no role in restricting freedom of speech, religion and association based on Bernie Sanders' disapproval of how people utilize those rights.
The government has no right to infringe on somebody’s activity so long as that activity does not violate the rights of others. I do not have a right to your services or your respect. I do have a right not to be harmed by you. But the left sees it as a governmental duty to cram down their vision of society on everyone else (except, presumably, for Muslim bakers and photographers). This line of attack means the destruction of religion both in private and in public.
Imagine if Sanders’ perspective here actually made policy. The government would be given the ability to shut down religious schools for teaching Biblical views on sexuality and gender; the government might even attempt to remove children from religious homes on the grounds that indoctrination in religious thought leads to discrimination.
Certainly the government would close religious businesses – they’re already doing this in Oregon and New Mexico – if businessowners refuse to violate their Biblical beliefs by participating in activity they consider sinful.