NightSide – Is Freedom of Religion Disappearing?

BOSTON (CBS) – Part of the reason colonists left England and other European countries to first come to America was to escape religious persecution. When the Founders established the United States, they were very careful to include wording that protected everyone’s right to practice whatever faith they choose. But as we strive to be more and more tolerant and inclusive of other religions, have we actually become intolerant of our Christian roots? One caller from last night’s show implied that a TV personality should not wear a cross over her clothes, as it promotes her Christian beliefs. Should public figures be allowed to display symbols or declarations of their faith? In trying to separate religion from the public square, have we become intolerant of peoples’ beliefs?

Originally broadcast April 13th, 2015.

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  1. Mark Motter says:

    Dan,
    I’m not sure why we are paying any more than a slight bit of attention to a comment such as this caller made. There is no room in our free society for thinking like this. He is talking like a dinosaur or overly sensitive person whose comments decry credibility for him and those who think like him. He should try living, or visiting some of those countries where you will be reprimanded for holding hands with your own wife or giving her a peck on the cheek.
    It is certainly worthy of comment as to why be so sensitive about things like this, i.e. say Merry Christmas and the like. It is definitely a subject for a good show, as was yours last night. Too bad you had to weed thru the story tellers that you did so gracefully.

    Mark Motter
    Columbia, PA

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