I’ve previously argued that the current “religious freedom” bandwagon is little more than a smokescreen for Christian theocracy, especially since it seems to have been an explicit reaction to the marriage equality victories around the country. A new AP poll suggests I’m right, but not to the extent I thought.
Eighty-two percent said religious liberty protections were important for Christians, compared with 61 percent who said the same for Muslims. About seven in 10 said preserving Jews’ religious freedom was important, while 67 percent said so of Mormons.
I expected the Muslim number to be far lower, but that leaves 21% of adults who think, like Rick Santorum in a recent GOP debate, that religious liberty applies to Christianity but not Islam.
“Islam is not just a religion. It’s also a political governing structure.” -the guy who wants fed govt to mandate only Biblical marriage
— Matthew DesOrmeaux (@cynicusprime) December 15, 2015
And surprisingly, the numbers aren’t that different for Republicans and Democrats.