Long story short, a female minister was let go for well, being a woman, and when she wanted to sue her employer for wrongful firing, it was ruled UNANIMOUSLY that she couldn’t. Why not? Because her employer is a church. An untouchable beacon of special rights in the US. This is, sadly, not the first time:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni%C3%A3o_do_Vegetal : A church is allowed special rights to use hallucinogenic drugs no one else is legally allowed to use for “religious reasons”.
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2011/11/04/michigan-law-its-ok-to-bully-gay-kids-if-youre-a-christian/ : Special rights for Christian extremists to bully homosexual classmates.
http://www.xenu.net/archive/IRS/ Infamous Scientology, became a “church” in 1993 and now enjoys a tax-free status.
http://articles.latimes.com/2008/nov/17/nation/na-mormons17 The Mormon Church is allowed to raise money and influence laws which openly violate the requirements to remain non-profit, yet it is allowed by every law official informed of this “coalition”.
http://articles.cnn.com/2010-10-22/opinion/granderson.gay.scout.leader_1_mormons-sexual-orientation-discrimination?_s=PM:OPINION Just more Mormons overstepping their boundaries to gay bash. Judges everywhere, “hmm.. I’ll allow it.”
I could do this all day. The point here is that our country was founded on SECULAR, NON-CHRISTIAN ideals. Church and State are supposed to be two separate entities. And the Constitution is supposed to trump individual freedoms when they VIOLATE the freedoms of another individual. Thankfully (for now) it is still illegal to murder your family members and call it “honor killing” but the media didn’t get the memo. They still use the phrase “honor killing” when reporting these HEARTLESS MURDERS. Just look at this recent story from Canada:
It’s a MURDER TRIAL. Fuck their beliefs and poor sensitive feelings. In cases of the law, all should be equal. This includes Murders, Rapists and Thieves who do so under the flag of religion. It does not change nor excuse their crimes.