Submitted by: Veronica Coffin
Actually, Bauer was quoting Martin Castro, who claims that “the phrases ‘religious liberty’ and ‘religious freedom’ will stand for nothing except hypocrisy so long as they remain code words for discrimination, intolerance, racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, Christian supremacy or any form of intolerance.”‘
You read that right.
And who is Martin Castro? None other than the chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He heads the government agency charged with protecting our rights, yet Castro glibly equates the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty to bigotry.
“In our nation’s past religion has been used to justify slavery and later, Jim Crow laws,” Castro said. “We now see ‘religious liberty’ arguments sneaking their way back into our political and constitutional discourse — just like the concept of ‘state rights’ — in an effort to undermine the rights of some Americans.
This twisted thinking came just days before the September 11 memorial ceremony where Americans remembered the nearly 3,000 lives taken by 19 far more tolerant al-Qaida terrorists — all claiming allegiance to Allah — who commandeered commercial airliners to carry out their murderous deeds.
And within the same time frame, Democrat presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, speaking at an LGBT fundraiser in NYC, referred to Donald Trump supporters using nearly identical harsh terms, declaring, “You could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables… the racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it.”
As Hillary’s political prospects plunge, are her skittish speechwriters helping themselves to Martin Castro’s reprehensible prose, or has the anti-Christian bigot taken a side job with Hillary Clinton’s sinking campaign?