Religious Freedom Restoration laws, once designed to protect all religions from prosecution by the government, have turned into an excuse for Christians to discriminate against anyone they deem unworthy.
In Wisconsin, there is a city ordinance that prohibits businesses from discriminating against atheists, but even that is too much for some Christians. J. Christian Adams, who, frighteningly, used to work for the Department of Justice, thinks the ordinance is part of a big atheist conspiracy and that atheists should be discriminated against.
To Adams, anything that protects the rights of atheists is automatically “anti-Christian.”
The group that is behind the ordinance is called the Freedom from Religion Foundation. Adams seems to think that the FFRF is hell bent on destroying Christianity rather than about the far more selfish agenda of making sure that atheists are treated as full human beings.
The idea that atheists might want jobs and to be treated as regular people is apparently too much for Adams, who said that it’s in the New Testament to discriminate – because, you know, you probably want an airline pilot who believes in hell (huh?).
“There’s a lot of reasons why Christians or Jews might not want to hire an atheist,” he continued. “In fact, it’s in the New Testament. It says things like avoid them and disassociate with them. You might have a job, for example, where you want someone who believes in a higher power.”
“For example,” Adams said, “maybe you’re an airline and hiring pilots who you prefer they maybe believe in Hell. To tell people that you can’t only hire people of faith intrudes on their free exercise of faith.”
But, he says, it’s atheists who hate people of other beliefs and it’s atheists who don’t want to live harmoniously.
Source: Raw Story
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