How to Exasperate a Liberal #116: Try to use Government to Make People Use Your Religion’s Special Words
Don’t tell me, do not tell me that we cannot enforce laws against profanity, laws against blasphemy, laws against misusing the Lord’s name!
— Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association, May 2011
Bryan Fischer, we cannot enforce laws against profanity (the uttering of words that a religion considers offensive to its sacred ideas, like “go to hell, damn it”), laws against blasphemy (expressing disagreement with the god and doctrines of a religion, like “What is Jesus, some kind of zombie?”), laws against misusing the Lord’s name (YHVH, YHVH, YHVH).
Here’s why we cannot:
Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech…
Passing and enforcing laws against speech that a religion’s leaders don’t like is enforcing the standards of one religion upon everybody in the United States. It’s the state establishing a religion. It is prohibiting people from freely exercising their own religion. It abridges the freedom of speech. It’s unconstitutional, Bryan Fischer, and the constitution is the supreme law of the land. Not the Christian Bible.