Columnist: ‘Freedom of Religion’ in US Only Applies to Which Christian Church to Join
Radio host and columnist Bryan Fischer has penned a new column for Renew America, claiming that the Constitution’s Freedom of Religion only applies to Christians.
Fischer made the comments while discussing a case in Florida in which a Satanist group sued over Christian indoctrination in public schools.
“This incident serves as a prime example of how the gross distortion of the First Amendment is destroying religious liberty and turning Christian literature into the educational equivalent of pornography,” Fischer wrote on Wednesday, “something that is considered so toxic it must be kept from the eyes of inquisitive students.”
“I have written on numerous occasions that the purpose of the First Amendment,” he explains, “was only to protect the free exercise of the Christian faith and to prevent the selection and designation of one Christian denomination as the official church of the United States.”
Fischer claims that “low-information educators” and “activist judges” have improperly put the idea that the First Amendment applies to all religions in people’s heads. Instead, he says the First Amendment only says that federal Freedom of Religion only applies to Christianity while it’s up to states to determine if they protect other faiths.
“The regulation of every other form of religious expression is reserved to the states, who then have complete latitude to restrain or permit religious expression as they see fit,” Fischer says. “But now the Prince of Darkness, in our befuddled and historically ignorant fashion, has been given equal standing with the Creator of the universe. Can this possibly be what the Founders intended? Of course not.”
So there you have it, folks. You have the freedom to practice any religion you want, so long as it’s Christianity.