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Roger Williams
Faith, hope, and tolerance

What with provisions of the Affordable Care Act and the Supreme Court's ruling that laws permitting gay marriage are constitutional, there has been a great deal of carrying on from various Christian groups and individuals claiming that their free exercise of religion has been inhibited. This grumbling and carping reveals two things: misunderstanding of the Constitution and Christianity's long-standing strain of intolerance. The Supreme Court decision covers civil marriage; no church is going to be compelled to bless those unions. Outside the church, various merchants have complained that selling their overpriced floral arrangements and garish cakes to gay people will violate...

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