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Rick Warren

Freedom of and from religion

Freedom of and from religion

On Sunday, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will kick off its usual lackluster campaign called the Fortnight for Freedom in Baltimore. This defense of religious liberty campaign is about as disingenuous an effort as any carnival huckster could conjure. In true Orwellian style, the bishops beg for the freedom to discriminate against others while all the while wrapping their campaign in the language of flag, freedom, religion and country.

The reason the bishops — who are supported by a range of other extremist religious business interests — have engaged in this propaganda war over...