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Virginia’s Culpeper County who voted in favor of an anti an anti-LGBTQ bill to protect "religious freedom" recently voted to block the construction of a mosque.

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This month, Virginia’s Culpeper County provided the latest instance of anti-Muslim “religious liberty” hypocrisy. The county’s state representatives recently voted in favor of an anti-LGBTQ bill that purported to protect religious freedom. Yet in April, the county’s Board of Supervisors voted to prevent a Muslim group from building a mosque on an abandoned lot. The roughly 20 Muslims, who currently lack a proper prayer space, asked for a sewage system permit to begin cleaning up the area before constructing their mosque. Board members’ explanation—that the requested system could only be used in emergencies—is almost certainly pretext: In the last two decades, the board has granted 19 such sewage system permits, and rejected only one.

No, no religious liberty means no cakes for gay married couples, it doesn't mean you muzzies have the right to worship or shit. Sincerely, Culpeper County.

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Re: "Religious Freedom" lovin' conservatives block mosque in Virginia
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2016, 09:19:35 pm »
Obviously. Everyone knows that "religion" means Christianity (and none of that damn Papist Catholic heresy!).
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Re: "Religious Freedom" lovin' conservatives block mosque in Virginia
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2016, 09:35:33 pm »
Yeah I tend to avoid Culpepper on a regular basis on principle.

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Re: "Religious Freedom" lovin' conservatives block mosque in Virginia
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2016, 10:01:26 pm »
And inbreeding. Those hills have family trees that most resemble tumble weeds.
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Re: "Religious Freedom" lovin' conservatives block mosque in Virginia
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2016, 10:04:07 pm »
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Re: "Religious Freedom" lovin' conservatives block mosque in Virginia
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2016, 11:01:31 pm »
I'm not sure, but I think this might be grounds for a lawsuit.

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Re: "Religious Freedom" lovin' conservatives block mosque in Virginia
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2016, 10:56:14 am »
"Religious freedom" meaning the freedom for conservative Christians to discriminate? Heh

Here in Canada, our old Conservative government established an office of religious freedom. But they claimed to be for small government. Riiiiiight
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Re: "Religious Freedom" lovin' conservatives block mosque in Virginia
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2016, 10:07:15 am »
I'm not sure, but I think this might be grounds for a lawsuit.

Yeah I was thinking couldn't this technically constitute government infringing on freedom to practice religion or something?

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Re: "Religious Freedom" lovin' conservatives block mosque in Virginia
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2016, 10:46:37 am »
Seeing as the way the fundies in USA understand "freedom of religion goes a bit like this:

"You see, the laws say "freedom of religion" not "freedom from religion" and it means that religion is protected from the government, that is why you goddamn atheists can't prevent good Christians from practicing their religion."

...To explain this bullshit they are going to have to claim that Islam isn't a religion and that only Christianity counts as a religion, or something like that.
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Re: "Religious Freedom" lovin' conservatives block mosque in Virginia
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2016, 11:15:42 am »
Seeing as the way the fundies in USA understand "freedom of religion goes a bit like this:

"You see, the laws say "freedom of religion" not "freedom from religion" and it means that religion is protected from the government, that is why you goddamn atheists can't prevent good Christians from practicing their religion."

...To explain this bullshit they are going to have to claim that Islam isn't a religion and that only Christianity counts as a religion, or something like that.

They do claim Islam is not a religion. All the time. They claim it is a political ideology.
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Re: "Religious Freedom" lovin' conservatives block mosque in Virginia
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2016, 12:56:00 pm »
Seeing as the way the fundies in USA understand "freedom of religion goes a bit like this:

"You see, the laws say "freedom of religion" not "freedom from religion" and it means that religion is protected from the government, that is why you goddamn atheists can't prevent good Christians from practicing their religion."

...To explain this bullshit they are going to have to claim that Islam isn't a religion and that only Christianity counts as a religion, or something like that.

I'm pretty sure I've heard people argue that fredom of religion means you can choose which kind of Christian you want to be.
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Re: "Religious Freedom" lovin' conservatives block mosque in Virginia
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2016, 12:58:57 pm »
You obviously don't live in America.

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Re: "Religious Freedom" lovin' conservatives block mosque in Virginia
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2016, 01:06:00 pm »
I don't, but the people who said that did...

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Re: "Religious Freedom" lovin' conservatives block mosque in Virginia
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2016, 07:08:38 am »
Seeing as the way the fundies in USA understand "freedom of religion goes a bit like this:

"You see, the laws say "freedom of religion" not "freedom from religion" and it means that religion is protected from the government, that is why you goddamn atheists can't prevent good Christians from practicing their religion."

...To explain this bullshit they are going to have to claim that Islam isn't a religion and that only Christianity counts as a religion, or something like that.

I'm pretty sure I've heard people argue that fredom of religion means you can choose which kind of Christian you want to be.
Is this from the same sort of people that say that "Catholic" and "Mormon" are separate religions from "Christian" or have I had my mind warped by too many Chick Tracts?

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Re: "Religious Freedom" lovin' conservatives block mosque in Virginia
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2016, 10:17:52 pm »
Seeing as the way the fundies in USA understand "freedom of religion goes a bit like this:

"You see, the laws say "freedom of religion" not "freedom from religion" and it means that religion is protected from the government, that is why you goddamn atheists can't prevent good Christians from practicing their religion."

...To explain this bullshit they are going to have to claim that Islam isn't a religion and that only Christianity counts as a religion, or something like that.

I'm pretty sure I've heard people argue that fredom of religion means you can choose which kind of Christian you want to be.
Is this from the same sort of people that say that "Catholic" and "Mormon" are separate religions from "Christian" or have I had my mind warped by too many Chick Tracts?

i mean, probably.
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