Friday, September 16, 2016

Hoyer: ‘Religious Liberty’ Shouldn’t Be ‘Denigrated’

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said on Tuesday that although some people may misuse “religious liberty” as a way to disagree with other people’s beliefs, the term should not be “denigrated.”

Hoyer was responding to a question from about a recent report by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights that said “religious liberty” and “religious freedom” are “code words for discrimination, intolerance, racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, Christian supremacy or any form of intolerance.”

“Although [the words have] been misused by people using that phrase, that does not mean that the phrase itself, nor the ideal, nor the reality, nor the Constitutional protection should be, in any way denigrated because some people misuse it,” Hoyer said.



Anonymous said...

Steny gets it right.
Good job.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely true.

Anonymous said...

Steny Hoyer, you really don't care about religious liberty or any other liberties afforded to us by our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Stop trying to 'fool' the citizens.

Anonymous said...

Bigotry trying to hide behind religion.