When you limit someone else’s freedom, you automatically limit your own.
If Muslims are not allowed to place a building anywhere in the vicinity of 9/11’s Ground Zero, then logically no Christian structures should exist in Hiroshima or Nagasaki. (Mother has it on good authority [those house cats again] that the US made some very big ka-booms happen in those places.)
If Muslim girls are forbidden to wear headscarves in schools, as Mother H has heard is happening somewhere over the big pond in a place called Your Rope, then you can bet your nest eggs that soon no students there will be allowed to wear crosses or Stars of David around their necks.
Conversely, when you insist on freedom for yourself, you extend that same freedom to everyone else.
If the Ten Commandments were in public buildings, then verses from the Koran should be displayed as well.
If the Lord’s Prayer were to be reinstated in public schools, then Buddhist chants would be acceptable too.
Mother Hen holds these truths to be self-evident.
Don’t give her any nonsense about the nation’s traditions and culture being exclusively Christian either, because that is a pile of cow droppings. The first freedom established in the USA was the freedom of religion, and that is the nation’s heritage.
You can’t have it both ways, people. Either everyone is free to practice their religion anywhere in the country, or everyone is going to have to accept the same limitations. Yes, that means you too.
That would mean that if Mother Hen thinks your church is too close to her sacred cows, you might have to move your church. Now wouldn’t that cause a squawk! Of course it would, because it just plain wouldn’t be fair!
Limiting people’s actions because of their religious beliefs is a practice that reeks of bigotry and prejudice in the same way Farmer Brown’s pig farm reeks of sweet country air.
Blessed are the peacemakers.
Mother Hen has spoken.