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Full title: Arkansas town bans pagan temple after finding out it’s not Christian: Your ‘God isn’t my God’

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/06/18/arkansas-town-bans-pagan-temple-after-finding-out-its-not-christian-your-god-isnt-my-god/

Yes, apparently this is serious. These people don't seem to be able to grasp the concept of "freedom of religion" or "hypocrisy".

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FFRF will threaten litigation.
Town council will hold firm.
FFRF will sue, win, and be awarded litigation fees and court costs.
Town will go broke (or nearly so); town council blame every non-christian in the US for it.
Christian evangelicals nationwide will scream persecution.

Wash, rinse, repeat.
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FFRF will threaten litigation.
Town council will hold firm.
FFRF will sue, win, and be awarded litigation fees and court costs.
Town will go broke (or nearly so); town council blame every non-christian in the US for it.
Christian evangelicals nationwide will scream persecution.

Wash, rinse, repeat.

End result will either be a "cleansing" of all non-christians (violent or just forced exile/emigration), or the end of religious discrimination. If the former, the christians will then destroy themselves and everyone wins, except the christians. If the latter, everyone wins.
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Why would FFRF sue? Pagans are not agnostic/atheist.
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Why would FFRF sue? Pagans are not agnostic/atheist.

Ummm ... mabe I was thinking ACLU.
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Why would FFRF sue? Pagans are not agnostic/atheist.

Ummm ... mabe I was thinking ACLU.

Point is, someone's gonna fight back, and christians are gonna lose their shit.
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Wait, how can they do this? First Amendment has freedom of religion.
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Wait, how can they do this? First Amendment has freedom of religion.

And why you think the law means anything to these people?
EDIT: What even makes you think they've read any of the amendments, or anything, really, about the laws protecting against religious discrimination?
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Because when they think religion, they think the only one that counts is Christianity. This is a "Christian nation" after all, so you are free to have religion, as long it is the Christian one!
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Because when they think religion, they think the only one that counts is Christianity. This is a "Christian nation" after all, so you are free to have religion, as long it is the Christian one!

There's about 40,000 denominations; at least you can't say they're not giving you much choice. &)
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What even makes you think they've read any of the amendments, or anything, really, about the laws protecting against religious discrimination?

Oh, they've read them. They just can't believe they apply to any religion other than their own. After all, those other religions worship, not the One True God, but Satan. They may not know they're worshiping Satan, he's got them fooled, but they do, so they aren't really religions at all. The law doesn't apply to them.
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Typical small-town ignorance.  Won't last long now that a spotlight's been turned on it.
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Typical small-town ignorance.  Won't last long now that a spotlight's been turned on it.

These types of stories are harder and harder to keep local. Bloggers like Hemant Mehta and others get the word out so fast it's mind-boggling.

On the topic of freedom of religion, I have Christian friends who argue that their freedom of religion is being infringed upon if they are not allowed to put the Ten Commandments in all of the courthouses. It's truly bizarre discussing this topic with that mindset. When I suggest that they are embracing the idea of letting all religions do the same thing, they start in with the "Christian nation, Judeo-Christian principles BS.

Sigh.