Religious Freedom and the Tolerance Vigilantes
This is Chai R. Feldblum, President Barack Obama’s nominee for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Not quite the Glenn Beck of the Left, but close. See what you think.
As for what war the weapons of moral values and equality will be waging, here is what Feldblum argued in a recent paper:
[W]e gain something as a society if we acknowledge that a law requiring individuals to act in a certain way might burden some individuals’ belief liberty. Such an acknowledgement is necessary if we wish to be respectful of the whole person. Protecting one group’s identity liberty may, at times, require that we burden others’ belief liberty. ... I believe it is essential that we not privilege moral beliefs that are religiously based over other sincerely held core, moral beliefs. Laws passed pursuant to public policies may burden the belief liberty of those who adhere to either religious or secular beliefs.Writes Deal Hudson:
In 2006, Feldblum signed a document titled "Beyond Same Sex Marriage: A New Strategic Vision for All Our Families & Relationships." This petition offers a "new vision" for securing governmental and institutional recognition of "diverse kinds of partnerships."Sources: Mirror of Justice and InsideCatholic
By signing this petition, Feldblum also expressed her support for polygamy: Among the stated "partnerships" the petition seeks to protect are "households in which there is more than one conjugal partner."