Real re­li­gious in­tol­er­ance

The Washington Times Daily - - Opinion -

While I be­lieve that mock­ing an­other man’s re­li­gion in a pa­rade is in bad taste, Judge Mark Martin’s dis­missal of as­sault charges in Cum­ber­land County, Pa., on the grounds that Mus­lims are more ded­i­cated to their re­li­gion than Chris­tians, Jews or Hin­dus is an ex­am­ple of things to come.

In 1987, artist and pho­tog­ra­pher An­dres Ser­ran dis­played a pho­to­graph of a small plas­tic cru­ci­fix sub­merged in a glass of his own urine. The piece was a win­ner of the South­east­ern Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts’ “Awards in the Vis­ual Arts” com­pe­ti­tion, which is spon­sored in part by the Na­tional En­dow­ment for the Arts.

Ap­par­ently Mus­lims can break our laws with im­punity, and Oba­macare in­sults the re­li­gious be­liefs of many. I won­der if Mus­lims will be ex­empt from par­tic­i­pat­ing in that, too. JOSEPH DUPONT Towanda, Pa.

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