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Religious freedom = security

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1005128.htm

The Pope is on-target with this:  if you are not free to practice your religion, you are not free.  As he points out, persecution does not simply take the form of torture and suppression, but also more subtle forms that are pervasive in the West:

The pope also warned against "more sophisticated forms of hostility to religion" which, in Western countries, is often expressed by a denial of its Christian roots and the rejection of religious symbols, "which reflect the identity and the culture of the majority of citizens."



It also means that I am not a bigot or a homophobe if I stand up for traditional marriage or download the Manhattan Declaration app.  Sophistication notwithstanding, I am still free to practice my faith.

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