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What Is Freedom of Religion and Religious Freedom?

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Since some religious people are grossly misinformed and misled, the world is plagued by Theocrats who believe their religion entitles them to rule in the name of God. We should call them what they are, because the Theocrats are hypocrites who distort the purpose of their religion to suit their theocratic political agenda. In the Mid-East they claim to be adherents of Judaism or Islam, and in America they are right-wing evangelical fundamentalist “Christian” Dominionists. But they all believe their religion gives them the right to rule. In fact, American Theocrats act as if freedom of religion and religious freedom means freedom to try to impose their religious beliefs upon others.  That is why in America we must establish, once and for all, what freedom of religion and religious freedom is.
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E.J. is a progressive activist serving to help promote an initiative based on Jeffersonian principles regarding government and religion -- principles which Abraham Lincoln said are "the axioms of a free society."

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