from Conservative Review:
The secular-left website Slate recently warned on Twitter that “‘Religious Freedom’ legislation will be everywhere in 2017.” “Religious freedom” is in scare quotes, a warning that deplorables will use that thing called religion as their weapon of choice in the coming assault on the LGBTQ community.
The same website is celebrating a petition urging the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to reverse its acceptance of an invitation to sing at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.
The freedom to disassociate becomes a terrific idea when used to reject Republicans or conservatives. Slate’s story has a hero named Jan Chamberlin, who quit the famous choir because it will appear to be “endorsing tyranny and fascism by singing for this man.” She says, “I only know I could never ‘throw roses to Hitler.'”
Slate “reported,” “Trump is not just any president-elect for Mormons, many of whom were turned off by his vulgarity, repressive immigration proposals, and calls for religious persecution.” Like many leftists, the only religious people it cares about being persecuted are Muslims. Persecuting Christians — and we mean real persecution, as in setting bodies on fire, chopping off heads, machine-gunning and the like — means literally nothing to websites like Slate. It has mocked a “Christian persecution complex” among conservatives.
“How would the media have reacted if members of one of these groups had refused to perform at Obama’s inauguration?”
Another Trump inauguration issue further displayed leftist hypocrisy: the scheduled performance of the Radio City Rockettes. One of the dancers, Phoebe Pearl, protested on her Instagram page: