Those who want the power of the government to block the construction of Islamic facilities in Farmersville are doing things the Muslim way, not the Christian way. They’re doing things the Iranian way, not the American way. Muslims co-opt the apparatus of the state and use it to stack the governmental deck in favor of their faith and against competing faiths with which they disagree and which they perceive as dangerous to their Muslim way of life.
The author is conflating the “American Way” with the “Christian Way”, which is absurd while simultaneously comparing traditional Christian practice to the “Muslim and Iranian Way”. The traditional Christian way does not support religious pluralism. This is demonstrated by the 1000 year existence of Christendom, where the Church and the State intermingled and interacted to bring about a land suitable for Catholic Truth and the salvation of souls. Error was tolerated, but never given rights or placed on the same footing as the Divinely Revealed Truths of the Catholic Religion.
Now, obviously, I am not advocating a system like that of Iran. Iran’s system of “religious liberty” is fatally flawed because it is not rooted in the Truth of Christ.
This is a particularly foolish time for us to be articulating that point of view so persuasively. We’re less than a month past a Supreme Court decision in which four justices warned us about serious threats to religious liberty that are coming our way. How can we argue at the national level that we believe in religious liberty for all people while at the local level we’re running Muslims out of town?
Our Constitution is not Christian. It was composed by Deist Free Masons and is purely indifferent towards Christian Truth. This should throw up red flags However, for some reason, Americans have embraced the Constitution with nearly as much enthusiasm as they do Sacred Scripture. Which leaves them with the conundrum of attempting to rationalize and determine the concept of “religious liberty” through the lens of a purely secular document, instead of through the Divine Word of God and the Tradition of the Church.
The truth of the matter is that a Christian is never to strive for a world where all people have “religious liberty”. Frankly, such an idea is insulting to the truth of Jesus Christ. Why? Because “religious liberty” for all means that the errors of false religions are placed on the same footing as Divine Truth, essentially applauding the fact that many peoples live outside the Church with their souls in mortal danger. Such a concept should not be praised or worked towards. Until the “American Experiment” and the diabolical and French Revolution, the concept of universal “religious liberty” was entirely foreign to the Christian, because he understood that such a concept gave error rights that it cannot by nature possess.