I agree with this:
"Beliefs" and "views" deserve no inherent protection, validity, or value to the rest of society simply because they’re political or religious. They’re just opinions, and just as many opinions are worth considering and discussing, many others are offensive, crazy, ignorant, or bigoted.
I think it's easier to hide behind things when you can push them off as political or religious. We're founded on the notion that you can't be arrested for your ideas on these topics, but you can still be judged for them.
I hope in the future we have the strength to stand behind our beliefs because they are ours, not just because we subscribe to the beliefs of someone else.
# | 05/24/2014 12:56 p.m.