Jeff Sessions has laid out this Administration’s view of religion. It is that religion can and should be used to discriminate against those groups that are hated.
We know hating people who are different has been going apparently since the beginning of humans. The Bible admonishes cripples and deformed not to enter the temple. There were slaves held by leaders in the Bible. Put those lesser people in their place is the message.
While it has always been used, the fresh justification for discriminating is the Christian faith. If you want to put gay people in their place turn them away from your business. If you hate abortion and birth control, refuse to sell the medicines even if they are needed for other health applications.
One of the many problems with refusing to do business with people you don’t approve of is it turns around to bite you. I read recently about a liberal who kicked religious people out of his business. I did not read the details but one can be certain Christians who discriminate will ultimately be discriminated against. That’s the dark side of humans.
As a young man I lived in Puerto Rico. I experienced being an outsider there. Even worse was walking around the poor sections with my Chinese roommate. There were few Chinese there then and children would circle him with mocking chants.
The fine line between allowing people to believe in whatever god they might prefer and forcing it on others is invisible to this Administration.