Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Freedom Isn't Free
If you work for a secular state, you cannot use your position to advance a sacular cause. No one, for example, would applaud a registrar who refused to sign a marriage license for a Catholic and non-Catholic or an Orthodox Jew and a Gentile because his or her religious beliefs didn't recognize those marriages as legitimate. America is a secular state and the price of serving it in an official capacity is putting the laws of the land above private belief. Consequently, this woman is an anti-American religious zealot and ought properly resign or be fired. And the NYTimes needs to rethink it's stance on wrong-headed actions even if the maxim of that action, perhaps especially if, is private belief.