Using religion as a reason and a basis to refuse service or other freedoms afforded others equals discrimination on the basis of religion or creed.
Religion is a creed. Religion is a philosophy. Religion is an ideology.
The provisions of the law must work both ways – to prevent discrimination against one who is practicing their faith and to prevent those who practice their faith, in an otherwise free society, from discriminating against others not of their beliefs, based on that faith.
Imposing religious beliefs upon members of society not of a particular religious persuasion must at all times be discouraged.
American freedoms must exist for all Americans, otherwise we become like oppressive religious regimes. When each faith demands compliance by those not of their faiths in order to be accepted, and when compliance doesn’t occur, isolation emerges robbing people of their freedoms.
In public arenas all people of all religions, creeds, philosophies, and ideologies must be treated equally. For each religion to impose its own rules upon everybody else creates chaos in all sectors.
A view is a view, whether religious, political, philosophical, ideological. A view is a creed.
It is the view under scrutiny that discriminates, not its origin nor the group that worships and espouses it. People worship an idea, not an entity. Religions are based on ideas not facts.
Religion itself equals community. Without a community, there is no religion, except independent thought. As independent thinkers, we can’t all impose our personal creeds onto all other individuals.
Religious doctrine is based largely on faith not fact. To deny someone freedoms there must be a factual component, which by their nature, religions lack.