Focus on the Family protested a federal judge’s ruling that South Carolina license plates may not give favored treatment to Christianity at the expense of the state’s Jews, other faiths, and atheists.
In an article published yesterday, writer Nima Reza called the opponents of religious freedom “pro-family.”
Focus made no effort to direct readers to the actual facts of the case, which were reported by Agence France Presse.
The truth is, Christian Rightist enemies of religious freedom deliberately wasted public funds advancing a blatant attack upon minority religious perspectives.
The lawsuit against South Carolina was filed on behalf of four local clergy — three pastors and a rabbi — the Hindu American Foundation and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.
Rev. Barry Lynn of Americans United for Separation of Church and State said:
“Some officials seem to want to use religion as a political football…. That’s an appalling misuse of governmental authority, and I am thrilled that the judge put a stop to it.”
Christian Rightists have created a profitable industry by declaring themselves to be victims as they deprive everyone around them of their equality under the law.