I had some unkind words for the Beckett Fund For Religious Liberty in the context of their disingenuous and self-pitying "No Mob Veto" project, which I believe attempted to conflate all opposition to California's Proposition 8 with violence and intimidation. But credit where credit is due — the Beckett Fund now forthrightly and admirably defends the tradition of religious liberty by strongly supporting the effort to repeal Arkansas' embarrassing and unenforceable religious test, a state constitutional provision that purports to prevent anyone who does not believe in God from holding office or testifying.
“While it is unlikely that these laws will ever be enforced, removing them is more than symbolic. It signals to U.S. citizens and to the rest of the world, that the freedom and sanctity of conscience – including the right to believe there is no God at all – is a fundamental right for all people,” said Eric Rassbach, national litigation director at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.
Exactly right. The Beckett Fund is not culturally aligned with atheists, but here follows principle over politics. Good for them.
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