If an atheist and a Catholic walked into a bar, how do you think their conversation would go? It is safe to assume that after a few pints they would turn to issues that spark spirited disagreement. The existence of God in the Holy Eucharist as eternal truth or manmade fiction. The veneration of the Virgin Mary, the list goes on. Nevertheless, this atheist and Catholic do agree on one thing — the right to religious freedom.
On this Religious Freedom Day, let’s remember that the United States was founded by individuals fleeing religious persecution who understood the importance of both the freedom to practice your faith, as well as the freedom for others to practice a different faith or no faith at all.
Read the full text of this piece in The Hill.