The current furor over the creation of state laws in support of religious freedom seems to be in response to some imagined danger to religious freedoms that has not even been articulated, as far as I am aware.

What the supporters of the creation of these laws seem to be missing is that the zeitgeist or spirit of the times in our country is infused with an absolute horror at the proliferation of terrorist acts done in the name of religion, and the fact that religious ideologies have been used as the justification for untold miseries over the centuries.

If anything, their legal status needs to be held in check – not strengthened.

Frank Luongo

Portland