It's becoming more common to hear about cases of people, businesses, and organizations refusing to provide services to a certain population group based on religious objections. This type of discrimination has shown up in various settings. Some recent examples are:
- Graduate students training to be social workers refused to provide therapy services to gay people.
- Pharmacies refusing to fill women's birth control prescriptions.
- Bridal salons, photo studios, and reception halls closing their doors to same-sex couples planning their weddings.
Freedom of religion is important, and it means that we all have a right to our religious beliefs. But that does not give us the right to use our religion to discriminate against and impose those beliefs on others who do not share them.