Bryan Fischer, a radio host for the American Family Association, responded to the terrorist attacks on two mosques in New Zealand that killed 50 people by asserting, "I hate Islam." He rambled that if government won't stop Islam, the natural result will be "vigilante justice."
We shouldn’t have to say that the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious freedom is for everyone – Christian, Jew, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Wiccan, Pagan, nonbeliever, etc. It’s obvious this is the case. We shouldn’t have to say it, but sometimes we do because fringe figures connected with the Religious Right are trying to convince Americans otherwise. They could not be more wrong.