Looks like I made my comments about modern conservatives being a bunch of dirty statists none too soon. Senator Rick Santorum is enabling religious types to ‘take advantage’ of their freedom to practice whatever religion they want, whenever they want, however they want, and on anybody else’s clock through an expansion of government regulation.
The text of the Workplace Religious Freedom Act makes it sound as though it’s mostly about religious clothing or taking off religious holidays, but the ACLU worries its vague wording would force employers to countenance proselytizing on the job or even employee refusal to work with gay or female clients or colleagues.
Interesting side note: Santorum’s joined in sponsoring this one by Senators Clinton and John Kerry (the sponsor of a previous version of the bill in the late 90s).
To paraphrase Hannibal Smith, “I love it when a red-brown coalition comes together.”