they also get away with doing it because politicians don’t have the will to enforce prohibitions against ideas that are based on religion. Religious ideas are privileged in our society and even if they’re false, we allow religious people to get away with harmful behavior. For example, almost all of the recent legislation being passed in various states to outlaw conversion therapy explicitly exempts religious groups.

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