What does religious freedom mean to You

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    I would like to ask a simple question and get some feedback on a subject that may be controversial. The question is, which "religious freedoms are protected in the United States". I'll clarify, should any citizen of the United States be restricted from practicing their religious beliefs. For instance a man passes away and some of his descendants are say Devout Christians, another is agnostic and yet another is say a convert to Judaism, or Islam or any other religious sect or belief. The man is buried in accordance with the Law . His Burial ceremony is conducted in a manner that is not recognized by the other family members and friends or acquaintances. Should any law restrict how people conduct themselves during private graveside rituals or ceremonies according to their beliefs even if it means not recognizing the beliefs or rituals contrary to theirbeliefs while you visit. Should one groups beliefs be held above the others. I'm asking based on some video I've seen of people being video taped removing Decorations from cemetery gravesites and wondered if it could affect me or anybody else. it was disturbing. Most Cemetery's are privately owned or maintained by local Govt. Most are privately owned though. The Cemetery's rules give no preference to any group and a Multi denominational policy is portrayed and maintained.
     
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    The doctrine of religious freedom is a matter of law that concerns solely the relationship between government and those governed – where government is prohibited from promoting religious doctrine and dogma and may not place undue restrictions on religious practices.

    It does not apply to private persons and entities, such as cemeteries.
     
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    A practicing Jew, or someone who comes from a practicing Jewish family, will be buried in a Jewish cemetery. Or, in the Jewish section of a larger cemetery.

    This is also true of Muslims and other religious groups. Expect for Hindus, of course.
     
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    Religious freedom also means freedom FROM religion.
     
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    It means freedom from a state sponsored religion.

    I was never meant to protect you from the religious speech of private citizens.
     
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    But it in a way it's the other side of the coin. With private citizens I can walk away, ignore it, avoid it, denigrate it, curse it, not listen to or view it. It's also called Freedom of Association. I'm protected both ways.
     
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    Of interest would be Phelps V Snyder>
    Snyder v. Phelps - Wikipedia

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    the sun shone brighter, coffee tasted better , etc when this ahol passed on

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    Freedom of religion doesn't really exist in the US, as Sharia Law is outlawed. So no freedom for Mooslims. No soup for them either!
     
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    That is what ear plugs are for.
     

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