In a keynote speech to the conservative Federalist Society Justice Alito has warned that religious liberty and free speech are no longer as valued as they once were. He said that, “Tolerance for opposing views is now in short supply,” and warned that people in the country face retaliation, and harassment if they do not conform to the popular ideologies.
“In certain quarters religious liberty has fast become a disfavored right,” he said. “For many today, religious liberty is not a cherished freedom. It’s often just an excuse for bigotry and it can’t be tolerated even when there’s no evidence that anybody has been harmed.”
In the address he warned that religious liberty was in danger of becoming a “second-class” right.
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