This right should be observed and respected in relation to the children of Israel, as it should be as to all men, or it would not conform to justice and to religion itself to derogate therefrom solely because of a difference of religious faith.
Where belief in the One True God relegates government to a properly subordinate role, polytheism reduces religious faith to mere consumer preferences that can be manipulated by ruling elites to their advantage.
To understand what happened next, one needs to know that religious faith in West Virginia runs as deep as the mines that dot its landscape, with 79 percent of the citizenry embracing some variant of Protestantism.
The Racial and Religious Hatred Bill will extend current offences on incitement to racial hatred under the 1986 Public Order Act to cover the stirring up of hatred against people of any religious faith.
Supporters of the evolution ban, enacted earlier that year by the state legislature, argued that Darwin's theory of natural selection undermined biblical teachings and religious faith because it was at odds with Genesis.