Religious pluralism versus religious unity in America: Which is real and which an illusion?

Writer Megan Kennedy has argued from the ill-treatment a prominent Satanist received at the hands of Fox News host Tucker Carlson that religious pluralism in this country is illusory. Carlson’s arrogance and deliberate obtuseness in refusing to recognize Satanism as legitimate betoken an inflated sense of majority Christian religious privilege that would seek to hound minority religiosities, especially Satanism, out of the public square. The post draws a parallel between the Carlson-Satanist exchange and one in 2014 between Reverend Barry Lynn of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State and Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) during a hearing before the House of Representatives on the state of religious liberty in the U.S. to argue that religious pluralism is real: it is just being eclipsed from view by a vocal and politically powerful monolithic Christianity based largely on historical revisionism. Part One of a three-part series starts here.

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