People lose this argument with me every time, it's the ugly side of freedom, I know, but you've got to let people do as thou wilt. That goes for both camps.
To pull out Foucault:
Force doesn't have to mean strapping a man down to a chair and hitting him with a hammer to punish him. It can mean altering his thought patterns over time, impacting his routine.
"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
facts and reality doesn't care about opinions
2.) never claimed that, the fact is though that people are still free to think how they want about gays, gender, race, religion etc and they still do.
laws protect religion but it seems more people are less religious over time in the us? weird huh?
all you have to do is give me on factual example of forcing personal acceptance