The Left is a cult. It’s a pseudo-religious and pseudo-scientific movement. (Really, a bastardization of both science and religion, theory and apocalyptic belief system.) It’s incapable of processing the importance of religion next to its own beliefs. And that’s normal. Other people’s religions usually seem stupid while yours seems deep and important.
That’s why we have Freedom of Religion and a separation between Church and State. At least until the Left subverted it by demanding we worship its “values”, which it insists are wholly above politics or anyone’s beliefs, and only a greedy bigot would reject.
That’s how we end up with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s sputtering response to a judge ruling that he discriminated by supporting anti-police protests, but suppressing religious prayer.
“The protests were an entirely different reality — a national phenomenon that was not something that the government could just say, you know, go away,” he continued. “It’s something that really came from the grassroots. And, obviously, it had profound meaning and we’re all acting on the meaning of those protests. But it’s really apples and oranges.”
Sure, if you define the grassroots as the media and the Ford Foundation and the rest of the lefty activist infrastructure.
But, more relevantly, De Blasio thinks religion is something that the government could just say, “go away”, but not lefty political protests. Conservative ones, obviously, the government could just say, “go away”.
All this does is make the case for the judge’s ruling.
De Blasio, like most lefty leaders, treats lefty activism very differently than he does other people’s values and belief systems.