Military Religious Freedom, Sikhs, and Christians

“When Army leaders or other government officials fail to protect the rights of Sikh soldiers, Muslim prisoners and other religious minorities, they weaken the rights of everyone, [said Douglas Laycock, a distinguished professor of law at the University of Virginia.].

“Religious freedom is an all-or-nothing proposition. The arguments the government makes in cases about Sikhs and Muslims, and the judicial precedents it establishes when it wins, are fully available to use against Christians,” he said.

The same holds true in reverse, of course: The judicial precedents established when Sikhs win are fully available to Christians, as well.  And that makes Mikey Weinstein shudder — because they are winning.

You can read the context of this quote in the long and comprehensive article on the Sikh struggle for military religious freedom.