ANSWERS: 32
  • Amen brother.... one more person comes knocking at my door while I am in the shower to discuss the glories of their belief and I may end up in prison
  • No...We have too many laws. NO MORE LAWS!
  • i have never reall thought about it but that sounds like a great idea!
  • I agree. I believe we should have freedom OF religion, as well as freedom FROM religion.
  • all we have in this country are laws...(U.S.) Please lets leave the big government outside the gates...
  • I completely agree, I don't think that you can relate it to sexual harassment, but there should be a law against it.
  • I could not agree more! Just as people are not allowed to harass those of us who are attractive, they should not be allowed to harass those of use who are religious. The big issue is how to deal with all of the media harassment of religion and religious people.
  • Yes, religion is a choice, albeit a last resort type of choice but still a choice. No one has the right to force ANYONE to believe ANYTHING or accept a belief system if they don't "puta" want to.
  • We all hate harassment in either form but I don't agree in making any more laws. We have too many already. We keep asking the Government for things then pretty soon we will end up with a socialistic society. How boring that would be.
  • Yes as long as they do not force their beliefs on their kids, as they do often not have a choice.
  • Then what about direct sales harassment, insurance harassment, political harassment, etc? No, all these may annoy you, but they can't be considered harassment.
  • We already have laws re freedom of religion as well as freedom of speech. I don't think that creating law is the best solution for every inconvenience and annoyance.
  • I think laws wouldn't do the trick. I mean, how would you see a court judging whether or not it was harassment... Some people get angry over the simplest of things, where would you draw the line? I am a christian, but i am absolutely against harassment of any kind. If i wanted to convince you, would it work to harass you? I'd feel like bashing skulls of salesmen who 'harass' me. Seriously, fellow christians, grow a sensative heart and know when to shut up.
  • What a great idea, we can start by shutting up those hateful, arrogant, intolerant religious nuts, then move to any media that doesn't agree with the currant political party that is control. We can keep going until every person or group that we don't like is silenced. There are people who hate gays, people who support evil wars for oil, people who don't believe in Global Warming or Man Made Climate Change. WE can keep going until we even ban certain accents that make people sound uneducated. This idea of removing people's constitutional rights because they get on our nerves is wonderful. If we get on this right away we can have everybody thinking and acting the same. Maybe we can have uniforms for everybody to wear. I'm thinking grey jumpsuits with grey caps, and we can put a little red star on the front of the cap. I'm on board with this one.
  • we have freedom of religion and free speach....free speech is becoming a joke via "poitical correctness" which is really no more than certain races and cultures can not say certain things that are considered uncorrect to certain races and cultures and unfairness to others because of color and not merit..and they use this to the max with any little petty word,look, or action they can find...but they can say it if they want and its fine!!!with all the sexual harrassment,religious harressment,race harassment(white and black and brown and yellow),spouse harassment and just harrassment ,etc. that goes on now ,why the heck not...lawyers pockets and government pockets aren't ever full...... i'd say the peoples do nothing now but sue,slander, enough for their ownselfish ,petty selves against their brother.... there's already a law it just isn't heeded..but that's ....:)justme
  • We do have these laws in the US. All laws that cover race and gender also cover religion and nationality. http://www.law.ucla.edu/volokh/harass/religion.pdf Personally, I'm all for laws against religious harassment, and would love to see proselytization in the workplace, school, etc treated just the same way as sexual harassment.
  • That would be awesome..... I am all for it...
  • Yea Verily!
  • Wow, I can't believe people are saying "yes" to this. Bigotry is alive and well in America, it has just shifted to a different group of people.
  • What's the definition of religious harassment to you?
  • Where do you live (generally)? Most countries already have this. If yours does not give me the email address/snail mail address of a politician in your country and I'll give them a piece of my mind.
  • I disagree. Freedom of speech.
  • Yes please define religious harassment. Would I be guilty of it if I said I thought evangelicals were a bunch of sheeple? Or would I be able to bring charges against the Mormon recruiters who keep knocking on my door?
  • Which side are you on? Please, it is benefical to the answering of this question
  • the laws for freedom of speech are a joke. and if we are to add even more laws it would mean the courts are going to be even more packed. if they were to make laws regarding it people would take it out of context and try to use it for themselves just as they do for the freedom of speech
  • Bohemian: I'm late to the party and don't know if anyone but you will read my answer, but here goes. I think that I should have the right to "quiet enjoyment" of my property. That means that I don't think anyone should legally be able to come to my door and try to sell me something. On the other hand, I'd much rather put up with that intrusion than with some law that tried to restrict certain types of speech. I'm unaware of organized religious proselytizing in secular schools other than in the bible belt where its been vigorously opposed by the ACLU and others. I think that people should have the right to proselytize on the street or beg or sell themselves--all are freedom of speech issues as far as I can tell. I don't like beggars, proselytizers, or prostitutes pitching me on the street, but I think it would be better if all were legal. In most cases I don't think we can compare sexual harassment to religious proselytizing no matter how irritating we personally find it to be.
  • It is amazing how government schools have destroyed a generation. We have 2 Constitutional rights going on here. 1. Freedom of Speech, which allows you to comment, and ask questions about anything as long as it does not violate another person's rights. Prostelitizing does not violate another person's right, because you have the right to tell them to buzz off, or to bar people from your property. 2. The Right to privacy. People are saying that asking questions about your religion is a violation of your right to privacy. No it isn't, and neither is it when a surveyor at the mall stops you to ask what detergent you use. The right to privacy was given to us to protect us against government intrusion on our lives, not to stop annoying people asking you questions you do not like. Am I the only person on this thread seeing the danger to every person's freedom by even entertaining the notion of placing laws on asking questions. Are we willing to stick people in jail because for 20 to 30 seconds you feel uncomfortable? Come on people this is America, not Red China!
  • I'm sorry, I thought by harassment you meant people harassing you because of your religion, not because of theirs (if you know what I mean). As annoying as proselytizing is (and believe me I find it incredibly annoying) I don't think it should be made illegal. Those that do it - though it may not always come off that way - for the most part do it because they care about your best interests. Some people truly do think that their deity has it in for anyone who doesn't follow his/her laws and, thus, want to make sure that you (or anyone else) has to suffer. Instead of making laws against it, we should try to create school programs and curriculum add-ins that encourage diversity acceptance and tolerance (not just for religion). Honestly, if we are ever truly going to have understanding between the various religions of today, things like proselytizng need to be educated out not enforced out.
  • The jehovah's with their prostlesizing should be punished.
  • No we shouldn't. Your gender, color of skin, sexual orientation and such are decided by birth. Religion is a choice.
  • Interesting question, but why stop there? There are those pesky telemarketers, bill collectors, hackers that steal information, create spam and internet viruses, process servers, rookie cops that randomly stop you to satisfy their ego, parents that let their kids pull down displays in stores, teenagers who want the keys to the car but won't do their homework, clueless people on public highways, incompetent politicians and greedy bankers.
  • i agree with you... we should have a law against religious harassment because people are taking advantage of disrespecting it.....

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