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Second order consequences of “religious freedom” bills

There will likely be many largely unforeseen unintended consequences that will result from the implementation of “religious freedom” bills that allow individuals to opt out of various rules and regulations that would otherwise apply. Once religion is thus privileged, I predict the founding of several new religions in order to obtain privileges that would otherwise be denied. Founding a religion is not actually that hard (see: L. Ron Hubbard) since the courts are quite hesitant to determine what is or isn’t a religion. For example, selling raw milk would become legal if you have a religious reason for doing so. Say, you belong to the Church of the Holy Cow, whose ritual involves drinking unpasteurized cow milk periodically during the day. Goodbye pesky state health departments. And that is just the beginning…

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