Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children. Matthew, 27:25... that's okay - 'cuz it's my religious belief? ... or if I refuse service to Blacks because they are Hamites, cursed by G-d?
And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness. And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him. And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. Genesis, 9:20-27... that's okay - 'cuz it's my religious belief? ... or if I refuse service to anyone who wears a mixed cotton/polyester blend because G-d proscribes it?
‘You are to keep My statutes. You shall not breed together two kinds of your cattle; and you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor wear a garment upon you of two kinds of material mixed together'. Leviticus, 19:19... that's okay - 'cuz it's my religious belief? I note that both of the top two examples above have in fact been used as justifications for discrimination & persecution. Jews, as Christ-killers, do not deserve to exist. Blacks, as the descendants of Ham & Canaan, are marked by G-d to be our slaves! If my religious convictions hold that everyone with red hair is a child of Satan and should be killed on the spot, would "religious freedom" laws protect me from prosecution? If my religious convictions hold that all Native Americans are sub-human and should be exterminated, would "religious freedom" laws protect me from prosecution? (This is NOT a theoretical case!)