I appreciated this analysis from Ken Ham:
As one opinion piece [from Louise Melling] says,
Religious freedom is integral to this country. It must—and will—be protected. But what is being increasingly recognized is that religious freedom gives us all a right to our beliefs. This right, though, like all our rights, has limits . . . Religious liberty can’t be used by businesses to turn away lesbian and gay couples seeking to celebrate a relationship, or by religiously associated nonprofits who treat women employees like second-class citizens by denying contraceptive coverage.
This writer [Louise Melling], who is discriminating against Christians, also says that no one should be allowed to discriminate because of religious beliefs, “if they want to be true to equality and religious freedom.”
True equality? What about equality for those people who feel that their conscience is being violated when they are being forced to sanction activities with which they disagree? They’re not getting equality! And religious freedom?
Those who stand up for their beliefs are being discriminated against for their religious beliefs! It’s religious discrimination—not religious freedom!
Ham, K. (2015). Is Religious Freedom Only Limited to Belief? Available https://answersingenesis.org/blogs/ken-ham/2015/03/13/is-religious-freedom-only-limited-to-belief/. Last accessed 30th Aug 2015.