There are many who are alarmed about the threats posed by radicalized Muslims. Let us consider a hypothetical law, albeit much shorter than it would actually be because congress likes to hide nasty things in huge bills, that shows how politicians would deal with this threat if they took advice from this article:
Championing Harmony and Unity in Religious Communities and Houses
Other names: The CHURCH act.1. A Bill to Combat Religious Extremism in the Homeland
PURPOSE: To provide a modern contour to the application of the freedom of religion in America and to ensure domestic harmony among the religious faithful by providing guidance and common sense recommendations for the promotion of positive faith interactions and the discouragement of negative faith events.A. Safe Houses of Worship
- For the safety of visitors and worshipers, no house of worship shall be used for the storing of firearms or other weapons for any reason.
- All houses of Worship shall belong to a licensed regional or national affiliation. This affiliation shall be registered with the state. The house of worship must remain in good standing and adhere to the tenants of their affiliation.
- All unaffiliated houses of worship shall have one year from signing of this law to affiliate. Otherwise, they shall disband and their property and 50% of remaining liquid or semi-liquid assets shall be turned over to a local branch of a licensed affiliation to be used to further positive faith.B. Religious Instruction.
- No house of worship shall teach curriculum that speaks against the People’s Republic or which raises undue criticism of its tenants.
- No program for children shall teach intolerance.
- All programs shall include values prescribed by the government to be necessary for a healthy functioning multicultural society. This shall be called the Gospel of the Greater Good.C. Enforcement.
- The president shall create an office of Religious Pluralism and Tolerance. This officer and those under him shall determine the contents of the Gospel of the Greater Good and shall be provided with annual funding for the production and disbursement of teaching materials suitable for people of diverse faiths. The head of this office shall be a cabinet level position.
- The president shall create an Office of Religious Safety. This officer shall, along with the Speaker of the house, Vice President and the NSA religious security team shall device actionable programs for the routine and efficient carrying out of the semi-annual unannounced security checks. The head of this office shall be a cabinet level position.
- Regular safety inspection. Clergy and faith leaders shall make their houses of worship, sermons and reference libraries available to any officer of the law during routine safety inspections and shall also do so for special safety inspections.D. Funding.
- These programs shall be funded with a religious excise tax, this shall be levied at 10% of the gross proceeds of religious activities. All registered 501 (c) 3 must ensure they stay current or they will lose their otherwise tax exempt status and will be charged a security penalty assessment with interest.
- Houses of worship which fail their security examination will be subject to immediate closure and the forfeiture of their assets to the Office of Religious Safety, less expenses incurred by the Office of Religious Safety.
This is why mosques must be monitored, and not just for explosives, arms and munitions. But we must require US mosques to institute transparent, inspectable programs teaching against the al-Qaeda & ISIS view of Islam. We must require that they teach against Islamic Jew-hatred and misogyny and teach Constitutional values, especially free speech and equality of rights for all.
As you can see, boiling this down into a law would effectively gut the first and second amendments as well as due process, seeing that the proof would be to prove yourself or your body innocent and to endlessly pay bureaucrats for the right to exist and being forced to teach PC doctrine and belong to a mainline denomination or be disbanded and fined. “Conservatives” generally support the freedom of religion. The danger of these Muslim bombings and the mass hysteria is that people are being pushed and cajoled into knee-jerk responses on both guns and religion. You cannot maintain any real semblance of safety if you surrender your freedom. the safety you obtain will be fleeting and inadequate, and you may just be among the next groups targeted for government compliance.