Netroots Nation, the annual convention of the progressive blogosphere, will be having House Speaker Nancy Pelosi showing up to answer and discuss questions submitted online. I decided to suggest my own question on Defining Freedom of Religion.
America includes tens of millions of conservative, liberal and moderate Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Taoists, Wiccans, and members of other belief systems, as well as atheists and agnostics. Yet federal policies always seem to be dominated by the doctrines of conservative Christianity.
In your opinion, does freedom of religion under the first amendment include all belief systems, or only ones that are popular or that you personally like?
How will you use your position as Speaker (should you be re-elected as such) in the next Congress to promote freedom of — and from — religion?
If you think this would be a good question to ask the Speaker, please go vote it up!