Usually, I'll admit, it's a bunch of retweets and funny/Catholic stuff. I tweet on the edges of "Catholic Twitter" and its subgroups "weird Catholic Twitter" and "Pierogi Twitter" (running afoul of this when I tweeted about Cornish pasties. I'll never make that mistake again!)
All of this to say: I don't make a big splash on Twitter.
Until earlier today when I retweeted some from Princeton professor Robert George about religious freedom. Then this happened:
WOOT WOOT! That' right, folks. He responded. My heart is a-flutter.
He's also right. Religious freedom is for everybody, and Christians should defend it for others as well as themselves. The original tweet involved Muslims being banned from a public pool here in the United States. This should not happen, ever, based on religion. Muslim, Sikh, Catholic, atheist, etc--everybody has the right to religious freedom.
That's one of the reasons why one of my favorite St. John Paul II quotes comes from Redemptoris Missio #39: "The Church proposes, she imposes nothing." In my pre-convert days I scoffed at that very line, and now it's one of my most favorite Catholic things. Funny what religious freedom can do...