Stifling or, better yet, eliminating religious liberty has been in the works for a very long time. Progressives, Marxists, and dictators alike see it as something that is in their way of remaking the world as they think it should be. When this is raised, some celebrity Christians and Progressives assert we who raise it believe in conspiracy theories. However, as Joseph Heller wrote in Catch-22, "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you." It was helpful to read, "'Religious Liberty Is Under Attack' Worldwide, Supreme Court Justice Warns" :
“If we look around the world today, we see that people of many different faiths face persecution because of religion,” Alito said while mentioning Iraq, Nigeria, Egypt and China. “... Religious liberty is under attack in many places because it is dangerous to those who want to hold complete power. It also probably grows out of something dark and deep in the human DNA – the tendency to distrust and dislike people who are not like ourselves.”
Alito referenced the many ways society benefits when religious liberty is embraced, including its promotion of charitable works, domestic tranquility and diversity in thought. Religious liberty at its best, he said, allows different types of people to live together harmoniously.
Society is already less civil. Once the elimination of religious freedom is accomplished, evil will be unrestrained.