Regardless of what you believe or practice, and whether you subscribe to a particular set of religious beliefs or don’t, protecting freedom of religion is an important part of ensuring that all people are treated with equal dignity and respect.
Freedom of religion helps to ensure that religious minorities are not the subject of discrimination. It also protects the rights of those whose beliefs may lie with the majority.
Freedom of religion is crucial to maintaining a private sphere for individuals and communities where the government does not—and cannot—intrude. The state should be neutral and impartial when it comes to matters of deeply-held personal beliefs