Did you know that there are somewhere in the area of 4,000+ different religions in the world? This remarkable number is emblematic of the amount of diversity in human thought that exists, and how important devotion to a particular religious cause is to so many people. There are thousands of religions with their own histories, traditions, figureheads, cultures, and more! While diversity is becoming a more celebrated aspect of humanity in our modern age, it still brings along the unfortunate reality that many people remain highly intolerant of the beliefs and practices of other religions. Religious discrimination is the result of such intolerance.
Religion, such as with politics, is something that people often suggest is not brought up when among family, friends, colleagues, or anyone, for that matter. It can be a sensitive subject when two belief systems collide and conflict with one another, especially in parts of the world where devotees to a few religions far outnumber followers of many other religions. Also, many devotees where their religion on their sleeves and are not ashamed of doing so since it is so deeply embedded in their daily routines. Daily instances of religious discrimination that involve vandalism of holy structures, verbal or violent assault, mockery of belief within the workplace and even murder occur. These things can shock the fragile barrier between belief sets. Occurrences such as these are wrongs, often righted through the criminal justice system, to help victims receive compensation and future protection. These punishments also teach the greater society a lesson in decency and respect for others.
If you live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and you or someone you love has fallen victim to the unjust hands of religious discrimination, then contact the law offices of Miller, Hampton, & Hilgendorf today at 225-343-2205 for a free case evaluation. Our religious discrimination lawyers will help you fight for justice and compensation. You should not have to compromise your quality of life or ability to freely practice your religion because of the abject intolerance and ignorance of others.