The right to "express" religion?

Discussing the recent cases of "discrimination" against religious people here in the UK (only one case was upheld) on TV tonight, and a few people are basically demanding the right to "express" their religion in public. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21025332 Doesn't this strike you as... show more Discussing the recent cases of "discrimination" against religious people here in the UK (only one case was upheld) on TV tonight, and a few people are basically demanding the right to "express" their religion in public.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21025332

Doesn't this strike you as hypocritical given that the mainstream religions are doing everything they can to repress, hide, demonise and even criminalise gay people?

If religious people are allowed to flaunt their way of life in public why shouldn't gay people?
Update: @Christian Left: Here in the UK, the Catholic Church has been extremely vocal about its hatred of gay people. The Church of Scotland and the Church of England have both attempted to sound more civilised but both have a large core of people just as anti-gay as the Catholic Church. For that reason both have... show more @Christian Left: Here in the UK, the Catholic Church has been extremely vocal about its hatred of gay people. The Church of Scotland and the Church of England have both attempted to sound more civilised but both have a large core of people just as anti-gay as the Catholic Church. For that reason both have expressed strong reservations and/or opposition to gay marriage.
Update 2: @Vin: The only evil thing around here is bigots who attempt to impose their ridiculous beliefs on other people. I'm looking at you here.
Update 3: @zxcvcv: Sorry, but that just isn't true. Just Google Cardinal Keith O'Brien. He regularly foams at the mouth about gay people and the "tyranny of tolerance". He utterly hates gay people and can't hide it. Just to emphasise the point, his crony the Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia,... show more @zxcvcv: Sorry, but that just isn't true. Just Google Cardinal Keith O'Brien. He regularly foams at the mouth about gay people and the "tyranny of tolerance". He utterly hates gay people and can't hide it. Just to emphasise the point, his crony the Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia, has also repeatedly made homophobic remarks in public and got himself into trouble when he slandered Labour's David Cairns who had recently died.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul...
Update 4: @Michael: Quite the opposite. What I'm trying to say is that if religious people want freedom of expression then they can't demand the right to deny that same freedom to other people.
Update 5: @zxcvcv: I'm not going to feel sorry for an organisation whose official policy is to demonise innocent people and campaign to have their rights restricted. They deserve contempt, nothing else.
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