Barbra Streisand

I can’t cook, at all. I would not know how to make coffee. I took cooking classes, so I know how to make chocolate soufflé, but ask me if I want to make soufflé. I let somebody else make the chocolate soufflé, and I eat it. I found that, when I took cooking classes and tried to cook, I didn’t want to eat it. The joy was gone. I was always filthy with the stuff, and then had to clean it up. I don’t like that.

What is dangerous about the far right is not that it takes religion seriously – most of us do – but rather that it condemns all other spiritual choices – the Buddhist, the Jew, the Muslim, and many others who consider themselves to be good Christians. The wall of separation between church and state is needed precisely because religion, like art, is too important a part of the human experience to be choked by the hands of censors.