Which is the more morally detestable action.
To discriminate against people due to the color of their skin,
or to discriminate against people due to their religious beliefs?
On both accounts one discriminates against an involuntary characteristic, race being innate, and religious views being a matter of conviction.
In the question, I assume that one cannot choose ones conviction, one cannot be forced to believe in God, not truly. Thus, being convinced of the truth of a certain religion is involuntary.
Therein lies my question, if we accept the moral detestability of racism, should we also accept a moral detestability of religious prosecution?
And if so, wouldn't morality dictate the refrain from verbal offenses against religious people, on par with those against races?