Another spot on reflection from my friend Marci!
I spoke this weekend at the Community Progressive event in Julia Davis Park. Here’s a recap of my remarks, updated in light of the Supreme Court ruling today.
There seems to be some confusion in our political and cultural discourse lately about what, exactly, constitutes “religious freedom”.
The idea of religious freedom is deeply coded into American culture, as many of our ancestors were fleeing religious persecution and sought the freedom to worship as they were called.
A portion of the scope of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution is that it prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, or impeding the free exercise of religion,
While freedom of belief is allowed, freedom of practices that run counter to neutrally enforced criminal laws is NOT always allowed.
If you claimed your religious tradition required child sacrifice, for example, your case would not find much…
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