“It is time — past time — to make plain that, while the pandemic poses many grave challenges, there is no world in which the Constitution tolerates color-coded executive edicts that reopen liquor stores and bike shops but shutter churches, synagogues and mosques,” Justice Neil M. Gorsuch.
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been a vocal advocate of religious freedom protections, and General Authorities have given several recent talks to highlight important, and often overlooked, ways to protect religious freedom. Here are five of those teachings.
While the country is polarized on many levels, Becket’s second annual Religious Freedom Index finds that most Americans agree on First Amendment issues.
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Supreme Court Justice, Amy Coney Barrett, is a woman who has undoubtedly benefited from the efforts and legacy of women like Ruth Bader Ginsburg. While Barrett can thank the work of female trailblazers, it is her own effort and intellect that qualified her for the Supreme Court. Though she is an example of female empowerment, she breaks with modern feminist orthodoxy - she is pro-life.
I firmly believe that there are things that are far more important than partisan politics, important as I consider those to be. I also believe, though, in what some have called the American “civil religion,” and there is no greater exponent of that civic religion than the eloquent martyr Abraham Lincoln.