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The First Amendment guarantees the free exercise of religion. While the exact boundaries of this right can be difficult to draw, at a minimum it means Americans have the right to join the religious groups of their choice and worship unmolested by the government. (Free exercise, however, is not a cover for otherwise illegal activities.) Concerning issues like zoning, religious groups should be treated like similarly situated organizations, neither given special treatment nor saddled with extra burdens. Government should not blithely burden an American’s religious freedom rights but should be willing to show a compelling interest before passing laws that have this effect.

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April 2014 Church & State

Exile On Main Street

If The Religious Right Has Its Way, Your Rights May Depend On A Stranger's Theology

March 2014 Church & State

Persecution Complex

Religious Right Leaders Say Conservative Christianity Is Under Assault In America. Here’s Why They’re Wrong.

February 2014 Church & State

States Of Confusion

Across The Country, Legislators Are Preposing Bills That Would Violate Separation Of Church And State

February 2014 Church & State

The Pushback Of Notre Dame

AU Helps Women Who Are Denied Access To Contraceptives On Religious Grounds