Taking Liberties

Taking Liberties

Why Religious Freedom Doesn't Give You the Right to Tell Other People What to Do

Book - 2014
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"A concise and lucid explanation of what religious freedom is and isn't Increasingly, conservative religious groups are using religious liberty as a sword to lash out at others. In this forcefully argued defense of the separation of church and state, Robert Boston makes it clear that the religious freedom guaranteed in the First Amendment is an individual right, the right of personal conscience, not a license allowing religious organizations to discriminate against and control others. The book examines the controversy over birth control, same-sex marriage, religion in public schools, the intersection of faith and politics, and the "war on Christmas," among other topics. Boston concludes with a series of recommendations for resolving clashes between religious liberty claims and individual rights"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2014
ISBN: 9781616149116
1616149116
Branch Call Number: 323.44209 B6573t 2014
Characteristics: 198 pages ; 23 cm

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darcyhudjik
Jul 12, 2017

This is a very straightforward book that addresses the topic in a well thought out but brief manner.

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naturalist
Jul 20, 2015

also look at:
Piety & Politics : The Right-Wing Assault on Religious Freedom
by Reverend Barry W. Lynn
and,
Why the Religious Right Is Wrong About Separation of Church and State
by Robert Boston
and,
“The Christian Republic of America”
by Cenk Uygur, posted May 25, 2011, to The Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cenk-uygur/the-christian-republic-of_b_8427.html
and,
“The Rise of Christian Fascism and Its Threat to American Democracy – We must attend to growing social and economic inequities in order to stop the most dangerous mass movement in American history -- or face a future of fascism under the guise of Christian values.”
by Chris Hedges, 07-02-2007
http://www.alternet.org/story/47679/the_rise_of_christian_fascism_and_its_threat_to_american_democracy . . .
and,
“The Christian Fascists Are Growing Stronger”
by Chris Hedges 07-06-2010 from
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_christian_fascists_are_growing_stronger_20100607
and,
“Inside the Christian Right Dominionist Movement That's Undermining Democracy”
http://www.publiceye.org/christian_right/dominionism.htm

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