Religious freedom should complement our civil rights; it shouldn’t conflict with them. Religious freedom should empower people to act as equals in the public square — not sacrifice the freedom of all for the beliefs of some. Religious freedom can only be our First Freedom if it brings us together in community, rather than pitting us against one another. – Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy
Last year, the US Supreme Court’s ruling in the closely-watched Hobby Lobby case struck a blow to the way “religious freedom” has always been observed in our pluralistic nation. Welton Gaddy comments on the more recent SCOTUS decision in EEOC v. Abercrombie and Fitch, which presented a much more acceptable balance of individual vs. corporate rights in the area of religious observance.
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