Freedom of Religion Questions and Answers

Freedom of Religion

If the Free Exercise clause of the First Amendment were to be made absolute, complete chaos could ensue. Think about what that would mean. It would mean that anyone could do absolutely anything...

Latest answer posted May 18, 2013, 2:37 pm (UTC)

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Freedom of Religion

This depends, in my opinion, on what you mean when you say “hijab.” If we are talking about head scarves, then it should absolutely not be banned anywhere. If, by contrast, we are talking about a...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2013, 1:49 am (UTC)

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Freedom of Religion

Although the answer to this could depend upon the details (what constitutes "causing a scene," for example), the general answer is that such groups do not have this right. Public authorities may...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2012, 12:51 am (UTC)

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Freedom of Religion

First of all, Mahoney’s case is likely to fail before any federal court decides on its merits. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) is a federal law passed in 1993. However, in 1997, the...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2013, 3:50 am (UTC)

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Freedom of Religion

This is, of course, a matter of a great deal of debate. I would tend to argue that it does, even though I think that it is wrong for religious organizations to deny coverage for contraception to...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2012, 5:47 am (UTC)

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Freedom of Religion

Although I do not think that governments should have official national religions under any circumstances, I can understand arguments in both directions. Let us examine these arguments. We could...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2013, 1:46 am (UTC)

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Freedom of Religion

There are two aspects to freedom of religion. These are the freedom to do whatever you want in your religious practices and beliefs and the freedom from having the government impose a religion on...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2012, 1:43 am (UTC)

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Freedom of Religion

It is certainly possible to present evidence for both sides of this issue today. To argue that Hughes and Prothero are/were wrong, we can look at issues surrounding Muslims in the US today. We can...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2012, 12:08 pm (UTC)

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