Religious Liberty

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

Submitted by AUVAMaster on Thu, 11/24/2016 - 08:29

"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.

God vs. the Gavel: The Perils of Extreme Religious Liberty

Submitted by AUVAMaster on Thu, 11/24/2016 - 08:26

"Clergy sex abuse, polygamy, children dying from faith healing, companies that refuse to do business with same-sex couples, and residential neighborhoods forced to host homeless shelters - what do all of these have in common? They are all examples of religious believers harming others and demanding religious liberty regardless of the harm. This book unmasks those responsible, explains how this new set of rights is not derived from the First Amendment, and argues for a return to common-sense religious liberty. In straightforward, readable prose, God vs.

Founding Faith: How Our Founding Fathers Forged a Radical New Approach to Religious Liberty

Submitted by AUVAMaster on Thu, 11/24/2016 - 08:03

"Various American evangelicals have claimed the founding fathers as believing and practicing Protestants who intended America to be a Christian nation. Secularists, on the other hand, see in the same historical record evidence that the founders were often Deists at best. Both views are grossly oversimplified, argues Waldman, cofounder and editor-in-chief of Beliefnet.com.