Freedom of Worship’s Assault on Freedom of Religion


Over at First Thoughts, Wesley J.Smith offers some concerning thoughts about how “freedom of worship” represents an assault on “freedom of religion”:

Here’s the bottom line. If the freedom of worship assault against freedom of religion succeeds, creed-motivated philanthropic and service organizations such as the Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, and religiously sponsored schools, hospitals, nursing homes, pregnancy counseling centers, etc., will be forced to choose between acting contrary to their faith and closing their doors. That would not only make our society far less free, but would materially harm the millions of men, women, and children whose lives are immeasurably benefited by faithful people practicing their religion in the public square.

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