Freedom of Religion Shouldn’t Be Unconditional

We are likely to see another bill like this brought up in the AZ legislature next year. This time it may pass because our new governor Doug Ducey is likely to sign the bill rather than veto it as Jan Brewer did.
While I agree with Rabbi Miller I disagree with his characterization of these laws as laws for religious freedom. The right to the free exercise of religion does not include the right to violate the rights of others. I will be writing more about this in a future post on the disestablishment of religion in the early republic.

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