Religious Freedom: A Religious Trap?

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Due to the history of other countries Religious Freedom should not be legalized further. Though one might obtain Christian values, Freedom of Religion laws have been known to be the backbone for discrimination, hatred and violence, and superiority. This causes one religious group to feel dominant over another’s religious beliefs.
Discrimination of Religious groups in the United States are not nearly as severe as other countries throughout the world, yet discrimination in the U.S. is becoming more widespread and an imminent threat to “Freedom of Religion.” Zak Lutz a Student in Harvard Political Law Review comments on a recent and publicized court case has been the U.S. Conference or Catholic Bishop’s lawsuit against the Obama administration (2). “Cardinal Timothy Dean of New York led 43 Catholic institutions, ranging from schools to hospitals, in arguing that it is unconstitutional that they must provide birth control to their employees (Lutz 2). Most legal scholars argue that the free-exercise clause does not apply here – especially given recent changes exempting religious groups from directly supplying their employees” (Lutz 3). Robert H. Brom the Bishop of San Diego emphasizes that, “In 1968, Pope Paul VI issued his landmark encyclical letter Humanae Vitae (Latin, “Human Life”), which reemphasized the church’s constant teaching that it is always intrinsically wrong to use contraception to prevent new human beings from coming into existence” (Brom 1). “Contraception is wrong because it’s deliberate violation of the design God built into the human race, referred to as “natural law” … which is procreation” (Brom 1). The Obama Administration is discriminatory toward the Catholic religion and their views. “Freedom of Religion” is ...

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