How Great is the Threat to Religious Freedom, Really?

The conflict over religious liberty is at once modest in scope and potentially very sweeping.

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Aug. 17 2015
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Steven Menashi is an attorney in New York and a research fellow at New York University School of Law.


In “The Decline—and Fall?—of Religious Freedom in America,” Bruce Abramson writes that religious liberty is “under threat” from “an increasingly hostile and energized secular culture” that rejects “classical American liberalism.” In fact, the scope of the conflict he describes is at once more modest and potentially more sweeping than he describes. Let me begin with the former.

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