In the Crosshairs of the Assault on Religious Liberty

The threat is not just to individuals but to religious institutions, and the latter are remarkably vulnerable.

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Aug. 10 2015
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Jonathan V. Last is executive editor of The Bulwark.


In “The Decline—and Fall?—of Religious Freedom in America,” Bruce Abramson does an admirable job of presenting the historical and legal background of the current assault on religious liberty and, in particular, on the protections afforded by federal and state laws under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). His essay is especially poignant for its appeal to Abramson’s fellow Jews to rally to the aid of those (mainly, so far, my fellow Christians) caught in the crosshairs of an ideological movement on the march.

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