Thursday, August 14, 2014
Dr. Donald Drakeman has posted a thoughtful response to my short essay, "Freedom of Religion and the Freedom of the Church" (about which I posted the other day), at the Law & Liberty blog. Drakeman's response is called "Negotiating the Freedom of the Church." He notes, among other things:
As the religious mission moves out of the church and toward more direct contact with the world, however, the rest of the world may push back. The polls say that there is some support, albeit more limited, for the concept of the church carrying its religious freedom rights into the world. Accordingly, as in Cardinal George’s message, churches may need to articulate not only the religious importance of their educational and healing missions, but also the practical importance to society of the churches’ continuing to maintain them. . .
Read the whole thing, and also John Inazu's contribution, "Freedom of the Church Not Freedom of Religion."