Wednesday, April 21, 2021
The meaning of religious freedom remains one of the more contested areas of our constitutional politics. The progressive left tends to emphasize freedom from religion, especially freedom from the influence of traditional religious sexual morality. Social conservatives, by contrast, emphasize the right to be religious, especially the freedom to live and act in the public square according to one’s religious convictions. With President Joe Biden’s recent tweet that transgender equality is the “civil rights issue of our time,” the conflict between these competing views of religious liberty will only be amplified.
Full article by Vincent Phillip Muñoz at Real Clear Public Affairs: https://www.realclearpublicaffairs.com/articles/2021/04/21/natural_rights_and_religious_liberty_the_founders_perspective_773649.html