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Freedom of Worship’s Assault on Freedom of Religion

posted on July 16, 2012

At First Things, Welsey J. Smith writes that among the biggest assaults on “freedom of religion” today comes from the “hyper-restricted” concept of “freedom of worship.” Smith explains the difference between the two concepts this way: “Under freedom of worship, the Catholic and Orthodox churches both remain perfectly free to teach that the Eucharist bread and wine transform into the body and blood of Christ … But outside worship contexts, the state may compel the faithful to violate their faiths by acting in accord with secular morality rather than consistently with their dogmatic precepts.” 

Read at First Things