Secularism: The Essential, Fatally Weak Guardrail of Democracy
by Jacques Berlinerblau
The framers of the US Constitiution failed to build in the protections against religious belief overpowering the rights of others or the security of the state that Locke and other political theorists thought were urgently necessary. This oversight might imperil democracy.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
The Sleeper SCOTUS Case that Threatens Church-State Separation
by Kimberly Wehle
"If the plaintiffs win, states and municipalities could be required to use taxpayer dollars to supplement strands of private religious education that many Americans would find deeply offensive, including schools that exclude non-Christian or LGBTQ students, families, and teachers."
SOURCE: Washington Post
Religious Animus Did Not Drive The Laws The Supreme Court Just Overturned
by Adam Laats
Historical restrictions against "sectarian" use of tax dollars used the term broadly to encompass many religious doctrines. Claims that the laws were based in anti-Catholic bigotry are inaccurate.
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