Is religious freedom really under threat?
This week on the podcast America’s contributing writer Stephanie Slade joins to discuss her feature article for America on the pursuit of religious liberty. Joining her are hosts Tim Reidy and Kerry Weber, and executive editor Sam Sawyer, S.J.
“[Some think] it’s become harder to hold traditionalist views about sex and marriage...people could lose their jobs, they could lose their businesses.”
“There’s a perception that religious freedom is under attack in this country.” said Slade. “[Some think] that it’s become harder to hold...traditionalist views about sex and marriage. That people could lose their jobs, they could lose their businesses.
“I wanted to explore what’s happening now but also what is the historical record on this question? To what extent are those fears valid and real? Are they being blown out of proportion?
“What exactly the first amendment protects...is in dispute. And the line between what’s allowed and what’s not allowed—what’s constitutional and what’s not constitutional—is always moving. And it can move remarkably fast at times.”