The case gives the court an opportunity to clarify the test used to determine when government-sponsored religious displays violate the First Amendment.
A commitment to religious liberty demands that effort be devoted to resolving, rather than exacerbating, any real or apparent tension between religious obligation and civil duty.
The U.S. Senate late Jan. 16 unanimously adopted a resolution "to reaffirm religious liberty and condemn religious tests for federal officials."
Fearing reprisals from militant groups, Britain shies away from offering asylum to Asia Bibi, a Catholic woman whose death sentence for blasphemy against Islam has been thrown out by judges in Pakistan.
It has been a month since Asia Bibi was acquitted of blasphemy, but her ordeal is far from over.