Explained: Religion, the Birth-Control Controversy and the Supreme Court -- Sightings (Douglas Laycock)
The question of how we express religious liberty is a complicated one. It involves questions of the role government has in both accommodating religion and regulating aspects of life. We often talk about the government's compelling interest. Thus, religious communities are subject zoning regulations and safety regulations. As for matters of doctrine and practice, unless they endanger lives there is a lot of freedom. Currently there is a case before the Supreme Court that deals with contraception. There are religious exemptions, but how far do they go. Is there a better way? The Court will decide (maybe), and Douglas Laycock offers us his take, which seems to offer a way through the Gordian's knot. Take a read and add your thoughts!