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Response to demigoddess (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 12:37 PM

2. I don't know that that particular issue has actually been tested.

I suspect it will be soon, though.

It's a simple argument, and one that any competent attorney would think of in such a case. There are precedents for overriding a religious doctrine if there is a conflict between it and the rights of an individual.

Freedom of worship is not an absolute freedom. Not at all. It is a powerful freedom, but has limitations. If a doctrine causes serious harm to an individual, the rights of the individual take precedence. That's why human sacrifice would not be protected, nor would cutting of the hand of a thief by church authorities.

The Constitution is not a document of absolutes. Every right has its limitations, and harm to others is one of the areas where those limitations come into play.

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