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since the Hobby Lobby decision has carved out a larger space for religious people to exercise their first amendment rights.

#31 | Posted by rcade Fixed that for you
What a bunch of screwed up people that believe that the first amendment only restricts the exercise of religion, instead of ensuring the free exercise thereof. Rcade settles fully into the camp that supposes the hobby lobby cases is ill tendency, and his supposition is clearly and legally deemed opinion, and a dangerous fallacy at that.

In Reynolds v. United States (1878) the Supreme Court used these words to declare that "it may be accepted almost as an authoritative declaration of the scope and effect of the amendment thus secured. Congress was deprived of all legislative power over mere [religious] opinion, but was left free to reach [only those religious] actions which were in violation of social duties or subversive of good order." Quoting from Jefferson's Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom the court stated further in Reynolds:

In the preamble of this act [...] religious freedom is defined; and after a recital 'that to suffer the civil magistrate to intrude his powers into the field of opinion, and to restrain the profession or propagation of principles on supposition of their ill tendency, is a dangerous fallacy which at once destroys all religious liberty,' it is declared 'that it is time enough for the rightful purposes of civil government for its officers to interfere [only] when [religious] principles break out into overt acts against peace and good order.' In these two sentences is found the true distinction between what properly belongs to the church and what to the State.

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