Friday, July 13, 2007

New Article on the Clash Between Nondiscrimination Laws and Religious Freedom

Greg Baylor and I have an article in the latest issue of Engage entitled, "Nondiscrimination Rules and Religious Associational Freedom." As the title suggests, the article deals with the interplay between the growing tide of federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws and the religious freedom guaranties of the United States Constitution. The article concludes that "a proper regard for religious liberty should move government to exempt religious organizations from such nondiscrimination rules," and when this does not happen, "courts should--and must--find violations of the Constitution."