By C. Barner-Barry
This publication explores the felony bias within the usa opposed to Paganism and different non-Christian religions. regardless of being probably the most religiously assorted nations on this planet, the U.S. felony approach built whilst the inhabitants used to be predominantly Christian. equipped into the legislations is the tacit assumption that every one religions and non secular practices resemble Christianity. utilizing the Pagans as a case examine, Barner-Barry exhibits how their stories show that either the legislation affecting nondominant religions and the judiciary that translates this legislation are considerably biased in want of the dominant faith, Christianity. This creates felony difficulties, in addition to difficulties of intolerance, for religions with considerably diversified practices. targeted consciousness is given to a sequence of excellent courtroom judgements analyzing the liberty of faith Clause when it comes to neutrality and studying the institution Clause loosely and its influence on nondominant religions within the US.
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Extra resources for Contemporary Paganism Religions in a Majoritarian America
Pagans are very aware that if the natural world and its processes are regarded as sacred, humans will be more hesitant to manipulate them without giving deep thought to the consequences. Such a value system can make people more inclined to limit the amount of interference to that which is absolutely necessary. During much of the past, including the twentieth century, decisions to modify or manipulate the natural world and natural processes have traditionally been made on economic grounds with little or no attention paid to the ecological consequences.
8 Others, notably Tennessee, have gone along with the Smith test. Thus, protection for minority religions from facially neutral laws that negatively impact them can vary according to the state’s highest court’s interpretation of the state constitution and in a majority of the states this issue is still open, because it has not been directly addressed by the state’s highest court. The overall picture at the state level is one of uncertainty and confusion (Friedelbaum, 2000). What remains of Free Exercise Clause protection?
1595, 1606). This interpretation clearly favors Christianity, particularly the sects of Christianity that are large and politically active. That First Amendment protection for minority religions is a function of their ability to influence the legislative process is a relatively new idea—at least in Constitutional doctrine. It has been around for a long time in practice. Certainly, previous Supreme Courts had a different view of the role of the Bill of Rights. For example, in 1943, in West Virginia Board of Education v.