Religion: Special or Just Speech?

February 03, 2012  |  permalink

Is religion special? In its recent decision on Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. E.E.O.C., the Supreme Court indicates that it is. However, this view would seem to contradict the characterization of religion as nothing but speech as per the 2001 ruling on Good News Club v. Milford Central School.  Read my piece in Religion Dispatches for more on this ruling and its implications.


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The Good News Club, by Katherine Stewart

The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children

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author Katherine Stewart Katherine Stewart has written for The New York Times, the Atlantic, and the Guardian. She lives in New York City. Contact her. More →


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