Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by Jonathan D. Sarna | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features
Just as America introduced free-market capitalism into the economy, so it created a free market in religion.
Constitutional DiscriminationPeter Berger, American Interest. New York City’s human rights commission has charged ultra-Orthodox businesses with discrimination for demanding female modesty—that is, for exercising a constitutional right.
Losing Faith In AmericaPeter Schotten, Jewish Ideas and Ideals. "Religion, society’s bedrock, is slowly but surely being eroded by the popular culture the Founders hoped it would support."
The Inscrutable AmericansPeter Berger, American Interest. America is the West’s most religious country—but has the strictest separation between church and state. No wonder foreigners are puzzled by the vagaries of American religion.
Defining Religious Liberty Down Ross Douthat, New York Times. "If you want to fine Catholic hospitals for following Catholic teaching, or prevent Jewish parents from circumcising their sons, or ban Chick-fil-A in Boston, then don’t tell religious people that you respect our freedoms."