Religious Freedom vs. Imposing Your Faith on Others

Religious Freedom vs. Imposing Your Faith on Others

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: A county clerk in Kentucky has been jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses in accordance with the law. The way I see it, Kim Davis not being allowed to impose her religious views on others – her belief that only heterosexual partners should marry – actually guarantees the religious liberty principle that Americans hold dear. “The bedrock upon which religious freedom rests is the fact that we have laws which protect the religious and personal views of all people, whether any of us agree with them or not.” Watch my video for more insight and discussion.

 

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Brad Hirschfield

Brad Hirschfield is the co-founder and co-executive editor of The Wisdom Daily. A rabbi, Brad has been featured on ABC's Nightline UpClose, PBS's Frontline, Fox News and National Public Radio. He wrote a long-standing column, "For God's Sake," for the Washington Post, and has also written for The Huffington Post and Beliefnet.com. He authored the book, You Don?t Have To Be Wrong For Me To Be Right: Finding Faith Without Fanaticism. Brad also serves as President of Clal, The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, a leadership training institute, think tank and resource center in New York City.

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