What was unfathomable in the first two decades of the twenty-first century has become a reality. Religious liberty, both in the United States and across the world, is in crisis. Though this crisis was not created by a global pandemic, it has been exposed by it. Simply put, the government is far more powerful than any of us imagined. Who is in control at any level of government, and how those in control are prepared to exercise their authority in the years ahead could have a dramatic, negative impact on the free exercise of our religious liberty in America, in our homes, churches, schools, and businesses.
As we navigate the coming decades, ‘We the People’ must know our rights more than ever, particularly as it relates to the freedom to exercise our most cherished beliefs. Armed with a proper understanding of this country’s rich tradition of religious liberty, we can protect faith through any crisis that comes our way. Without that understanding, we’ll watch as the creeping secular age erodes religious freedom.
In this book, Ken Starr explores the crises that threaten religious liberty in America. He examines the ways well-meaning government action sometimes undermines the religious liberty of the people, and how the Supreme Court has ultimately provided us protection from such forms of government overreach. He also explores the possibilities of future overreach by government officials. The reader will learn how each of us can resist the quarantining of our faith within the confines of the law, and why that resistance is important. Through gaining a deep understanding of the constitutional importance of religious expression, Starr invites the reader to be a part of protecting those rights and to take a more active role in advancing the cause of liberty.