Since Atlanta was shut down last week because of the snow/ice, this semester is finally beginning for me. Without much time to come up with a post for today, I offer more on the myth of American religious freedom from my weekend op-ed at the Huffington Post:
More on the Myth of Religious Freedom
Here’s the first paragraph:
Today (Jan. 16) is the National Day of Religious Freedom, a day in which we are supposed both to recognize our nation’s heritage of religious liberty and to promote that liberty to the world. But as Walter Lippmann once said, “Nations make their histories to fit their illusions,” and the American celebration of our religious freedom is no exception. Our self-conception is in fact based on a three-fold myth of American religious freedom that distorts the current debate about religion in public life.
Read the rest here.