This article outlines five ways that religion gets special treatment in this country.
Many conservative religious leaders insist that houses of worship in America today struggle under intense persecution. To hear some of the Catholic bishops tell it, religious freedom may soon be a memory because they don't always get their way in policy debates.
It would be highly ironic if the United States, the nation that perfected religious liberty and enshrined it in the Constitution's First Amendment, had become hostile to the rights of religious groups.
But that's not what's happening. In reality, U.S. law is honeycombed with examples of preferential treatment and special breaks for religion. Some of these practices may grow out of the First Amendment command that the "free exercise" of religion must not be infringed. Others are traditions or were added to the law after lobbying efforts by religious groups.
Here are five ways American law extends protections and preference to houses of worship.*
2) Criminal Investigations
3) Political Lobbying
4) Employment Law
5) Ceremonial Uses of Religion
*The article explains these in-depth, but is too long to be pasted here. Please read the provided link.Answer Question
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