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Religion and Public Life

Freedom of religion is close to freedom of speech or association, and should include any strong beliefs about the meaning of life, including a belief that it is meaningless. When the government endorses any religion, or endorses the absence of it, we harm our people.

The Bill of Rights was meant to protect religion from the government, yet we now have Senators and presidential candidates imposing religious tests and telling us we must “change our religion” to suit their ideology.

I reject these tests and insist that each person must follow their conscience, exercise their religious freedom and grant that same consideration to others.