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Illiberal Liberalism? The Fate of Religious Freedom in the Public Square

October 27, 2015

In recent years, several issues have polarized the American people, including same-sex marriage and Obamacare's HHS contraception services mandate. Discussions on these topics are naturally heated, but some fear they have taken an illiberal turn and argue that religiously-based viewpoints are being met with increasing intolerance. This event explored the potential impact of this phenomenon on religious freedom and the role of free expression in a liberal society. Is the desire to shut down debate on controversial issues leading some Americans to abandon the liberal value of the free exercise of religion for everyone?
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