Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) Tweeted: Employment Division v. Smith is effectively dead. The five ultraconservative justices have established a new rule that if a law exempts ANY secular business or activity, it MUST exempt churches and religious exercise. This has huge ramifications for claims of “religious liberty.”
Nice job, Republicans. You have made “churches” havens for America’s worst people. And you wonder why church attendance is declining.
This seems appropriate:
And the LORD said to me: The prophets are prophesying lies in my name; I did not send them, nor did I command them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a lying vision, worthless divination, and the deceit of their own minds.Jeremiah 14:14 (NRSV)