The Impossibility Of Religious Freedom By Winifred Sullivan

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In “The Impossibility of Religious Freedom," Winifred Sullivan addresses the issue of no definitions of what is religion in the first amendment. The court had to decide "whether the religious practice in question is legally religious," and without definitions and clear lines this task was very difficult and controversial. The Mormon community had similar issues with religion and politics when it came to practicing polygamy. Mormons believe that polygamy allowed believers to "reach the highest levels of salvation," making polygamy part of their religious beliefs. The main issue seen throughout these articles and Bonomi, is the need for the government to have a way of defining religion if they want to make laws and later enforce them. These three

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