Book Club Meeting: Robert Boston’s “Taking Liberties: Why Religious Freedom Doesn’t Give you the Right to Tell Other People What to Do”

Our next book, recommended by Jerry Morris, is Robert Boston’s “Taking Liberties: Why Religious Freedom Doesn’t Give you the Right to Tell Other People What to Do. The publisher describes the book thus:

Rob Boston's Taking Liberties

Increasingly, conservative religious groups are using religious liberty as a sword to lash out at others. In this forcefully argued defense of the separation of church and state, Robert Boston makes it clear that the religious freedom guaranteed in the First Amendment is an individual right, the right of personal conscience, not a license allowing religious organizations to discriminate against and control others. The book examines the controversy over birth control, same-sex marriage, religion in public schools, the intersection of faith and politics, and the “war on Christmas,” among other topics.

Boston concludes with a series of recommendations for resolving clashes between religious liberty claims and individual rights.

Special Treat: The author, Rob Boston, will join us!

Since Rob will be in town, we will hold two sessions to give people flexible options for participating.

Time 1: Wednesday, January 16th, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Hillsborough, 1710 Old Highway 10, Hillsborough, NC 27278. We will meet in the yurt located near the main building.

Time 2: Thursday, January 17th, in the morning. Details will be forthcoming.

All are welcome, even if you have not read the book!

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