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What does it say about . . RELIGIOUS FREEDOM!


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Amendment 1

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

COMMENT: This is the part of the Constitution which gives legality to all free expression of religion, including Ordination by Mail. 

Amendment 14

1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

COMMENT: This provision basically reinforced that States may not interfere with our Constitutionally protected freedoms, including our free expression of religion.

5. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

COMMENT: Congress most recently used this authority and passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993.
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