The Supreme Court's recent Hobby Lobby ruling notwithstanding, the religious freedom guaranteed in the First Amendment does not give organizations and businesses license to discriminate against and control others, argues an author speaking in Irvine Saturday afternoon.
Rob Boston, the director of communications with Americans United for Separation of Church and State, discusses and signs his new book Taking Liberties: Why Religious Freedom Doesn't Give You The Right To Tell Other People What To Do (Prometheus Books) at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine.
The editor of Church & State magazine says he wrote his fourth book because he "was concerned that a noble principle designed to protect individual freedom was being warped into an instrument of mass oppression."
Orange County's Americans United for Separation of Church and State chapter hosts the event, where copies of Boston's book will be available for purchase and signing by the author. It's free to just attend and hear Boston speak, with doors opening at 1 p.m. for snacks and socializing.
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And leave your dogma at the door, maaaan.
(Just to be clear, I'm saying that, not the polite event presenters.)