Religious liberty claims have often been used by conservatives to defend Christians-only clubs on campus and merchants who won’t serve LGBTQ people.
But progressives are now invoking the First Amendment to advance causes of their own. As they see it, social action is integral to living out their faith, and local ordinances can’t take away their rights.
The land just outside the narrow streets and corridors of Stone Town, Zanzibar, where Christ Church Anglican Cathedral was built, was once a slave market. Now the church stands as a symbol of remembrance to the men, women, and children taken from East Africa and sold into slavery.