By Bob Allen // Baptist News Global
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A Baptist church-state specialist warned a Senate panel Oct. 2 against “a growing misunderstanding and sometimes willful distortion” of the constitutional right to free exercise of religion.
Amanda Tyler, executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, told the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution that the other religion clause contained in First Amendment – prohibiting an establishment of religion — is equally important, but often under-appreciated.
Tyler, one of three witnesses testifying at Tuesday’s hearing on religious liberty threats around the world, said the trajectory of recent court rulings regarding the separation of church and state – including one by Supreme Court hopeful Brett Kavanaugh – “tends to ignore the Establishment Clause.”
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