American religious freedom used to be “taken for granted.” It’s now “up
for grabs.” So writes distinguished religious liberty scholar Paul Horwitz.
Until a generation ago, the opposite was true.
So matters stood a generation ago. But in the ensuing years, these special
legislative protections of religious freedom have come under increasing
John Witte Jr & Joel A. Nichols,
"Come Now Let Us Reason Together": Restoring Religious Freedom in America and Abroad,
Notre Dame L. Rev.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.nd.edu/ndlr/vol92/iss1/9