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Religious Freedom Without Discrimination

Religious Freedom Without Discrimination and the shorter related resolution, The Boundaries of Religious Liberty, draw on the Historic Principles of Church Order (1788) to affirm that religious freedom should be “equal and common to all.” They thus build on the long policy statement, God Alone is Lord of the Conscience (1988), to provide contemporary Reformed interpretation of the First Amendment that is both practical and theological. Religious liberty can thus not be claimed to justify “discrimination in the provision of secular employment or benefits, healthcare, public or commercial services or goods, or parental rights to persons based on race, ethnicity, sex, gender, physical limitations, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, or gender expression.” These benefits would include the full range of reproductive health services. Attention is given to international contexts liable to different forms of government intervention.