How do we balance religious liberty and rule of law?

If you could collect a dime every time U.S. media mention “religious liberty” between now and Election Day 2016, you could fund your own Super-PAC — or maybe even bankroll your own run for the White House.

We’re going to hear and read about religious liberty over and over and over. It will be the central cultural issue and pivotal point in practically every political contest, from county clerk to president.

Religious liberty has dominated recent debate on the two landmark cultural issues of our era — homosexuality and abortion.

The starting point is to acknowledge that religious liberty is the rule of law. They are not opposites.

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