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Separation of church, state

Published: Sunday, July 20, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

On June 30, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its decision that a sincerely held religious belief exempted a corporation from obeying a secular law, thereby ending 238 years of the separation of church and state in America.

Because, like corporations, we are people too, American courts now must give serious consideration to claims of exemption based on sincerely held beliefs. This will give rise to a new and fast growing occupation, that of ordained clergy who also are licensed attorneys.

The next time that a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses knocks on your door, they just might have a court order saying that you must allow them to come in.

Walter Enoch

McHenry

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