Religious Freedom, Becket Style

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(RNS) "He would have to be viewed as by far the most important, single religious figure of the 20th century here in America," said Randall Balmer, chairman of the religion department at Dartmouth College.

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The Fortnight for Freedom is almost over, praised be its patron saint Thomas More, whose devotion to religious freedom did not stop him as Chancellor of England from burning half a dozen Protestant heretics at the stake. Next up is the Obama Administration's decision on its proposed rulemaking for exempting religious organizations from having to cover contraceptive services for their female members.

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