“Religious Freedom: What it Is – and What it Is Not”

The October 2021 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” provides fresh information and insights into some controversies that have confused and misled many Americans about many matters, including our human rights and how our government functions.

In a free society, people need to get along with each other – including people whose beliefs differ from each other – and we must protect fairness for all people.  This includes the relationships between religious beliefs and governments.

During this interview an expert clarifies what religious freedom IS and what it is NOT.  We clear up confusion about the centuries-old American principle of “the separation of Church and State.”  We set the record straight on how to protect all people’s religious freedom and human rights – and American democracy.

I interviewed Rob Boston, who has worked many years for a nationwide organization, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State.  Rob Boston is Senior Adviser and editor of the organization’s highly informative monthly magazine Church & State.  Their website (www.au.org) says:  “The wall of separation between church and state protects us all. It makes our country more fair, more equal and more inclusive.”  Their website says it envisions “a nation where everyone can freely choose a faith and support it voluntarily, or follow no religious or spiritual path at all, and where the government does not promote religion over non-religion or favor one faith over another.”

If you know something about the issue, you will learn more — and if you don’t yet know very much about it, you will learn a lot.


I typed up a very thorough summary of what we said during the interview and added links to more information.  CLICK THE NEXT LINK TO READ THE THOROUGH SUMMARY with links to much more information:  2021.10 Church-State — SUMMARY and RESOURCES

After I produced this TV program and posted it to my blog, my e-mail address changed from glenanderson@integra.net to glen@parallaxperspectives.org.  When you watch the TV video and/or read the linked document, please use my new e-mail address (and/or phone me at 360-491-9093) if you have any questions or want more information.








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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org