I headed up to Weber State University this morning to listen to a lecture from Daniel Mach, who heads up the ACLU's program on freedom of religion and belief.
It was titled "Polygamy, Peyote and the Pledge of Allegiance: The Minority religious experience in America." Alliteration, polygamy, and a trip up to Ogden? I was sold.
Honestly, there wasn't much about polygamy after the Reynolds v. US case, which set the precedent that religious belief doesn't qualify as an exemption from the law. Still, some interesting stuff about everyone from Jehovah's Witnesses to Muslims. Read the story here.
Also, did you know the ACLU says Utah's bigamy law is unconstitutional?
Read about their position here.
|1.||Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn proud to be gay and Mormon|
|2.||Questions linger in Megan Huntsman investigation|
|3.||LDS leader, Obama meet to push for immigration reform|
|4.||Atheist leader: ‘Mormonism demonstrates the power of indoctrination’|
|5.||Atheists, Mormons hash it out in religious give-and-take|
|6.||San Juan official to lead ATVs through off-limits canyon|
|7.||Dash-cam video documents shooting death of Utah officer|
|9.||Utah has among nation’s highest payday loan rates, study shows|