Time and time again the religious right promotes blatant violations of constitutional principles and one-sided demands for the right to discriminate – usually against LGBT persons and women. The Center for American Progress recently released a report offering some hopeful strategies to move beyond these intolerant practices. The report, titled Restoring the Balance: A Progressive Vision of Religious Liberty Preserves the Rights and Freedoms of All Americans, addresses recent rhetoric surrounding “religious liberty” in the country, and provides some solutions for moving past such bigotry. Sally Steenland, directior of CAP’s Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative, joins our show to discuss the new report, including some of the recommendations discussed in its pages.

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