Do you believe in religious freedom?  Should religious groups be granted tax advantages?  What about rights to wear religious clothing/symbols/articles to public schools, e.g., weapons, head coverings, jewelry?

Here are some definitions to keep in mind:

Religious Freedom per the first amendment – Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Weapons – an example of a weapon worn for religious reasons is a kirpan which is a sword or knife carried by Sikhs

Head coverings – examples of religious head coverings are scarves, turbans, or yarmulkes

Jewelry – examples of religious jewelry are crosses or rosary beads

Please remember to respect each others’ opinions and feelings, and always help to ensure everyone’s voice is heard.

Note: the discussion begins at 6:15 and will take place at tables in the back of the meeting room prior to the main event of the evening. If you are getting dinner or drinks at Harry’s to enjoy during the discussion, please allow enough time to make your purchases before 6:15.

(This is a Member Suggested Meetup; you can read our policy about MSM here. )

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