Frank Merton, on 26 October 2013 - 12:28 PM, said:
There are all kinds of exceptions to freedom of religion from a ban on infant sacrifices to not permitting church bells be rung certain hours. I think if the public need is demonstrable and important, then any freedom can be put in second place.
Of course you think any freedom can be put in 2nd place; just listen to your posting history. Again someone would have to prove in a court of law that ringing bells at certain hours were their religious belief and if they succeed then they can ring the bells. If you can find the federal precedent laws being "all kinds of exceptions to freedom of religion" I'd love to see them.
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