Freedom of religion versus civil authority in matters of health

Author Name: 
Flowers, R. B.
Publication Date: 
Monday, July 9, 1979
Private File Attachment: 
The Flowers article is about freedom of religion and its government sanctioned exceptions to the freedom, when these exceptions overstep boundaries and when they are absolutely acceptable. Why this matters to American Indians is that government may attempt to find their rituals or beliefs decided by the government to be antithetical to the American way of life or see prevention of speech about their religions in public places. The defense of American Indians is detailed here and will be of interest to those interested in keeping religious freedoms alive for tribes, that said Flowers also speaks of times it is fine to restrict freedoms and knowing the difference could be of great help to judges and lawmakers.