Should personal religious beliefs influence government policies?
It’s not a simple question, as evidenced by current controversies over Religious Freedom Restoration Acts being considered by state legislatures.
Americans generally agree that freedom is a good thing as long as it does not cause harm to another. But what happens when both sides claim harm? Below, as part of Colonial Williamsburg’s observance of Religion Month, Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson consider the intersection of personal belief and public policy.
The moderator is Cathy Lewis.