To what extent should society carve out exceptions to generally applicable laws for religious practices that violate those laws?
What if your religious tradition requires you to participate in a practice that is against a law? What if your religious tradition requires you to refrain from participating in a practice that is required by law? For example, what if your religious tradition says that war and violence is sinful and you should not participate, even to the extent that you shouldn’t pay the taxes used to support war? How should the Supreme Court handle that? What if your religious tradition says that you shouldn’t vaccinate your children, but there is a pandemic and you run the risk of infecting other people if you don’t follow local requirements to vaccinate?
refer to atleast one court case dealing with freedom of religion in public and private life
everson v board of edu, engel v. vitale, lemon v. kurtzman, wallace v. jaffree, lee v. weisman, davis v. beason, west virginia v. barnette, wisconson v. yoder, employment division v. smith, boerne v. flores, locke v davey