Kevin J. “Seamus” Hasson

Kevin J. “Seamus” Hasson is founder, chairman of the board, and president of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a bipartisan, interfaith public-interest law firm that protects the free expression of all religious traditions. He is also the author of The Right to Be Wrong: Ending the Culture War Over Religion in America (Encounter Books, 2005). This essay is the first in a new ten-part series being published in successive issues of The American Spectator under the general title, “The Future of Individual Liberty: Elevating the Human Condition and Overcoming the Challenges to Free Societies.” The series is supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. The opinions expressed in this series are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation.

The Myth: Is There Religious Liberty in America?


(This essay appeared in the February 2008 issue of The American Spectator.) THERE IS, PERHAPS, no other area of American life in which we claim to be so thoroughly united. And there is almost certainly no other area in American life in which we are, in fact, so vexingly divided. Ask nearly anyone if there’s […]

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