Hamilton, Marci A. God vs. The Gavel: Religion and the Rule of Law. Foreword by the Honorable Edward R. Becker. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005. xii, 414 pp. Hardcover. Cloth in dust jacket. New. $10. * Hamilton challenges the pervasive assumption that all religious conduct deserves constitutional protection, even if it is otherwise unacceptable. The thesis of the book is that anyone who harms another person should be governed by the laws that govern everyone else. This may not sound like a radical proposition, but it has been under assault since the 1960s. This book intends to change the course of the public debate over religion by bringing to the public's attention the tactics of religious entities to avoid the law and therefore harm others.
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