(Hurwit) Although this in itself does not have to do with religious diversity, the fact of the matter is that such a belief is a matter of religious diversity. Because there is no official state religion that can make laws as it chooses, people are able to decide what they want to do based on other concerns. They are also able to choose a religion for themselves if they do not like or believe in the doctrines of a specific religion like the Catholic Church used in this example.
The author also discusses the fact that it is illegal under United States law for a tax-exempt organization like the Catholic Church to “campaign on behalf of or against a candidate.” (Hurwit) Since letting religious organizations elect specific people to office would basically let them do what they wanted with the government, these laws make sure that there is still freedom of religion and therefore religious diversity.
The news event that the author is talking about specifically is the Catholic Churchs relationship with a representative from Rhode Island called Patrick Kennedy. Since he said he didnt like the fact that they were trying to affect the health care bill on the basis of abortions, they sent him a letter telling him to stop going to church.
Derakhshani, Tirdad. “Oh my: God doc includes all faiths, no insights.” Philadelphia Inquirer. November 27 2009. Web. December 5 2009.
This article discusses a documentary film which was shot to discuss the different religions of the world and to show people that there is a lot of religious diversity. The fact that it is an American film shows that there is a lot of focus in the United States on the topic of religious diversity, and that it is an important issue that people are interested in. The film, according to the writer of this review, didnt