Defending Religious Liberty

New York Times reports that under the Bush administration, the Justice Department is finally treating religious discrimination as a serious matter.

The shift at the Justice Department has significantly altered the government’s civil rights mission, said Brian K. Landsberg, a law professor at the University of the Pacific and a former Justice Department lawyer under both Republican and Democratic administrations.

“Not until recently has anyone in the department considered religious discrimination such a high priority,” Professor Landsberg said. “No one had ever considered it to be of the same magnitude as race or national origin.”

That’s making some liberals unhappy. But of these various issues, which is mentioned in the Bill of Rights?

(Now if only the Bush administration would pay attention to various civil and religious rights at places like, say, Guantanamo.)

Via CT.