Polygamy, Pacifism, and Peyote : The Unlikely Trio
Crescat Scientia : Journal of History and Political Science
Utah Valley University
This article discusses how religious liberties have been handled in the United States Supreme Court in relation to controversial practices. Court cases discussed include:
Reynolds v. United States (1878) and polygamy as a religious duty in the LDS Church. Girouard v. United States (1946) and pacificism as a reason to deny a foreigner citizenship. Oregon v. Smith (1990) and the sacramental use of the hallucinogenic peyote cactus.