"Freedom of religion means the right of the individual to choose
and to adhere to whichever religious beliefs he may prefer,
to join with others in religious associations to express these beliefs,
and to incur no civil disabilities because of his choice..."
Joseph L. Blau
(1909-1986) Professor Emeritus of Religion, Columbia University
Cornerstones of Religious Freedom in America 1949, quoted from Menendez and Doerr, The Great Quotations on Religious Freedom