This article explores what is at stake theologically in current cases where religious liberty is presumed at risk and interpretations of the common good are contested. While attention to the theological details are not explicitly of relevance to the courts, they should be considered in their complexity by religious entities that participate by filing amicus briefs and/or by adding to the rhetoric around highly charged neuralgic issues like same-sex marriage. The cases involving bakers and the Colorado Civil Rights Commission are worth considering, from a perspective that complicates the roles of communities of faith in terms of serving the common good.

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