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    Steven T. Collis

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Deep Conviction

by: Steven T. Collis

Deep Conviction features four ordinary Americans who put their reputations and livelihoods at risk as they fought to protect their first amendment right to live their personal beliefs. Though these individuals couldn’t be more different, they share a similar conviction and determination. In the winter of 1813, in rural New York City, a Catholic priest faced Read More…


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Steven T. Collis is the Chair of Religious Institutions and First Amendment Practice Group at Holland & Hart LLP. He regularly represents religious institutions, school districts, and traditional employers nationwide regarding a broad range of religious liberty issues. He is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law where he teaches courses on religious liberty law. Steven received his MFA in creating writing from Virginia Commonwealth University, and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. He and his wife have four children and reside in Colorado.
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Deep Conviction features four ordinary Americans who put their reputations and livelihoods at risk as they fought to protect their first amendment right to live their personal beliefs. Though these individuals couldn’t be more different, they share a similar conviction and determination.

In the winter of 1813, in rural New York City, a Catholic priest faced prison after a grand jury subpoenaed him for refusing to divulge the identity of a criminal who admitted his guilt during the sacrament of confession.

In the summer of 1959, an atheist in Maryland pushed his attempt to become a Maryland notary public all the way to the United States Supreme Court because the state required him to sign an oath that said he believed in God.

In 1989 a Klamath Indian man walked into the highest court of our nation supported by legions of members of the Native American Church to plead for the freedom to practice his beliefs after years of opposition.

And, finally, in 2017, a Christian baker in Denver whose beliefs and actions came under scrutiny by the Supreme Court after he refused service to a gay couple who wanted to purchase a custom wedding cake.

These stories were specifically chosen for their universality and for the broad principles they represent. Most importantly, the notion of religious freedom for all, truly cherished, allows justice and protection for everyone, religious or not.

Details

ISBN: 978-1-62972-553-6
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Publish Date: 2019
Page Count: 352