Liberalism is Not Free: The Myth of Religious Liberty
Patrick Deneen (professor of Political Science at Notre Dame, and author of Why Liberalism Failed) asserted that Christians today are apt to invoke "religious liberty" as a defense against an increasingly hostile secular state and academy. The appeal to these liberties asserts the centrality of religion as a founding right in the liberal order. Deneen believes this appeal is understandable in the current context, but may be ultimately misguided, since the liberal order arose not to protect such freedoms, but ultimately to control churches.
Deneen, Patrick, "Liberalism is Not Free: The Myth of Religious Liberty" (2018). Pruis Rule of Law Lectures. 9.