Act-Style Prompt Religious Liberty The relationship between religious liberty and individual rights has often been a problematic one throughout American history. Today, for example, many businesses feel compelled to refuse service to homosexuals because of the religious beliefs of the business owners. Some argue that this refusal of service constitutes unlawful discrimination. Public school boards are often uncertain which religious holidays to add to the academic calendar. Should a Christian student, for instance, have to miss school because of a Jewish holiday? How should the state balance the need to respect religious liberty with need to preserve the rights of all members of society? Retrieved from “Robert Kohen, Ph.D.: Private Tutoring” Kohen, R. (2015, September 23). Ten New ACT Essay Question Prompts. Retrieved May 19, 2020, from http://www.koheneducationalservices.com/three-new-act-essay-question-prompts/ Read and carefully consider these perspectives. Each suggests a particular way of thinking about the increasing presence of intelligent machines. Perspective One The state must accommodate all religions to the fullest extent possible. This means school days off for all major religious holidays and protecting the right of business owners to refuse service based on religious beliefs. Perspective Two The government has no special obligation to protect religious liberties when they interfere with the freedoms and wellbeing of the public at large. Perspective Three Government should seek, to the greatest extent possible, ways to accommodate both religious liberty and individual rights when the two find themselves in conflict. Essay Task Write a unified, coherent essay about the increasing presence of intelligent machines. In your essay, be sure to: • clearly state your own perspective on the issue and analyze the relationship between your perspective and at least one other perspective • develop and support your ideas with reasoning and examples • organize your ideas clearly and logically • communicate your ideas effectively in standard written English Your perspective may be in full agreement with any of those given, in partial agreement, or completely different.