Jesse Helms, shown in 1997, opposed the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act more than two decades ago.
Jesse Helms, shown in 1997, opposed the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act more than two decades ago. Scott Sharpe SCOTT SHARPE - NEWS & OBSERVER FILE PHOTO
Jesse Helms, shown in 1997, opposed the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act more than two decades ago. Scott Sharpe SCOTT SHARPE - NEWS & OBSERVER FILE PHOTO
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Helms, others cautious of religious freedom act’s ‘new rights’

April 26, 2015 02:00 AM

UPDATED April 27, 2015 07:47 AM

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