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Santería

A combination of Catholicism and ancient African magic, similar to voodoo, which is based on the worship of saints or Santeria. Believers visit Santerían spiritual healers for medical help—e.g., to cure dread diseases such as cancer. All Santerían priests and priestesses are herbalists who used plants as both remedies and for their “magic”.
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The language I employ may affect the way people see Lukumi practice for years to come.
Religious liberty supposedly had been "abandoned" and we supposedly needed a law to enact the standard that was rejected in Church of Lukumi five months before.
In holding that the disparate treatment of religion did not violate the Free Exercise Clause, the Court drew three distinctions with the discriminatory treatment of religion in Lukumi.
Churches like those in Hosanna-Tabor, Lukumi, and Amos depend on the ministers and religious who run the organizations to pray, worship, and engage in other religiously-motivated activity.
However, Lukumi leaves unsettled whether it is appropriate to
Saenz v Roe, 526 US 489, 119 S Ct 1518 (1999) (right to travel); Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye v Hialeah (City of), 508 US 520, 113 S Ct 2217 (1993) (freedom of religion).
418, 423 (2006) (recognizing the government's concession of the sincerity of belief); Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc.
In one of the Court's recent free exercise cases, Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc.
48) While thus reducing religious freedom in one sense, the Court followed Smith by increasing its scrutiny of underinclusive laws in Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc.
As Koppelman notes, Justice Kennedy wrote the majority opinion in Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye, but he was joined only by Justice Stevens in the section of his opinion that emphasized subjective intent of city officials.