Originally Posted by Chuck
I'm far from an expert on Constitutional law but could they sign a contract knowingly surrendering their right... then turnaround and claim it was denied them?
Would that hold up in court? I know prisoners for example can be denied books including holy books.
Well in bible college we were forced to take a class on constitutional law as it pertains to churhces and religious institutions. Richard Hammar a leader in Church law as well the dean from Regent's law school both said that no contract can take away a persons constitutional right. Since torts are essentially governed by law and no law can be made to hinder ones right to the free exercise of their religion. This actually was tested on another reality show "Big Brother" They could not keep the person from bringing in their bible. So they changed the rules to accommodate. However Chuck you have a great point about signing a deal that suspends ones rights. Not sure how it might play in courts. My guess would be Zuffa must accommodate.
As for prisoners that was also tested in the SCOTUS and the only religion that is not allowed in jail in Native American peyote Churches. They claim since it is considered a controlled substance and not a part of a cultrual religion. I will see if I can find the case.