The Top Ten Films Every Legislator Should Be Required to Watch Before Voting on a Religious Freedom Restoration Act or Any Demand for Extreme Religious Liberty (in no particular order)


  1. Selma
  2. Philomena
  3. Absence of Malice
  4. American Sniper
  5. Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
  6. Deliver Us from Evil
  7. Secrets of Mormon Cult: Breaking Polygamy
  8. The Imitation Game
  9. A Question of Miracles: Faith Healing  
  10. Children of God: Lost and Found


Marci Hamilton

Marci A. Hamilton is one of the United States’ leading church/state scholars and is a Fox Family Pavilion Distinguished Scholar in Residence in the Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the Academic Director and President of CHILD USA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to interdisciplinary evidence-based research and tracking of medical, legal, and psychological developments to prevent and deter child abuse and neglect, which she co-leads with Dr. Steven Berkowitz, University of Pennsylvania Medical School, and Dr. Paul Offit, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She holds the Paul R. Verkuil Research Chair at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, through 2018.