Religious freedom is a fundamental right that is safeguarded and respected by the American Indian Religious Freedom Act (AIRFA) in the state of Hawaii. This law does not apply to the modern New Age practice known as Huna, but it does provide additional protections beyond those provided for in federal law and the state and federal constitution. It is important to note that even laws that are neutral with respect to religion can still have a substantial impact on religious practice, just as much as laws intended to interfere with religious practice. The protection of religious freedom is an issue of great importance for many people in Hawaii, especially those who have been historically marginalized. Johnson has raised the question of whether focusing on religious freedom politics actually disenfranchizes these groups and denies them their rights.
This is an issue that needs to be addressed in order to ensure that everyone in Hawaii has access to their fundamental rights.In order to protect religious freedom in Hawaii, it is essential that all citizens are aware of their rights and understand how they can be protected. It is also important for individuals and organizations to work together to ensure that everyone's rights are respected and upheld. This includes advocating for laws that protect religious freedom, educating the public about religious freedom, and engaging in dialogue with government officials about how best to protect religious freedom. At the same time, it is important to recognize that religious freedom is not a one-size-fits-all concept. Different religions have different beliefs and practices, and it is important to respect these differences.
It is also important to recognize that religious freedom does not mean that any religion can do whatever it wants without consequence. All religions must abide by the laws of the land, and any violations should be addressed accordingly. Ultimately, protecting religious freedom in Hawaii requires a commitment from all citizens to respect each other's beliefs and practices. It also requires a commitment from government officials to ensure that everyone's rights are respected and upheld. By working together, we can ensure that everyone in Hawaii has access to their fundamental rights.