Secular clergy in the Roman Catholic Church , who, traditionally, do not live the monastic lives of the regular clergy and are therefore, in a sense, more engaged with the temporal world. Perhaps that is why the Trump administration , as well as the Cato Institute , both of which filed amicus briefs in support of Phillips, did not endorse his free-exercise claims. For a related Roman Catholic reference, see secular institute. Secular sonatas, in the 17th century, were those not composed for church services. Secular society refers to aspects of society that are not mosque -, church -, synagogue -, or temple -affiliated. Secular spirituality , the pursuit of spirituality without a formal affiliation with a church, or other religious organization, or the pursuit of spirituality specifically in the context of temporal affairs. Modern usage[ edit ] Examples of secular used in this way include: In short, as a legal matter, religion has nothing to do with this case. The couple filed suit in Colorado state court, arguing that a Colorado civil-rights law required Phillips to provide his services to all customers regardless of their sexual orientation. Secular music , composed for general use, as distinct from sacred music which is composed for church use. The Supreme Court has also held , however, that even a religiously neutral law can violate the free exercise clause if the real object of the law is to disfavor religion or if the law as implemented by the state discriminates against religion. Disentangling free speech and freedom of religion in Masterpiece Cakeshop Posted Wed, September 13th, Just like all other wedding-cake bakers, Phillips may exercise his religion any way he wants to other than refusing to serve customers based on their sexual orientation. Desacralization — the evacuation of "supernatural" beings and forces from the material world, leaving culture and rationality to guide humans instead. Jack Phillips, the co-owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, refused to sell a wedding cake to a same-sex couple because supporting their wedding violated his religious beliefs. Generalization — a particular kind of change in which it becomes less specific, more abstract, and therefore more inclusive, like the supposed "civil religion" in the United States; it moderates its more controversial and potentially divisive claims and practices.