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‘Cross at Ground Zero’: History lesson or state religion?

The First Amendment separates church from state, but not religion from public life – and it doesn’t require equal time or balanced treatment for all faiths and beliefs.

Media and Missouri: What the heck is going on?

Freedom to report the news necessarily means the freedom to gather it, and police in Ferguson, Mo., have blatantly tried to stop journalists from doing their jobs.

In a world of sectarian violence, what can be done?

Amid persecutions of Christians, Muslims and other faiths around the globe, Face to Faith is a beacon of hope.

Examining the new importance of ‘where’ we speak

Supreme Court will look at question of whether threats made in social media can be considered ‘true threats.’

Beyond the outrage, is Hobby Lobby decision a win-win?

Supreme Court ruling is neither the all-out assault on women’s rights alleged by some on the left nor the major expansion of religious freedom trumpeted by many on the right.

‘-45-’ — Remembering a man who championed freedom

A great man, a great journalist, a great lover of freedom has died, leaving a lasting legacy.

In new poll, marriage equality beats religious objections

State of the First Amendment survey finds majorities support same-sex health benefits and requiring wedding businesses to serve gay couples, religious beliefs notwithstanding.

In Tenn. mosque fight, religious freedom trumps Islamophobia

U.S. Supreme Court puts an end to bias-based lawsuit challenging permit for construction of an Islamic Center near Murfreesboro.

In higher education, low tolerance for free speech

A student who handed out flyers is charged with religious discrimination for disseminating views critical of a religious group. But wait, there’s more.

From the Supreme Court, prayer rules that won’t work

Decision in New York case creates confusion for government officials who now must decide when an official legislative or meeting prayer crosses the line into proselytizing or disparaging other religions.

Politics and perils of closing school for religious holidays

As religious diversity continues to expand in all parts of America, many school and city officials may be forced to decide that the only viable solution is not to close schools on religious holidays.

Wake-up call in Kansas: Anti-Semitism is alive and dangerous in America

We can act to inoculate the next generation against the sick and twisted ideology that inspired Frazier Glenn Miller to gun down three innocent people in a fit of rage against the Jews.

Are ‘religious viewpoint’ laws needed in public schools?

The biggest problem with protection laws for student religious expression is the potential for abuse.

‘Abracadabra!’ Judge says Teller’s trick is protected

‘The mere fact that a dramatic work or pantomime includes a magic trick, or even that a particular illusion is its central feature, does not render it devoid’ of protection, district judge writes.

Gay marriage, religious freedom and the need for civil dialogue

The issue is fast becoming a shouting match where any concern for the common good is lost in the din of charge and countercharge.

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