MORE ARTICLES FROM ‘Religion Commentary’
In today’s deeply divided America, who prays the ceremonial prayers is fast becoming a religio-political weathervane pointing in the direction cultural winds are blowing.
Colorado man might have had better luck pursuing his claim through federal or state religious-liberty laws than through free-exercise clause.
Attempts by the state to burden religious practices are always hotly contested – and that’s as it should be in a nation founded on religious freedom.
Why the end of the Protestant hegemony in America will be no loss for religious people of any tradition, including Protestants.
Illinois attorney general’s decision not to appeal ruling protecting two pharmacies from punishment for refusing to dispense ‘morning-after’ pills may have national implications.
Atheists, humanists and other nonreligious people face discrimination and persecution in many parts of the world, but nonbelief should also be a protected human right.
Oklahoma judge’s order, which has drawn a judicial-conduct complaint from the ACLU, ignores that faith is a matter of personal choice, not judicial discretion.
Maybe it’s time atheists declared victory and stay home for the holidays — let Christians set up Nativity displays in public spaces unanswered in December and save atheist messages for another time.
With Romney’s candidacy, we moved closer to the First Amendment promise of full religious freedom — a level playing field in the public square for citizens of all faiths and none.
If cheerleaders in Kountze, Texas, prevail in defending their practice of holding up Bible-verse banners at football games, their victory could open the door for more student religious expression at school-sponsored events, delivered by members of various school groups.
Pre-game prayers have been at the heart of a flurry of recent incidents; a safer course for public schools would be to call for a moment of silence.
It’s time for voices of reason to counter dangerous and often vicious propaganda with balanced and accurate information about Muslims in the U.S.
Educating the public, starting with public school students, about world religions could help turn down the heat in our ugly culture-war fights over religion.
Arab League head’s U.N. call to make any offense to any religion a crime would mean almost any cultural expression would be punishable because it would offend someone’s religious sensibilities.
Though much of the world doesn’t agree, the American commitment to the First Amendment demands that we uphold even the most odious speakers’ right to free expression.