J. Brent Walker




Stories by J. Brent Walker
Singling out one faith affects them all

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will begin holding hearings Thursday on “the extent of … Continued

Religious exploitation should be called out

Former Arkansas governor and 2012 presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee found himself in hot water this week after he called Islam … Continued

Freedom is both a religious and secular idea

In light of the continuing political uprising throughout the Middle East, American leaders are reported to be recalculating their approach … Continued

Religious liberty good for religion & the state

In President Obama’s meetings with Chinese President Hu Jintao this week, should discussion of human rights and religious freedom be … Continued

Charged rhetoric pollutes the public square

After Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, some have pointed the finger at inflammatory political rhetoric. Many singled out Sarah Palin’s … Continued

Hubris and heresy

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued

Two things the president could do

President Obama’s 10-day Asia trip includes visits to India and Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country. The president chose not … Continued

Liberation theology claim really a claim of Marxism

In the wake of his weekend rally, Glenn Beck kept up the drumbeat of criticism about President Obama’s religion, calling … Continued

Protecting religious freedom for all — in word and deed

President Obama, after saying that building a mosque at Ground Zero fit our “commitment to religious freedom,” backtracked, saying he … Continued

Other issues eclipse religion as important characteristics

When Associate Justice John Paul Stevens ascended to the High Court, he was one of eight Protestants (Associate Justice William … Continued