Willis E. Elliott

Stories by Willis E. Elliott
Separating Islam and the state

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

Abortion as tragic, legal, and good

The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions, along with … Continued

Will Obama preach the American sermon to Hu?

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

Get Christ into Christmas

“Keep Christ in Christmas!” is the familiar refrain of Christians who fear the secularization of the holy day celebrating the … Continued

“Marriage”? “Family”? “God”?

A new survey out this week from the National Marriage Project shows that marriage is an institution in decline in … Continued

Thanks be to you, O Lord

In October 1789, President George Washington declared his support for a day of “public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed … Continued

What does “knowing” mean?

In Pew Forum survey released Tuesday (9.28.10) (http://onfaith.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/2010/09/is_religious_knowledge_importa/all.html) atheists and agnostic surpass all other groups in their knowledge of religion. … Continued

Essential questions for Cordoba in 2010

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, terrorism analyst Evan Kohlmann said that anti-Muslim rhetoric in America is bad news … Continued

“Terrorism” is newspeak for psychological warfare

In its 2010 National Security Strategy, the Obama administration sought to sever the relationship between Islam and terrorism, rejecting the … Continued

Religions are irreconcilable, people are not

Are all religions the same? The Dalai Lama, who just celebrated his 75th birthday, often refers to the ‘oneness’ of … Continued