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The Nats need me

(Toni L. Sandys/THE WASHINGTON POST) As the Washington Nationals struggle to claw their way above .500 in winning percentage, fans … Continued

The right to blaspheme: For no god and country

(Streeter Lecka — GETTY IMAGES) I could not have had a more patriotic beginning. I was born on Flag Day … Continued

Roger Williams goes Baptist on legendary evangelist Billy Graham

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaks with the Rev. Billy Graham during a visit to the Graham cabin … Continued

Religion as pretext or cause in attacks in Cairo, Egypt and Libya

REUTERS The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is seen in flames during a protest by an armed group said to have … Continued

Eagle Scout pushes against Scouts ban on gays one member, council at a time‎

AP A member of a Boy Scout troop in Washington state carries an American flag along Main Street in Walla … Continued

Episcopal Church promotes the “T” in LGBT equation

Commentators at the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times may decry the Episcopal Church as a place offering … Continued

America can be brought back to greatness, one life at a time

Thomas Graning AP An American flag is seen at Bicentennial Park in Troy, Ala., in 2011. (AP Photo/The (Troy) Messenger, … Continued

Can young evangelicals move beyond the Religious Right?

Brandon Thibodeaux GETTY IMAGES A cross necklace hangs in front of a worshipper’s American flag t-shirt as she participates in … Continued

Blessed are those with a persecution complex?

“Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when … Continued

Why claims of conscience matter

Lest we forget, our Framers put religious liberty, or freedom of conscience, first on the list of fundamental rights protected … Continued

Marine video a lesson for many

I was walking through my hospital one recent morning, and I looked out the window and beheld the American flag … Continued

Democrats and Republicans agree: They want a president who believes in God

Brandon Thibodeaux GETTY IMAGES A cross necklace hangs in front of Lucy West’s American flag t-shirt as she participates in … Continued

Could 9/11 represent a ‘spiritual ground zero’ for Americans?

“Where were you on 9/11?” has become one of the defining questions for today’s generation, much like older Americans were … Continued

NBC’s selective patriotism at the U.S. Open

Bill O’Leary WASHINGTON POST NBC omitted the words “under God” twice from its broadcast of the Pledge of Allegiance during … Continued

Newt Gingrich: a Catholic running against Islam?

David Goldman AP FILE – In this April 13, 2011 file photo, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich arrives for a … Continued

Hearings? For what reason?

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

Peter King’s hearings: Islamophobia draped in the American flag

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) heads the House Homeland Security Committee. (Washington Post) Representative Peter King, Chair of the House Homeland … Continued

John Galliano and Orange County protests: what motivates religious hate?

By Eboo Patel and Samantha Kirby. This week, lauded Christian Dior designer John Galliano was fired for anti-Semitic comments he … Continued

Would Jesus fight in the Christmas Wars?

By Becky Garrison Wonder what Jesus thinks of those family values Republicans who push to keep Christ in Christmas but … Continued

Justice for Veterans and the Vulnerable

By Bruce EpperlyLancaster Theological Seminary, and Contributor to There is a long-standing discussion about the role of the secular … Continued