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The Dilemma of the Fourth of July

The roots of America’s systemic racism are printed in many of our founding documents.

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These Are America’s First Churches — and They’re Still Worshipping

Find out which churches made the list of congregations that have been gathering since the colonial days.

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We’re Better Together

Why are we stuck in the past, fighting against novel religious expressions as if their presence on our shores cheapens this grand experiment that is America?

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True ‘values voters’ don’t shame gay people

Christians must let people know that our faith perspective cannot partner with a message that brings harm to LGBT individuals.

Do Christian conservatives believe in the First Amendment?

While our support for religious freedom abroad might have limited resultants, we must remain vigilant at home.

‘Duck Dynasty’ success thrives on Christian stereotypes

RNS () — A show capitalizing on Southern Christian stereotypes has snowballed into success, with faith and duck hunting creating … Continued

America needs a revival

Pastor Greg Laurie is the Honorary Chairman of the task force for the National Day of Prayer, observed May 2. … Continued

Creationism and taxes in Louisiana

In 1785, the commonwealth of Virginia considered a bill that would fund “teachers of the Christian Religion.” James Madison, who … 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

Honda: Anti-jihad ads reminiscent of McCarthyism

Astrid Riecken FOR THE WASHINGTON POST Controversial posters on the Israel Palestinian conflict are placed at Georgia Avenue Metro stop … Continued

Oak Creek and the future of Sikhs in America

In testimony before a Senate subcommittee hearing on domestic terrorism and hate crimes, Sikh Americans demanded the federal government do … Continued

Marriage in the Bible: Love prevails?

For years, I have privately mused that the Bible is a problematic book. As the holy book for Christians, it … Continued

‘Assassin’s Creed III’: Is this ‘America the beautiful’?

March madness, indeed. Watching the NCAA Men’s basketball tournament, I happened to catch an advertisement for a video game called … Continued

Heartless capitalism a ‘deadly sin’?

Mitt Romney in an infamous photo taken during his time at Bain. There is a rough underbelly to capitalism. Newt … Continued

Controversial Israeli ad campaign: An age-old tale

Sometimes following in the footsteps, real or imagined, of a nation’s founding father can be a very poor idea. Events … Continued

Seeking Sikh-Muslim peace

The large Sikh men with long white beards pounded the drums. Sikh men with red, blue, and orange colored turbans … Continued

Rick Santorum makes faith pitch at GOP debate

Chris Carlson AP Republican presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks during a Republican presidential debate Tuesday, Oct. 18, … Continued

5 Facts and 5 Myths About Islam

What Americans still do not understand about the faith of Muslims.

Expression of Religion

Our founding fathers were not fixated on religious expression as much as they were preserving the rights to do so. … Continued

Rep. King’s hearing is the wrong answer to the wrong question

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