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Is it ethical to defy evacuation orders?

As Hurricane Sandy bore down on the barrier islands of New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie gave stubborn residents one more … Continued

Polygamy may be hot, but in marriage three’s still a crowd

This week, in one of his first public statements since this past summer’s anti-gay-marriage remarks, Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy told … Continued

When religion is the bully

By Joel P. Engardio The news of gay teen suicides this fall made me think of my college friend Jeff. … Continued

“Frightened” tea party comes to Chicago

The tea party movement held a rally in Daley Plaza today at noon. A core group of about 300-400 mostly … Continued

6 Questions for S. Court Nominee

JUST LAW AND RELIGION By Michael Kessler President Obama will soon announce his nominee for the next Supreme Court justice. … Continued

On The Unreliability of Compassion Without Enforceable Law

Let me say first that I am unequivocally in favor of compassion. But Karen Armstrong’s proposal that the world should … Continued

Waiting for King Jesus

God is not a Republican or a Democrat. In fact, I am quite sure He is a monarchist and so … Continued

“A Mass Violation of Federal Tax Law”

Yesterday, the Alliance Defense Fund staged its highly anticipated and controversial “Pulpit Freedom Sunday.” Last night, I spoke by phone … Continued

Sexual Sin: A Private, Not Public, Affair

The American obsession with sex scandals–as opposed, say, to political scandals involving serious violations of individual liberties, abuses of government … Continued

Thompson: Serving God And Government

“We still get our basic rights from God, not government”—this is a phrase that Fred Thompson has been pronouncing a … Continued

Diverse Muslims, Violent Islamist Fundamentalism

First, the Muslim religion and Islamist fundamentalism as a religio-political force are two different, though related, entities. Muslims, like all … Continued