More on Religious Justification

COMMENTARY: Refusing service in the name of religion is never acceptable

In Vermont, a country inn declined to provide a wedding reception for a same-sex marriage. In Hawaii, the owner of … Continued

What Tony Blair meant about Islam

(Photo credit: Patrick McMullan) Globalization will be the greatest force for good in the 21st century, but it will also … Continued

Neither Obama nor Romney? Some Christians vote for’None of the Above’

Is it a sin not to vote? Or perhaps a virtue? The question may seem surprising, especially in a nail-biter … Continued

Bin Laden’s personal letters reveal Muslims are part of the solution to securing the United States

AP AP This handout document provided by the U.S. Military Academy at West Point shows page two , of four, … Continued

Breaking children’s spirits in God’s name

“To Train Up a Child” is the revealing title of an authoritarian child-rearing manual, written by a right-wing evangelical pastor … Continued

Conviction of Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapper/rapist a victory for secular feminism

The conviction last week by a Utah jury of the man who kidnapped 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart in 2002, forced her … Continued

The theology of a homegrown terrorist and the problem of citizenship

The arrests of two American Muslims, one American born (Abdel Hameed Shehadeh in Hawaii) and one naturalized (Farooque Ahmed in … Continued

No religious basis for 9/11

The New York City community board endorsed the Cordoba House, a community center and mosque planned for construction near Ground … Continued

Capital punishment and the medium is the message

Q: Was the Utah attorney general wrong to use Twitter, or religious language, to describe an execution? With all our … Continued

Tweeting Death

In what is being called the “Executioner’s Tweet,” Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff tweeted updates concerning the execution of convicted … Continued