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(CORRECTION) Appeals court OK’s pastor’s suit against Oklahoma license plate

A Methodist pastor of a suburban Oklahama City church is suing the state, claiming its license plate image of a … Continued

Appeals court OK’s pastor’s suit against Oklahoma license plate

A Methodist pastor of a suburban Oklahama City church is suing the state, claiming its license plate image of a … Continued

House GOP moves to act on religion in vets’ funerals

WASHINGTON — Families of deceased veterans were shocked and angry last year when religious references were banned from funeral rituals … Continued

ADL criticizes new bullying guidelines

WASHINGTON — The Anti-Defamation League is taking issue with a new, broadly supported pamphlet on balancing anti-bullying policies and religious … Continued

Religious freedom and contraception case headed to Supreme Court?

Andrew Medichin AP Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, is congratulated by two prelates after being elevated in St. … Continued

Food pantry’s prayers violate federal rules

SEYMOUR, Ind. — Food pantry volunteer Shirley Sears patiently walked a young woman through a series of questions on an … Continued

Grinch who stole crèche-mas

By Colin Hanna The “Christmas Wars” are once again raging on the lawn in front of the Chester County (PA) … 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

“Faith gets better” for gays

By Joel P. Engardio Religions may have a First Amendment right to say that homosexuality is a sin, but consider … Continued

Time to heal hateful rhetoric

By Graylan S. HaglerUCC pastor A friend who I often disagree with wrote me from Massachusetts the other day in … Continued

Time to heal the hate

A friend who I often disagree with wrote me from Massachusetts the other day in response to an announcement I … Continued

Stevens a thoughtful, diligent jurist

At the end of this term, Justice John Paul Stevens will have served longer than any other justice, save his … Continued

Reaction to retirement of Justice Stevens

Reactions to the announced retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens: Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty: The U.S. Supreme Court … Continued

Silencing student religious beliefs

JUST LAW AND RELIGION Michael Kessler Imagine you are 18 years old and worked hard to be the best student … Continued

Swiss-made mess

Q: What’s your reaction to Sunday’s decision by voters in Switzerland to ban construction of minarets, the slender towers from … Continued

America’s secular saboteurs

By Bill DonohuePresident, Catholic League There are many ways cultural nihilists are busy trying to sabotage America these days: multiculturalism … 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

Hate Crimes and Scare Tactics

By Jacqueline L. Salmon The rhetoric is hot and heavy around the federal “hate crimes” bill, expected to be re-introduced … Continued

The Court’s Monumental Error

JUST LAW AND RELIGION By Michael Kessler In the recent Supreme Court ruling on Pleasant Grove City, Utah v. Summum, … Continued

Guidelines for Candidates to Avoid Abusing Religion

Drawing the line correctly between appropriate and inappropriate religious rhetoric and activity in American elections and political life could significantly … Continued