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Why marriage matters

Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg News The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to rule on two cases about marriage. But regardless … Continued

Newt Gingrich’s Catholicism and his 2012 penance

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks to a cheering crowd during the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Thursday … Continued

The Constitution is not an idol

In battling the right-wing argument that the framers of the Constitution never intended to separate church and state because the … Continued

Every secular vote must be counted in this election

The dramatic year 1968, when I cast my first unhappy presidential vote for Democrat Hubert H. Humphrey, was also the … Continued

Biblical religion the only–and illegitimate– basis for anti-gay laws

“Moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights to gay men and lesbians.” “Moral disapproval alone … Continued

Chinese food and religious freedom

In the last week of last month, religion in America became part of the public conversation via two events that … Continued

Extra! Extra! Elena Kagan liked Thurgood Marshall

I really would like to know what Elena Kagan thinks about the separation of church and state, executive power, free … Continued

Who stole Mojave cross?

By David Waters The controversial Mojave Desert cross, the object of last month’s Supreme Court ruling that scolded a lower … Continued

The Supreme Court vis-a-vis the Supreme Being (or not)

Q: If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court would for the first … Continued

Liberalism vs. Literalism

By Chuck Freemanminister, radio show host “It is their notions about Christianity men have taught as the only living word … Continued