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Discrimination in Services -- No. Protection of Faith Identity -- Yes

This post responds to the following question posed on The Washington Post's "On Faith" forum
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Words Matter

President Barack Obama delivered his
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Pray for Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck has received a lot of attention for his inflammatory rhetoric lately. Recently, he shared a personal story about his daughter who has cerebral palsy, which gets to the heart of his fears about health-care reform:
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What?! Racism Still in America?

Here we go again. Some people raise the issue of race (this time about the ways others are talking about or treating the first black U.S. president) and the media goes crazy.
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Consequences of the Recession

Did you see it? It wasn't the leading story in The New York Times, The Washington Post, or most other daily newspapers.
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Obama's Health-Care Speech: Hope Over Fear

In his speech last evening, President Barack Obama made the commitments that a broad coalition in the fait
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A Stupid Made-for-TV Controversy

Cable news and the blogosphere heated up with a new controversy in the lead-up to a noon-time address that President Obama gave as a
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Faith is about Redemption: The Life of Ted Kennedy

I have never really trusted those who are intolerant and condemning of other people's shortcomings. It makes me suspect they are likely hiding their own.
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Honoring the Greatest Commitment of Sen. Edward Kennedy's Life

In the aftermath of the 2004 presidential election, the Democrats were roundly accused of losing the "moral values voters" in America, and of being the party of "secularists" who were hostile to faith and religion.
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The Moral Core of the Health-Care Debate

With all of the shouting, the fear, and now what often looks like hatred -- we are in danger of losing the moral "core" of this health-care debate.
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A 'Truth-telling' Ministry for People of Faith

Every so often, the issues at stake in the public debate become so clear and compelling, so alarming and disconcerting -- or both at the same time -- that I feel a need to speak out in a more perso
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We Must Act on Health Care

As a nation, we are engaged in making decisions about our health care that will impact our families and communities for generations to come.
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Palin Bad for Dialogue

Last Thursday, I wrote about truth-
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Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Yesterday was the 64th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
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Truth-telling and Responsibility in Health Care

I have said that one important moral principle for the health-care debate is truth-telling.
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