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Hobby Lobby, Rivalry, and Choosing Grace
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 11:15am | Type: Blog

It is an identical claim to moral superiority which matters and which is in fact the cause of the apparent conflict. The underlying issues, whatever you think they may be, whether religious freedom, women’s re ...

The Price of Conscience
Originally Posted: 04/23/2014 - 2:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Duane Shank Pacifists in Chains: The Persecution of Hutterites During the Great War. Johns Hopkins University Press ...

You Brought Me a Beer — and Took My Picture
Originally Posted: 02/25/2014 - 10:23am | Type: Blog

Is it any wonder why so many people throw up their hands and run away from what sometimes gets passed off as religion? Isn't it interesting that those who describe themselves as non-religious often grasp ...

Serpent Handler-TV Star Has New Cause: Religious Liberty
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

Officials from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency raided the Tabernacle Church of God in LaFollete last Thursday and seized 53 venomous snakes — including timber rattlesnakes, copperheads, and several exo ...

Conservatives Say Religious Freedom is 'Under Attack’ in Military
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 11:32am | Type: Blog

Republican lawmakers and conservative activists concerned that religious expression in the military is “under attack” are rallying behind a measure to provide greater protection for religious “actions and spee ...

QUIRK: 'Daily Show' Takes On 'Bullying' of Christians (VIDEO)
Originally Posted: 06/19/2013 - 10:17am | Type: Blog

Daily Show correspondent Samantha Bee talks LGBT-on-Christian 'bullying' in comedy show segment. Daily Show  correspondent Samantha Bee's latest segment for the ...

10 POLITICAL Things You Can't Do While Following Jesus
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:46am | Type: Blog

Jesus didn't worry much about stepping on political toes, and the Bible insists that governments be just toward the least of these (the books of the prophets alone make this point very clear). ...

On Scripture: Religious Liberty for the Rest of Us
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 8:53am | Type: Blog

Eleven legislators, all white male Christians, backed a bill to codify Christianity in state law, saying the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does not trump the state’s rights. The effort died a quick ...

If Cheerleaders Don’t Convert You, Chuck Norris Will
Originally Posted: 05/13/2013 - 4:36pm | Type: Blog

Texas high school cheerleaders recently won a local lawsuit which allows them to continue to paint Bible verse on the large butcher paper banners the football players burst through when storming the field. Not ...

Pentagon Refutes Reports of Anti-Christian Policies
Originally Posted: 05/03/2013 - 1:21pm | Type: Blog

Christian conservatives have grown increasingly alarmed in recent weeks over reports and rumors that the Pentagon is considering new policies aimed at discriminating against Christians and disciplining or even ...

Gay at A&M: Saying 'Religious Liberty' When We Mean 'Control'
Originally Posted: 05/12/2013 - 2:26pm | Type: Blog

The notion of religious liberty has lately conveyed an impoverished attitude toward the common good among Christians. Namely, “we’ll pay for what we like, and won't pay for what we don’t.” ...

House Passes Bill Requiring FEMA to Deliver Storm Aid to Houses of Worship
Originally Posted: 02/14/2013 - 12:49pm | Type: Blog

Following more than 200 houses of worship being denied FEMA aid following Superstorm Sandy, on Feb. 13, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 592 with a vote of 354-72, to clarify that houses of worship are ...

Poll Shows A Double Standard on Religious Liberty
Originally Posted: 01/24/2013 - 11:51am | Type: Blog

Half of Americans worry that religious freedom in the U.S. is at risk, and many say activist groups — particularly gays and lesbians — are trying to remove “traditional Christian values” from the public square ...

The Shrill Are Shouting: So What?
Originally Posted: 08/22/2012 - 12:28pm | Type: Blog

To judge by the shrill echoes of shrill voices, the right wing is arming for battle, with God on their side, the flag as their shield, and the future of a white Christian nation at stake. Foolhardy politicians ...

More Than 12,000 Christians "Starving" in the Village of Rableh: Humanitarian Law is Invoked
Originally Posted: 08/22/2012 - 12:11pm | Type: Blog

Mussalaha, the popular faith-led peace movement in Syria, smuggles humanitarian aid to blockaded Rableh. Agencia Fides, the Vatican news outlet for Catholic missioners, is the onl ...

No Need to Fear
Originally Posted: 08/17/2012 - 4:05pm | Type: Blog

Not too long ago someone warned me that our government would soon “come after churches that don't toe the party line.” Another told me that our government was out to destroy the Christian faith. I think t ...

Pakistan Probes Alleged Hindu Exodus to India
Originally Posted: 08/16/2012 - 9:48am | Type: Blog

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has appointed a three-member Senate committee to look into reports that nearly 250 Hindus have fled to neighboring India to escape harassment and discrimination. ...

Shooting at the Family Research Council Offices
Originally Posted: 08/15/2012 - 7:00pm | Type: Blog

Multiple outlets are reporting that the young man specifically intended to attack FRC staff because of their conservative advocacy. Another senseless act of violence today was t ...

Mourning With the Sikh Community
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 2:05pm | Type: Blog

We mourn together across the lines that usually separate. We share one another’s grief, no matter how we define divinity. We look for ways to learn from the graciousness, courage, and equanimity of the Sikhs’ ...

Dolan Criticized for Inviting Obama to Al Smith Dinner
Originally Posted: 08/06/2012 - 4:54pm | Type: Blog

By tradition, the storied Al Smith Dinner has provided a few hours of comic relief from the angry volleys of the campaign trail. But this year's event is drawing criticism. N ...

Poll: Catholics Side With Bishops on Religious Liberty, But Warm to Obama
Originally Posted: 08/02/2012 - 5:29pm | Type: Blog

A new poll shows that American Catholics tend to agree with their bishops’ concerns that religious liberties are at risk in the U.S. Nevertheless, Catholics seem to be warming to President Obama. ...

State Department: Release Pastor Nadarkhani
Originally Posted: 07/10/2012 - 10:34am | Type: Blog

The State Deparment yesterday released a statement on the imprisonment of Iranian Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who has been imprisoned for over 1000 days on charges of apostasy. ...

Catholic Group Leaves Vanderbilt Over Membership Rules
Originally Posted: 04/04/2012 - 4:04pm | Type: Blog

One of the largest student religious groups at Vanderbilt University is leaving campus in a dispute over the school's non-discrimination policy that bars student groups from requiring their leaders to hol ...

Bishops’ Point Man on ‘Religious Liberty’ Gets a Promotion
Originally Posted: 03/21/2012 - 8:44am | Type: Blog

If there is any Catholic bishop in the U.S. who probably didn't need a bigger platform, it would be William E. Lori, who was named Tuesday by Pope Benedict XVI as the next archbishop of Baltimore. ...

Poll: Catholics Don’t See Contraception Mandate as Threat to Religious Freedom
Originally Posted: 03/15/2012 - 11:10am | Type: Blog

A majority (56 percent) of Americans say religious liberty is not threatened in the U.S., according to a new poll released Thursday by the Public Religion Research Institute, which conducted the survey in part ...

At Stake: Religious Liberty
Originally Posted: 02/08/2012 - 12:15pm | Type: Blog

I care because this matter touches upon the religious freedom of us all. I care because InterVarsity is engaged in a parallel struggle. Over the past 18 months, our status as a recognized student organization ...

Not All Budget Cuts Are Created Equal
Originally Posted: 11/06/2011 - 5:08pm | Type: Blog

Less than one percent of the federal budget goes to foreign aid. Our spending on development and foreign assistance is not -- by any stretch of the facts or imagination -- our national debt. ...

Refracting America Through 9/11 Lens
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

"Nazis don't have the right to put up a sign next to the Holocaust Museum in Washington," said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. "Nazis don't have the r ...

A Different Idea for Ground Zero
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Here's an idea for people who are unhappy about having an Islamic Center near the site of the World Trade Center, especially if those people are Bible-believing Christians and/or defenders of the U ...