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State-by-State Advocacy of U.S. Religious Liberty Launches.

Representatives from nine state legislatures have announced the formation of state-level religious freedom caucuses… More Read More »

The GOP’s Secularism Problem

There’s been much angst on the right over the Republican Party’s growing demographic problems… More Read More »

A Closer Look at the Contraceptive Coverage Lawsuits

Over 35 lawsuits have been filed by corporations challenging the Health and Human Services regulation requiring that most health plans cover contraceptives… Read More »

European Court of Human Rights to Examine Hungary’s Church Law

The Strasbourg Court of Human Rights has sent its questions regarding Hungary’s church laws to the Hungarian government and started to examine the legislation… More » Read More »

The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of The Evangelical Left

Review of a newly released book by David Swartz, author and historian at Asbury University, Moral Minority: The Evangelical Left in an Age of Conservatism… More Read More »

Freed Russian Punk Rock Band Member Says Church Prank Not In Vain

Pussy Riot angered President Vladimir Putin and the dominant Russian Orthodox Church but succeeded in highlighting the close ties that bind church, state and the courts…. More » Read More »

Shut Up and Play Nice: How the Western World Is Limiting Free Speech

Free speech is dying in the Western world. While most people still enjoy considerable freedom of expression, this right, once a near-absolute, has become less defined and less dependable for those espousing controversial social, political or religious views… More » Read More »

Pope Benedict XVI Convenes Bishops to Confront ‘Tsunami’ of Secularism

Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl called on Christians to “overcome the syndrome of embarrassment” about their faith with a more assertive offense against the “tsunami of secular influence” that is sweeping away “marriage, family, the concept of the common good and objective right and wrong.”.. More Read More »

German Catholic Church Links Tax to the Sacraments

 The Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Germany issued a crystal clear, uncompromising edict, endorsed by the Vatican. It detailed that a member who refuses to pay taxes will no longer be allowed to receive communion or make confession, to serve as godparents or to hold any office.. More Read More »

Separation of Church & State Has Always Been There

An earlier column on our blessing of the First Amendment of the Constitution including the separation of church and state Read More »