The American Family Association (AFA) has quietly removed from its website a map that attempted to document organizations that supposedly persecuted Christians.
Jerry Falwell Jr., the chancellor of Liberty University who along with his father spent years trying to infuse their narrow interpretation of the Bible into U.S. law, is now trying to argue that Jesus never intended to instruct politicians.
Really? Then what was that Moral Majority business all about?
Real estate mogul and GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s knack for drawing his opponents into unproductive arguments has claimed yet another victim: Pope Francis.
As he’ll happily remind you, Trump is all about building a big ol’ wall between Mexico and the United States. And he wants Mexico to pay for it.
Last weekend I attended the D.C.. Interfaith Leadership Summit that is held annually by the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington. The Summit creates a space for interfaith leaders (both religious and non-religious) in the D.C.. area to engage in a dialogue with each other.
In law as in Shakespeare, what’s past is often prologue.
Arkansas “patriot” Jan Morgan announced to the world two years ago that her gun range would no longer serve Muslim customers. At the time, I noted that her actions violated public accommodation law and that she would lose an inevitable lawsuit; that did not deter Morgan, and it did not deter a number of other gun-range owners from implementing the same policy.
As I sift through the news in the wake of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, there’s one word I keep seeing over and over again: Brilliant.
We’re told that even if you disagreed with Scalia’s extremely conservative views, you must stand in awe of his brilliance, his genius, his searing wit.
Fair enough. I have observed Scalia in action many times at the Supreme Court over the past 28 years. I don’t doubt that he was a pretty smart guy.
It’s Presidents’ Day! Sure, it’s not the most exciting of federal holidays – too cold for fireworks and picnics, and Hallmark doesn’t actually make any cards for it – but it’s a nice break from work for those who get the day off.
The state of New York has foreclosed on a virulently anti-LGBT church in New York City. DNAInfo New York reports that Atlah Worldwide Church and its pastor, the Rev. James Manning, owe $194,000 for unpaid water bills.
Some far-right Christians have a hard time obeying the law. Among them is Religious Right attorney Matt Barber, who really dislikes the idea of church-state separation and particularly has a bone to pick with the Internal Revenue Code’s prohibition against pulpit politicking by houses of worship.
In a recent column, Barber spouted the tired, old line that “the words ‘separation of church and state’ are found nowhere in the U.S. Constitution….”