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. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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.
My name is Erin Taylor, and I want to formally introduce myself as the new Field Director at AU. Since I started work in late January, it’s been a very busy and productive time (even with the snow storm interruption last week), and I am just now getting my feet under me and starting to move ahead. I’m very excited to be working at AU. Read more
A Georgia group apparently thinks forcing more prayer into public schools will cure all sorts of societal problems.
During a rally yesterday on the steps of the Georgia State Capitol, a group called the Legislative Clergy Council gathered along with a handful of clergy and some students from Morehouse College in support of a student prayer bill. Read more