Religious Right leaders have complained a lot about President Barack Obama since he took office in January of 2009. Among their litany of gripes is that the president doesn’t go to church very often.
When the Family Research Council (FRC) and other Religious Right groups advocate against marriage equality in the courts and in the public square, they usually base their argument on bogus studies and other more-or-less secular rationales.
All victories on behalf of church-state separation are important, but some have a greater impact than others.
The Supreme Court heard arguments today about the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the 1996 law that bars the federal government from recognizing the civil marriages of same-sex couples.
I was fortunate enough to snag a seat in the press gallery for the oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court this morning in the Proposition 8 case, Hollingsworth v. Perry.
There has been a lot of talk lately by some lawmakers about creating a national federal voucher for religious and other private schools. But until last week, not much had come of it.
One obvious takeaway from the 2012 election cycle was that many houses of worship are brazenly engaging in partisan political activity, even though the federal tax code says they can’t do that and remain tax exempt.
Let’s say you went down to the local widget factory and applied for a supervisor’s job. You’re experienced and have in fact supervised widget factories in the past. But during the interview, you’re quizzed about your religious beliefs and fail to get the job because you don’t go to church.