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Hosanna In The Highest Court

The allegations the Rev. Derrick Gomez brought against the North Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in 2008 were shocking.

Gomez, who is African American, asserted that during a three-year stint as the church’s mission director, he was shunned from staff meetings, forced to work in a supply closet and subjected to various racial epithets. He said the atmosphere got so bad he resigned.
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A Mistake Of Biblical Proportions: Dobson, Robertson Are Wrong About America Yet Again

As part of my morning routine here at Americans United, I tune into both Pat Robertson's 700 Club and James Dobson's Focus on the Family radio broadcast whenever the church-state debate takes center stage with the mainstream media. Read more

Metamorphosis: How A Baptist Boy Became A Pinko, Heathen Tool Of Satan

Is church-state separation a liberal concept – or a conservative one?

In a recent column in the Lexington Herald Leader, Kentucky preacher Paul Prather says such definitions are malleable. They can even morph over time from one extreme to the other.

Prather, now pastor of Bethesda Church near Mt. Sterling, found himself caught in a culture-war crossfire a few years ago. Read more

Supreme Prejudice: Scalia Says Government Can Promote Religion

The U.S. Supreme Court is gearing up to come back into session Oct. 5, and just in time for that, Justice Antonin Scalia has decided to pop off in the media about how much he hates church-state separation – again!

In what is billed as an "Historic Exclusive Interview" in the Brooklyn-based Orthodox   Jewish newspaper Hamodia, Scalia attacks one of the core concepts of church-state separation – the idea that government must remain neutral between religion and non-religion. Read more