The Obama Administration recently issued the latest in a series of regulations designed to ensure that Americans have access to affordable birth control, but the move is unlikely to resolve litigation over the matter, says Americans United. Read more
President Barack Obama’s White House website stresses that he is a civil rights president who is “leading the fight to protect everyone – no matter who you are, where you’re from, what you look like, or who you love.” Yet, the president continues to enforce a policy that allows taxpayer-funded religious discrimination. Read more
Proposed regulations released today by nine federal agencies will bring about necessary reforms to the rules that apply to partnerships between the government and faith-based social-services providers, Americans United for Separation of Church and State says. Read more
President Barack Obama urged faith groups to “speak out” in a “more forceful fashion” on the subject of poverty and argued that there is a “transformative power” in religion to help low-income people during a May 12 discussion at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
The event was part of a three-day symposium hosted by the university’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life and the National Association of Evangelicals, reported Religion News Service. About 700 people attended the symposium, which promised attendees a faith-based look at pressing social issues. Read more
Last week an article began circulating on social media claiming that 57 percent of Republicans in a recent poll said they believe Christianity should be the country’s official religion.
I didn’t want to believe this at first. I figured it must be an internet poll, or one that relied on a confusing question. Read more
Right on cue, the right wing is in high dudgeon over comments President Barack Obama made during last week’s National Prayer Breakfast that are supposedly anti-Christian and offensive.
The president was pointing out that the terror and bloodshed of groups like ISIS is hardly unique from an historical perspective. Read more
I’ll be honest: I’m not a huge fan of the National Prayer Breakfast. It’s a privately sponsored event, but every year the president attends and there’s often a lot of talk about God and country. It seems like another example of the annoying “civil religion” that so plagues our nation. Read more
A group in Mississippi is collecting signatures for a ballot initiative to change the state constitution in several ways.
The proposal put forth by the Magnolia State Heritage Campaign is pretty wide-ranging and is being pitched as a way to protect “Southern” (read: pro-Confederate) culture. It contains 12 subsections. Read more
News that President Obama did not attend Christmas church services has reignited a public debate over the president’s true religious affiliation. The New York Times reports that in lieu of church, Obama celebrated the holiday by singing carols, opening presents with his family and greeting soldiers at a local military base in his birth state, Hawaii.