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Church-State Separation and the Ongoing Culture Wars

Murali Balaji | Posted 06.16.2014 | Religion
Murali Balaji

This week, Louisiana lawmakers have begun debating a bill that would make the Bible the state's official book. The bill passed a House committee, with defenders arguing that the Bible's significance in the state's history merited the designation.

Politics Preaching Pastor Targeted By Church State Group

AP | DYLAN LOVAN | Posted 05.21.2012 | Religion

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- An eastern Kentucky Baptist pastor troubled by President Barack Obama's views on gay marriage violated federal law when he urged hi...

Rather Than a National Day of Prayer, How About a Humility Day?

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Surely, reasonable people -- those who are ready to tune out the hate talk for a few minutes and think for themselves -- can agree that you don't need an act of Congress to get Americans to pray.

Obama Vs McCain: OTB Policy Wonks Weigh In On Where The Candidates Stand On Key Issues

Off The Bus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Off The Bus

As the Wall Street crisis and recent bombing in Pakistan have made all too clear, there are crucial global, financial and social issues that the next president will be focused to grapple with. This week OffTheBus writers have tossed aside the lipstick and plunged into some of the most pressing issues in the election by analyzing key policy differences between Senators Barack Obama and John McCain.