One of the most cowardly ways for a presidential candidate to answer a public debate question like "Do you have a word from God?" is by saying yes. Why? Because the most courageous thing a candidate can do, for once, is remind Americans that "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States."
Wheaton College has made a profound choice -- belief over people. While claiming a position that values life, the College has made choices that value the potential life of a possible fertilized egg over the actual lives of students who may well require insurance coverage in the present to avoid or treat life-threatening and health-compromising conditions.
Orwell's Thought Police are functioning today in Iran. I know this because my cousin, Shahriar Cyrus, a husband, father of a young son and accomplished painter, was arrested last week in Iran in a similar fashion. Eleven representatives of Iran's Ministry of Intelligence came for him. His crime -- like that of hundreds of others -- was his belief.