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Wall of Separation

Rick Perry, Say "Bye Bye"

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.21.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Coming off his embarrassingly disastrous "oops" run for the presidency four years ago, Rick Perry announced this week that most staffers will no longer receive salaries due to much lower than expected financial donations in his current crawl to the highest office in the land.

Walls Come Tumbling Down -- or Do They?

William D. Chalmers | Posted 01.10.2015 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

Everything old is new again. Walls are back in style.

Expansive Government Threatens Religious Liberty, the First Freedom

Doug Bandow | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Americans should be protected from interference with their faith as well as attempts by others to impose their beliefs. The institutions of government and church should be kept far apart, while the political realm is left open to arguments of all sorts, whether based on theism, humanism, or something else.

A New Understanding of Legislative Prayer

Bruce Ledewitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bruce Ledewitz

The problem is, of course, that such prayers seem an obvious affront to the governmental neutrality toward religion that Supreme Court precedent interpreting the Establishment Clause of the first amendment requires.

Breaking Down The Wall Of Separation From JFK To Santorum And Romney

Denis Lacorne | Posted 04.28.2012 | Religion
Denis Lacorne

The reversal of viewpoints on the role of religion in politics points to the danger of calling into question the existence of a wall of separation between church and state.

Well, Don't We Liberals Hate the Public God?

Bruce Ledewitz | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Bruce Ledewitz

Yes, the use of the word God in politics is always a claim about objective values. But it is not always or even usually a theological argument about whether God exists. The left needs to understand this.

Why Fight About the Pledge of Allegiance?

Bruce Ledewitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Ledewitz

The problem of God-language in the public square is much deeper than the Pledge of Allegiance or the national motto, In God We Trust.

Netroots Nation Confronts Church and State

Bruce Ledewitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bruce Ledewitz

Fighting against religious imagery has only helped the religious right. It is time to give up on the principle of the purely secular state and try to find common ground between secularists and religious believers.