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Marines Return to Being "Crusaders"

Chris Rodda | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Under new leadership, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 is going back to being the "Crusaders," complete with an insignia of a crusader shield with a big red cross on it and a crusader knight as its mascot.

The War On Religion: A View From The Trenches

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.11.2012 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

The claim by Republicans that there is a war on religion turns reality on its head and attempts to make victims out of perpetrators.

You Can Have Your Constitution and We Will Have the Revolution

Alaa Al Aswany | Posted 06.03.2012 | World
Alaa Al Aswany

Write the constitution as you wish, but it will remain your constitution. You will not be able to impose it on the people. The revolution will continue until it frees Egypt of despotism and restores authority to the people, regardless of the deal between the Brotherhood and the military.

Jon Ward

Rick Santorum Again Criticizes Kennedy's Separation Of Church And State Speech | Jon Ward | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Friday, as Mitt Romney continued to consolidate establishment support for his presidential candidacy within the Republican Party, get...

Crisis Of Conscience

Dan Bucatinsky | Posted 05.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Dan Bucatinsky

There's new legislation in Virginia allowing private yet state-subsidized adoption agencies to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation if, you know, they feel it violates their religious or moral convictions. So much for the wall of separation between Church and State.

"Get Out!" Santorum, Perkins and the Religious Right's Vision of America

Peter Montgomery | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Peter Montgomery

Even if one feels charitably inclined toward Pastor Terry, it must be acknowledged that anyone hearing his remarks could quite fairly assume that he was equating Americanism with Christianity.

A Mother's Fight: Documentary On Separation Of Church And State Shows How the Right Has It Wrong

Chris Benson | Posted 05.15.2012 | Religion
Chris Benson

Stop for a moment. Think about it. Think about it critically. Organized religious activity in public schools is unconstitutional. And for good reason.

Opening a Gate in the Wall of Separation of Church and State

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Anthony D. Romero

For an election that was supposed to be all about the economy, we're spending a lot of time on the role religion should play in public life.

So Far Right, It's Wrong: The GOP Breaks From History

Meredith Bagby | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Meredith Bagby

America is better when it has two strong political parties that balance the extremes. But over the last generation, the Republican Party has indulged its extremes in an effort to secure votes and lost its bearings. All Americans -- not just Republicans -- are the lesser for it.

Jon Ward

Lawsuit Against Obama Birth Control Mandate Signals Culture Wars Jump | Jon Ward | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For 17 years, The Becket Fund has been a small, nonprofit law firm known for defending religious liberty cases for people of many faiths...

Religion in Novels Is Better Than Religion in Politics!

Dave Astor | Posted 05.09.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Yes, many novels have religious content that dominates a book or at least adds a small thread to its tapestry. Some of these novels take a jaundiced view of religion, while others treat it more kindly.

Protestants Marrying Santorum Should Use Contraception

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Leaving aside Ron Paul, there are four candidates remaining in the presidential race. The three top Republicans are comprised of two are Roman Catholics and a Mormon. Pity the poor right-wing Protestants.

Rick Santorum and John F. Kennedy

Abner S. Greene | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Abner S. Greene

While religious freedom sometimes permits a role for religion in politics, other times it requires the opposite, a lawmaking process based in secular justifications, without formal church involvement.

Howard Fineman

America Faces Its First True Religious Party | Howard Fineman | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio -- It's time for the pancake breakfast in the basement meeting hall of St. Peter's Catholic Church in this faded but proud industri...

Santorum, Cardinal Dolan And The Tinfoil Hat: Who Gets Into The Public Square?

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 05.05.2012 | Religion
G. Elijah Dann

Santorum and Dolan are at least right on one point. No one should be saying that religious people can't participate in the public square. The reality is, however, the public square has a cacophony of voices.

Church, State to Fight in Pay-Per-View Deathmatch

Spencer Green | Posted 05.05.2012 | Comedy
Spencer Green

The long-awaited battle between Church and State will finally be played out this April at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in a live winner-take-all, HBO pay-per-view contest that is being dubbed "The Collision About Religion."

Protect The Boundaries Between Religion And Government

Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy | Posted 05.05.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy

Across more than 50 years of ministry, the overarching theme of my work has been protecting the boundaries between religion and government because I value both.

The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere

Christopher Lane | Posted 05.05.2012 | Religion
Christopher Lane

A debate about the scope and limits of secularism has begun to collide once more with those wanting to increase the power and presence of religion in the public sphere.

Separate The Church And The Candidate

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 05.02.2012 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Mr. Santorum, don't talk about who belongs to which "stripe of Christianity"; embrace all the stripes, colors and stars. Don't hint about who is the real Christian candidate; instead, be the real American candidate.

Beware Of The Politicostals! The Catastrophic Threat Of Religious Capitalism In The U.S.

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.01.2012 | Religion
Sarah O'Leary

U.S. Religious Capitalism, humbly defined, is the buying and selling of American souls for the purposes of gaining political and economic power.

Separation Of Church And Santorum

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 05.01.2012 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

If separation of church and state really exists, at the end of the day neither one of our faiths should be afforded greater legitimacy under the law.

Judge OKs Church's Use Of School Space In The Bronx

AP | By LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 02.29.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK -- A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected an attempt by New York City to keep churches out of its public schools while a judge decides...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney And Rick Santorum's Bizarre February Boxing Match | Jon Ward | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's a leap year, which means Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum will have to live one more day in February 2012, a month they'd both like to...

When Church Met State: A New Romantic Comedy From Rick Santorum

Paul_Johnson | Posted 04.30.2012 | Comedy


Rick Santorum's "Sickness"

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Anthony D. Romero

From trying to put government-sponsored prayer and creationism in our schools to the controversy over allowing employers to discriminate against women, Santorum's career has been marked by opposition to the First Amendment's wall between government and religious institutions.