Tag Archives: America
Rabbi Kenneth Shuster states that church-state separation and the separation of powers protect the rights of minorities and ‘the legitimate interests of all.’ This means that the majority at times may not agree with judicial rulings but judicial supremacy is … Continue reading
Three students at the University of Kansas started the ‘We Are Atheism’ campaign to encourage atheists to ‘come out’. Atheists claim they are often viewed as abnormal and to have lost friends when admitting to be unbelievers. Some claim that … Continue reading
Book Review: Wellspring of Liberty: How Virginia’s Religious Dissenters Helped Win the American Revolution and Secured Religious Liberty
Wellspring of Liberty: How Virginia’s Religious Dissenters Helped Win the American Revolution and Secured Religious Liberty Author: John A. Ragosta New York: Oxford University Press. 2010. Pp. viii, 261. $34.95. It is generally well known that post-Revolutionary War political developments in … Continue reading
Under the ‘ministerial exception’ rule, courts have refused to hear cases involving dismissal of ministers. Yet this same rule is used by religious institutions against employees who cannot be ministers. Employees who cannot be clergy according to the tenants of … Continue reading
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) claims that the US is becoming anti-Christian because the Obama administration has refused to allow government money to be spent on social programs that comply with Catholic teaching but which non-Catholic US taxpayers … Continue reading
Attorney Michael Peabody analyzes USCCB’s claim of US being anti-Christian and attacking religious liberty and the use of taxpayer money funding beliefs in a society where not everyone believes the same. See Opinion.
In 1790 George Washington wrote a letter to the Jewish synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island. The letter is addressed “To the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island”. In his letter, George Washington said that the United States gave the world … Continue reading
Article VI of the US Constitution states: ‘no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.’ However, a religious test appears to be facing Mitt Romney. See Full Story.
A new survey reveals that Americans who believe God has given the US a special role in world history also tend to favour military force over diplomacy and believe that torture is warranted under certain conditions. White Evangelicals were more … Continue reading
A Duke University professor claims statistics show America’s religious faith is declining. He states that “shrinking congregations, growing dissatisfaction with religious leaders and rising numbers of people who do not think about faith” provides evidence of America’s waning faith. Also … Continue reading