Tag Archives: Church-State Separation
Here is a point I would like to make crystal clear. I do not believe the New Testament gives the church warrant to issue proclamations on political problems the nation may be facing, or on social issues. As a body … Continue reading
Is Israel a religious or secular society? Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel have been advocating segregation of gender in public places but a Rabbi has spoken out against such segregation stating that if the ultra-orthodox wish to have segregated bus lines, … Continue reading
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
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.
To pretend to a dominion over the conscience, is to usurp the prerogative of God. By the nature of things, the power of sovereigns is confined to political government. They have no right of punishment but over those who disturb … Continue reading
Should Jews and Muslims have the liberty to ritually slaughter their meat? Full Story
A Tulsa police captain has filed a federal lawsuit claiming his civil rights were violated after he was reassigned and placed under investigation for refusing to order officers to attend a voluntary social event at a mosque. Read Full Story.