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Religion News Service
Jun 28 2022
Supreme Court Ruling Proves Once Again That Religion And Education Are Inseparable
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that Maine’s policy of allowing parents to use school vouchers for religious schools was not a violation of the establishment clause of the First Amendment, which prohibits the national government from establishing a state religion. In a rare moment of principle, Chief Justice John Roberts rightly asserted in the majority opinion that excludingThe Federalist
May 05 2022
Some religions support abortion rights. Their leaders are speaking up.
After an abortion law took effect in Texas last fall that allows private citizens to sue someone who performs an abortion or helps someone obtain one after six weeks of pregnancy, Rabbi Mara Nathan, the senior rabbi at Temple Beth-El in San Antonio, knew she wanted to address it in a sermon.
“It definitely felt like a risky sermon to give,” she said, “but I felt like I really didn’tNBC News (Online)
Dec 28 2021
More Government, Less Religion—the Progressive Doctrine
One great mystery is the persistent refusal of those on the left to abandon what is clearly not true.
That is, that the means for reducing the burden of poverty is more government spending.
It all really started in the 1960s under President Lyndon B. Johnson. He declared in his State of the Union address in January 1964 an “unconditional war on poverty in America.” Despite tensThe Daily Signal
Mar 13 2023
Virginia School District Scrubs Test Question That Equated Political Stance To Race, Gender
Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia, scrubbed a test question that appeared on a college-level civics exam which asked students to compare liberals and conservatives to specific genders and races, according to The Associated Press. A multiple choice question on an Advanced Placement (AP) Government test asked students “which of the following is an accurate comparison of liberals versusThe Daily Caller
Sep 09 2015
Kim Davis and the Freedom of Religion
The Kim Davis situation raises interesting questions about the meaning and practical effect of the freedom of religion. Although, for reasons that I will explain, the issue today is one of public policy, rather than constitutional law, the evolution of constitutional principles in this realm is illuminating.HuffPost
Mar 16 2023
Jews most favorably viewed religious group in U.S., Pew study says
Judaism is the most favorably viewed religion in the United States, according to a Pew Research Center study, despite a rise in antisemitic incidents across the country.
Jews scored a net +28 rating in the analysis released Wednesday. The study also found that Americans generally view Roman Catholics and mainline Protestants favorably but tend to view Muslims, atheists and members ofWashington Times
Aug 22 2015
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Mar 25 2023
Why We Disagree on “Truth” in 2023 and How We Can Change That
Jessica Carpenter is the Chief Marketing Officer at BridgeUSA (Mixed). She has a Center bias.
In 2023, it’s not enough to just politicize ideas, people and identities. No, the newest frontier that politicization has seeped into is, in my opinion, far scarier, and it serves as the foundation from which all else is decided: the truth.
On March 16, the Atlantic released aJessica Carpenter
Mar 08 2023
Michigan Lawmakers OK LGBTQ+ Rights Bill; Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to Sign
Michigan has finally said yes to banning anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination, and it will be the 22nd state to do so through legislation. The Michigan House of Representatives Wednesday approved a bill expanding the state’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression, Bridge Michigan reports. The act, first adopted in 1976,The Advocate