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Jeff Walton
Jeff Walton directs the Anglican program at the Institute on Religion and Democracy in Washington, D.C.
by | May 6, 2014

News of the impending divorce of retired Episcopal Church Bishop Gene Robinson from Husband Mark Andrew swept into the papers this past weekend. In what was no doubt a pre-planned rollout, a statement was released to Robinson’s former diocese on…

by | Jan 21, 2013

Is the Washington National Cathedral the spiritual center of the nation? In the mind of the liberal Episcopal cathedral’s new dean, it should be. Such an assertion would surprise many of America’s churchgoers, the vast majority of whom are not…

by | Aug 1, 2012

War is being waged, and it isn’t overseas extremists, but rather Roman Catholic bishops who perpetrate the assault, according to the new head of a religious left group that fights for abortion on demand. “We can’t let religious bullies silence…

by | Nov 16, 2011

It’s commonly remarked that obfuscation is a job requirement for liberal bishops in the Episcopal Church. Never content with reading scripture’s plain meaning, they often explain away parts of the Bible that sound unpleasant to today’s supposedly enlightened ears. As…

by | Sep 21, 2011

I have a Real Clear Religion column arguing that the United Methodist Church has moved to the right of other, increasingly liberal mainline Protestant denominations.

by | Aug 10, 2011

After an intense burst of publicity following her decision to come out as a partnered lesbian, folk rock musician Jennifer Knapp is now touring for a different audience. Later this week, the former Christian music star will lecture at a…

by | Apr 27, 2011

New Jersey Governor James McGreevey famously declared himself a “gay American” at a 2004 press conference, where, flanked by his parents and wife, he resigned in disgrace after a male staffer alleged sexual harassment. He subsequently went through a bitter…

by | Jan 24, 2011

The New Year’s Day lesbian wedding of an Episcopal seminary president to a high ranking diocesan official has accelerated the long-running controversy over same-sex unions in both the U.S.-based Episcopal Church and the global Anglican Communion. At least eleven Anglican…

by | Jan 3, 2011

Revoking “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” has gotten all the attention of late. But the Obama Administration is involved in another related initiative that is potentially no less significant. Religious liberals in the United States have accused U.S. evangelicals of “exporting…

by | Sep 8, 2010

Glenn Beck got a lot of flak for his August 28 spiritual rally at the Lincoln Memorial from some who alleged he was usurping the memory of Martin Luther King’s iconic 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech there. But equally…

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