Church and State
by | Jul 21, 2019

At a recent gathering of Baptists, an adept assured us that Critical Race Theory and Intersectional Theory supplied us with “analytical tools” offering us “selective insights” for employment in our quest to “understand multifaceted social dynamics.” We just had to…

by | Jul 15, 2019

On June 23, The American Spectator’s senior editor George Neumayr was told that he was banned from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, he was asked to leave by security, who stated that there was a…

by | Jul 4, 2019

As an exercise in self-immolation this July 4th fireworks season, I read Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissenting opinion in the Bladensburg cross case. It’s a flaming attack upon religious freedom — the first freedom in our Bill of Rights. At the…

by | Jun 12, 2019

Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, faces yet another lawsuit for alleged discrimination against the LGBT community. The Colorado baker refrains from baking cakes that violate his Christian convictions, and this time, he spurned a transgendered person. This time around…

by | Jun 6, 2019

On Sunday, the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, made an unexpected stop at McLean Bible Church in northern Virginia. Unlike so many of us, the President wasn’t going for the coffee and donuts. On the contrary,…

by | Apr 16, 2019

The image of the Cathedral of Notre Dame engulfed in flames will remain seared in memories. I was made aware of it when a student burst into my office shouting that the magnificent church was on fire. I was about…

by | Apr 15, 2019

UPDATE: My dear editor asked me to add some context to this post. First, the imagery of the beautiful sky, billowing smoke, shocked faces, and deep sadness feels like 9/11. It feels bigger than the loss of lives and two…

by | Mar 25, 2019

In the last century, and especially the last decade, the locus of church-state or “Free Exercise” conflicts, and related Supreme Court cases, has shifted from arguments over legislative enactments to controversies surrounding administrative or agency decisions. Moreover, many of these…

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