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by | Sep 5, 2022

Hollywood loves to produce screen fare about liberal lawyers who challenge the powerful right-wing Establishment machine and win. By far the best of these is Sidney Lumet’s 1982 masterpiece, The Verdict, featuring Paul Newman in his finest late role, with…

by | Jul 30, 2022

It is a modern conceit that if we do not identify the unprovable first principles in our life, we have no religion. Religion, says this conceit, is something that others have. We have truth. All of us seek the deepest…

by | Jul 9, 2022

In one of the most significant Supreme Court terms in memory, in which big wins came down on gun rights and abortion and the environment, conservatives also claimed convincing victories in the three big religious liberty cases that were on…

by | Jul 2, 2022

In one of his most moving speeches, President Ronald Reagan declared: “Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on for…

by | Jun 2, 2022

A Wisconsin man won a settlement last week from the nation’s largest employer in a religious liberty case. Ed Hedican applied in 2016 for a job as assistant manager at the Hayward, Wisconsin, Walmart store. Hedican is a member of…

by | May 25, 2022

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments last week in a case with substantial implications for religious schools’ freedom to require their employees to uphold and practice certain beliefs. The case concerns a guidance counselor, Lynn Starkey, who was…

by | Jun 20, 2021

It’s impossible to divorce politics and religion. We earnestly hope people are motivated in their political commitments by their deepest sense of who they are and what is their purpose here and are imbued with the consciousness that we are…

by | May 22, 2021

The Declaration of Independence says “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” On the campaign trail in 2020, Joe…

by | Aug 30, 2020

No religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.     – Article VI Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.     – Amendment I We…

by | Dec 22, 2019

Chances are, if you learned about the history of modern political freedom in high school or university, you were taught that it advanced as the Western world retreated from religion. Freedom of religion meant freedom from religion. With intelligent people…

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