Religion that is prescribed by a privileged few to control the lives of the many obfuscates human dignity, limits and cheapens life abundant, substitutes the trivial for the transcendent, and elevates a cruel justice that cannot admit its need for mercy.
July 1, 2022
Bad Faith History: The End of Roe v. Wade and The Supreme Court’s Myth about Abortion in the United States
The world that the Court’s opinion imagines is intimately (and frighteningly) consonant with a white, Christian nationalist vision of our nation.
July 1, 2022
Many lament the obliteration of bipartisan politics: too few acknowledge it as a casualty of the idea that America is a "Christian nation".
May 25, 2022
The tendentious historical origins of American Catholic Conservatism
October 29, 2020
Governmental recognition of religious liberty is a pressing issue in our current politics. The 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act states that a generally applicable federal statute may not substantially burden “a person’s exercise of religion” un...
May 11, 2017
Last week, in the case of Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the U.S. Supreme Court took up the question of whether Texas’ statute raising safety standards at abortion clinics, and requiring abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges, i...
March 10, 2016
Religious liberty is far down the path towards becoming a party-line culture war issue. And that is a disaster for religious liberty. In extended questions and answers about religious liberty in the Republican presidential debate on February 25, ...