Tag Archives: Freedom of Religion

Sharia Law: Constitutional Menace or a Religious Freedom?

When you hear the words, “Sharia Law,” what immediately comes to mind?  If you said an Islamic legal code that is incompatible with the laws of our nation and states, you would probably be in “good” company, at least in … Continue reading

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Methodists Cover Cross in NJ: Education Trumps Faith

In Neptune Township, NJ, education trumped faith with assists from the A.C.L.U. and some local Methodists.  I’m sure the Wesley Brothers would be so proud that the Great Auditorium, owned and operated by the Methodist-affiliated Camp Meeting Association, can host … Continue reading

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Westboro’s Free Speech Win: Repugnant Yet Right

“Speech is powerful. It can stir people to action, move them to tears of both joy and sorrow, and—as it did here—inflict great pain. On the facts before us, we cannot react to that pain by punishing the speaker.  As … Continue reading

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Democrats, the GCR & Stubborn Facts!

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence…”  John Adams (Argument in Defense of the British Soldiers in the Boston Massacre … Continue reading

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Baptist Birds & Kentucky Mosques

As a transplanted Southerner living in the high desert of New Mexico, I am constantly trying to disciple the church flock on the finer points of our cherished Baptist distinctives.  Every time that we have a potluck fellowship at church, it gives … Continue reading

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Obama’s Strange Reassurances of Faith

“However, I think that President Obama, through some of his own words and actions, including his outreach efforts to the Muslim world, his seeming indifference and/or hostility to Israel, his cancellation of the National Prayer Breakfast for two years in a row, and his … Continue reading

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Religious Liberty: Do You Hear What I Hear?

When I hear someone use the phrase, “separation of church and state,” I admit that my first reaction is negative.  While I am well aware of the history behind the phrase and the constitutional principle that it embodies, there can … Continue reading

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Virginia Baptists & Religious Liberty

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government … Continue reading

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The Slippery Slope Starts Somewhere

After two visits from F.B.I. agents, condemnations from General David Patraeus, President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Attorney General Eric Holder, and a personal phone call from Defense Secretary Robert Gates, the “pastor” of a small Gainesville-area church … Continue reading

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Dr. Laura, Free Speech & Hypocrisy!

I don’t listen to Dr. Laura Schlessinger anymore.  It’s not that she’s boring.  It’s not that I always disagree with the advice she gives to callers.  Why don’t I listen anymore?  Well, how can I answer that in a nice way?  I … Continue reading

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