For many people, the name “Castro” evokes tyranny and the stifling of freedoms: religion, conscience, the press, assembly, speech. All these principles we hold dear in the United States. All were enshrined in the First Amendment to the constitution. Now a new Castro has made a frontal attack on religious freedom in
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Today’s Washington Post editorial is titled, “The Supreme Court Must Finish the Job on Same Sex Equality.” In it, we read: The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in a case widely expected to decide a great civil rights issue of this century: what the Constitution demands on same-sex marriage.
This is post 2 of 2 in the series “jihadists or atheists” In part 1 we suggested that religious freedom is under assault by the new atheists. “Surrender your freedom of religion and conscience or we will crush you!” Consider recent developments surrounding the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).
This is post 1 of 2 in the series “jihadists or atheists” We are witnessing an oppressive assault on religious freedom both here and abroad. The attack is coming from religious fundamentalists, jihadists in the East and secularists in the West. We cannot read or watch international news without seeing
How long will Christian freedom remain in North America? Unless the direction of our nations change dramatically, citizens of the United States and Canada will soon have occasion to apply these unforgettable lines credited to the German anti-Nazi, theologian, and Lutheran pastor, Martin Niemöller. Niemöller’s words carry insight
Religious freedom is under attack globally … … in many Asian nations where a residue of Communism forces the church to operate underground. … in the rise of the so-called “Arab Spring” where Christians and reformed-minded Muslims who once had a modicum of protection under secular tyrants are now threatened by Muslim