Faith (page 3)

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    A disturbing Capitol incident for those of faith

    Christopher Bedford of the Federalist considers the larger context of a controversial comment uttered this week on Capitol Hill. Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver caused a social media storm Monday, closing a public prayer with “Amen and a woman,” as if the Hebrew word meaning “let it be” was somehow…
    Mitch Kokai, January 7, 2021
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    Disturbing threats to religious liberty

    Adam White writes for Commentary magazine about recent developments that bode ill for America’s climate of religious liberty. Indeed, when President Bill Clinton signed RFRA into law in 1993, he alluded to the Founding Fathers who wrote the First Amendment: “They well understood what could happen to this…
    Mitch Kokai, January 4, 2021
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    Anti-religious activists on the rise

    Ryan Everson writes for the Federalist about a troubling element of 2020’s unsettled times. In the chaotic year of 2020, anti-religious activists have learned that the best place to hide is in a crowd. With news cycles crowded by COVID-19, nationwide protests and riots, a contentious election, and…
    Mitch Kokai, December 17, 2020
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    The Supreme Court and ‘pandemic tyrants’

    Jonathan Tobin writes for the Federalist about the U.S. Supreme Court’s opportunity to defend religious liberty against overly burdensome government restrictions. The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and its ultra-Orthodox Jewish clients beat New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in October. Can they make it two in a row?…
    Mitch Kokai, November 25, 2020
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    More bad news about Chinese oppression

    Joel Gehrke of the Washington Examiner reports the latest disturbing news about China’s efforts to thwart freedom. Chinese officials are developing high-tech mechanisms to monitor and suppress religious believers as an alternative to physical detention camps, according to a senior United States diplomat. “The big one that really…
    Mitch Kokai, November 18, 2020
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    The role of disdain in politics

    Michael Brendan Dougherty of National Review Online ponders recent reports that President Trump makes fun of selected church leaders. Know who else makes fun of people such as Creflo Dollar and Benny Hinn, and who thinks they are full-of-it hustlers and con men? Many conservative religious Trump voters.
    Mitch Kokai, October 1, 2020
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    Martin Center column explores religion on campus

    Anthony Hennen writes for the Martin Center about the role of religion on college campuses. Across higher education, campuses have changed how they deal with religion. It used to be seen as something at odds with academic freedom and science. Now, however, some campus administrators and advocates want students…
    Mitch Kokai, September 28, 2020