Faith (page 9)

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    Keep your religion out of politics. Wait, I’m not talking about Moral Mondays.

    Freedom of religion is secured in the same First Amendment that goes on to secure freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom to assemble and petition the government. Think about that. Think about it again.
    Jon Sanders, February 22, 2019
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    Federal court sees discrimination against Christian student groups

    Nicole Russell writes for the Federalist about a recent court ruling in favor of First Amendment rights on a flagship public university campus. On Wednesday, a federal court ruled that the University of Iowa had illegally targeted religious groups for requiring their leaders to follow their faith. As…
    Mitch Kokai, February 12, 2019
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    Martin Center column highlights Simone Weil’s educational approach

    Jessica Hooten Wilson writes for the Martin Center about a Christian approach to education. When I question students at my Christian college about how their faith affects their learning practices, they stare blankly at me or scribble a note about being motivated by the true, good, and beautiful. But…
    Mitch Kokai, February 1, 2019
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    Socially isolated voters

    Donald Trump elicited the same kind of hopeful expectation among his voters in 2016 that Barack Obama did among his voters in 2008 and 2012. In his forthcoming book, Alienated America, Tim Carney takes another look at who those Trump voters were and finds that many of them identified…
    Joseph Coletti, January 30, 2019
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    Keeping the Bible out of public schools … for a different reason than you might expect

    David Harsanyi of the Federalist argues that biblical literacy is too important to entrust to public schools. Critics claim that teaching biblical literacy is a violation of the separation of church and state. “Anything that might send a message to our children that you have to be a…
    Mitch Kokai, January 30, 2019
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    Is marriage about values or value?

    In his influential book, Coming Apart, Charles Murray made a compelling case for the cultural differences between affluent (white) Americans and working class (white) Americans. Among the differences were marriage and divorce rates. Wealthier whites marry and divorce at the same rates as in the past. Poorer whites marry…
    Joseph Coletti, January 28, 2019
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    Shapiro laments a ‘secular inquisition’

    Ben Shapiro explains at National Review Online why it’s time for religious Americans to “wake up.” We’re entering the age of mainstream anti-religious bigotry. In the past, American-brand religious bigotry has been largely internecine in fashion; to quote comic songster Tom Lehrer, “the Protestants hate the Catholics, and…
    Mitch Kokai, January 24, 2019
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    French laments progressives’ attacks on Christians

    David French of National Review Online detects an anti-Christian ideology emerging within progressive politics. One of the hallmarks of populism is that it rarely represents mass mobilization simply for the people. It’s also typically mass mobilization against an opposing force — whether it’s the hated elite or the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 23, 2019