religious-freedom

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Did Pa. Supreme Court Justice David Wecht herald the death of God? | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - September 16, 2021

I have a book coming out in a few weeks that argues that America’s deep divisions are the fallout from the Death of God proclaimed by the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche in 1882. But, I am asked, how can God be dead when most Americans say that they believe in God and almost half of Americans […]

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America won’t find God. But we might find something else | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - May 4, 2021

We can’t and won’t all find God. But we can reconnect with each other within a beneficent universe.

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How self-proclaimed ‘prophets’ from a growing Christian movement provided religious motivation for the Capitol rioters | Analysis

BY: - January 20, 2021

White evangelical leaders have provided religious justification and undying support for Trump’s presidency, including his most racially incendiary rhetoric and policies.

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Praise the Lord and pass the pipe bombs: The deadly intersection of Trumpism and religion | Opinion

BY: - January 14, 2021

When I saw those “patriots” break through barricades in D.C. and storm the Capitol, I got it. They were like my parents, who would never storm the Capitol but haven’t lost faith.

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The one religious question that Amy Coney Barrett shouldn’t have to answer | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - October 7, 2020

Barrett should not be criticized concerning her religious and moral commitments. She should be criticized over her lack of concern for justice.

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If we’re serious about protecting religious liberty, we need universal healthcare | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - July 15, 2020

In the interests of social peace, and the long-term protection of religious liberty, the availability of medical care must be separated from employment.

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Campaign 2020: How an old debate over religion in school is opening up again | Opinion

BY: - January 17, 2020

By David Mislin As the 2020 election approaches in the United States, President Donald Trump is adding school prayer to the list of contentious issues up for debate. At a rally in early January he announced plans to “safeguard students’ and teachers’ First Amendment rights to pray in our schools.” On the schedule of the […]

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This is the Notre Dame speech that Bill Barr should have given — and didn’t | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - January 3, 2020

Barr was partly to blame for the partisan reception of his speech. He couched his message in partisan terms, as an attack on secularists.

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This is why they call it ‘Easter,’ and other things you didn’t know about the holiday | Analysis

BY: - April 21, 2019

Christian and non-Christian (pagan) elements have continued to blend together.