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Our federal Constitution is clear: in Article VI, it states “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.” With that, our Founders emphatically determined that the religiosity of our leaders should in no way impact their ability to serve in public office. Of [...]
The separation of Church and State was a novel concept when it was adopted by the young United States of America as part of the first amendment to its Constitution. These days, it is more closely associated with the complaints of Secular Humanists when federal officials attempt to install religious monuments on public property (or [...]
The Internet requires nothing new of us in the evaluation of ethical standards; it is merely another social medium that is distinguished primarily by its expediency and (presumed) anonymity. The larger, more interesting issue is the way in which this latest episode exposes the antique and irrelevant nature of what many of us interpret as [...]
Governor Perry is exploiting the tendency of social conservatives to fall over themselves in the conflation of religious and political life. Whether he is doing so as a cold political calculation or because he is a true believer is unknown to any but Perry himself. Regardless, as long as he and politicians like him are [...]