Secular Blog

February 23, 2012 - 4:41 pm

The Virginia state legislature is ruffling a lot of feathers recently—and heavily blurring the line between religion and government.

February 16, 2012 - 4:39 pm

In the last few weeks the issue of religious liberty has exploded nationally.

The spark that lit the flame was the implementation of the Department of Health and Human Services’ rule requiring that all employers include contraceptive services coverage in the health insurance they provide to employees.

February 9, 2012 - 12:40 pm

We must draw a distinction between an individual's right to practice his or her religion without interference from the government and an organization's "right" to impose its religious views on its employees.

January 25, 2012 - 12:58 pm

Jessica Ahlquist—the Rhode Island teenager who successfully fought her school for its unconstitutional prayer display—has come under attack from multiple directions: fellow classmates, community members, and even a State Rep., Peter G.

January 24, 2012 - 4:56 pm

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, following pressure from his Republican rivals for the party nomination to face President Barack Obama in the November election, released his tax records from 2010 as well as estimates for his 2011 taxes today. Romney's tax returns highlight an important issue of religious privileging in our tax code.

January 23, 2012 - 12:50 pm

For me the highlight of the South Carolina primary campaign was hearing Stephen Colbert speak to an overflow crowd on my College of Charleston campus.

January 19, 2012 - 11:47 am

If I believed in a god, and one with a sense of humor, I would think she had a big chuckle over timing the South Carolina Republican primary for the same week the nation celebrates Martin Luther King Day.

January 17, 2012 - 2:28 pm

Christianity and many other religions are sometimes described by category, rather than by denomination, as conservative, liberal or cultural. To that, I would add a fourth category: political Christian, i.e. a candidate for public office who feels the need to profess deeply held Christian beliefs.

January 5, 2012 - 4:30 pm

The first contest for the upcoming 2012 presidential election took place in Iowa on Tuesday, and reshaped the landscape of Republican presidential nominees. 

December 28, 2011 - 3:03 pm

In the United States, the right to religious liberty is protected from the government by the First Amendment by two clauses: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof[.]”