Secular Blog

March 8, 2012 - 11:05 am

It's almost surreal that in today's America, birth control can be seen as a "controversial" issue. A serious presidential contender strongly advocates against it, and Congress recently was just a few votes away from allowing employers to deny contraceptive coverage based on vague "moral or religious" objections.

February 29, 2012 - 5:00 pm

Note: This posting has been updated to reflect a statement released by the Romney campaign.

February 24, 2012 - 10:40 am

How a president would protect religious freedom is an important question, but Romney's answer sheds light on some alarming misconceptions about what religious freedom is, why it is important, and what really threatens it.

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.