Post Tagged with: "Establishment Clause"

Judge’s Mandatory Church Attendance Does Not Violate the U.S. Constitution

Judge’s Mandatory Church Attendance Does Not Violate the U.S. Constitution

January 8, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

by Adam Freedman Can a judge sentence you to church?  An Oklahoma judge’s decision to require a youthful offender to attend church has provoked near-universal criticism as an unconstitutional breach of religious freedom.  But the conventional wisdom is wrong: the judge’s sentence does not violate the Constitution. Shortly before Thanksgiving, […]

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At Christmastime, Ignore the Heckler’s Veto

At Christmastime, Ignore the Heckler’s Veto

December 18, 2012 at 9:00 am 1 comment

by Andy Norman Most scholars, jurists, and those who love God recognize that preserving our religious freedoms in the United States today is inseparably linked with promoting religious diversity.  When the new, the small, the controversial, and the unpopular are able to express their beliefs freely, we all benefit. That […]

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The Dubious Argument that the Establishment Clause Bars Pro-Life Laws

The Dubious Argument that the Establishment Clause Bars Pro-Life Laws

October 25, 2012 at 10:15 am 2 comments

by Jessica Bell I’ll admit it: I read comments on online news stories. I like to get a sense of the opinions of laypeople who are motivated enough about a topic (or have enough free time) to weigh in. I have found that whenever the topic of abortion arises, invariably […]

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A Cricket’s Conscience Conundrum

A Cricket’s Conscience Conundrum

September 20, 2012 at 8:30 am 1 comment

by Marie A. Connelly Jiminy Cricket once urged Pinocchio to “always let your conscience be your guide.”  He instructed Pinocchio to do the right thing and summon his conscience to help him distinguish right from wrong.   The story of Pinocchio teaches us that a well-formed conscience is necessary for moral […]

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