Post Tagged with: "separation of church and state"

When Is a Church Not a Church?

When Is a Church Not a Church?

March 1, 2013 at 12:45 pm 0 comments

by Paul Coleman When is a church not a church? The answer – when the government says so. At least this is the case in several European countries, where a multi-tiered system is strictly operated and only the entities that reach the top tier are officially recognized as churches. While […]

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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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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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