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Taking on some of the most difficult issues between LGBT rights and some faith communities, a new book helps frame civil dialogue and finds guiding principles to mediate conflicts. […] Read More

In the workplace, most believe everyone should have a fair chance to earn a living and provide for a family without fear of harassment or discrimination. With the high court’s new conservative majority, that could change next term. […] Read More

“Fair and balanced” is the trademarked moniker of Fox News Channel. The phrase is also in the title of Al Franken’s 2003 book “Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right.” President George W. Bush said his decision to commute Scooter Libby’s conviction for perjury and obstruction […] Read More

President Bush thanked Southern Baptists for their support of two justices he appointed to the United States Supreme Court, swing votes in a recent decision upholding a federal ban on partial-birth abortion. “I appreciate the fact that Southern Baptists understand the importance of fair-minded and impartial judges to our democracy,” Bush said Wednesday via satellite […] Read More

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Sunday defended comments in his latest book that an “out-of-control” judiciary is the most serious threat to face American democracy in nearly 400 years of history. Interviewed May 1 on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” Robertson, 75, said liberal judges out to dismantle Christian culture are more serious than Al […] Read More

This is a tough time to be a judge in America. Big names from the world of religion and politics claim that the judiciary is “out of control.” These judicial reformers are working overtime to, in their words, give the courts back to the people. What they are really doing, however, is working to build […] Read More

Unless you have been on silent retreat in another world this past month, you have experienced the media overload surrounding the tragic case of Terri Schiavo. As a pastor, I feel grief for a family whose internal conflict over the decision of when to say good-bye to a loved one accelerated into a national death […] Read More

People of faith who helped re-elect President Bush now expect him to appoint conservative Supreme Court justices who will oppose abortion, religious leader James Dobson said Sunday. Interviewed by George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week” news program, Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, termed the naming of federal judges “the key to everything” for […] Read More

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals made a fatal blunder in its inflammatory decision regarding the Pledge of Allegiance. Under the guise of striking all religious references from the language of our republic, it proceeded to base this decision on theology, and very faulty theology at that. Writing for the majority, Justice Alfred Goodwin declared, […] Read More

Bible-Belt states have been more likely to execute mentally retarded defendants than other states, according to data compiled by the publication Mental Retardation and the Death Penalty Information Center. Thirty-two of the 35 mentally retarded defendants given the death penalty between 1984 and 2000 were executed in southern states, statistics show. “The fact that so […] Read More