A Response to Rick Perry’s ‘Strong’ Campaign Ad

By now, you’ve probably seen Rick Perry‘s new campaign video: I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a Christian, but you don’t need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there’s something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can’t openly celebrate Christmas or pray [Read More...]

FEC Releases Records That Show Catholic Non-Profit’s GOP Robocalls

A trio of FEC commissioners just issued a statement urging a penalty for a religious group that violated disclosure requirements. To understand why they were concerned and how the FEC in general got it wrong, we have to go back a few years. During the 2008 presidential election, a group called Informed Catholic Citizens (their website [Read More...]

Patton Oswalt on ‘Boy vs. Bachmann’

Comedian Patton Oswalt spoke to Keith Olbermann about the video featuring a young boy telling Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann that his lesbian mother “doesn’t need any fixing.” It gets to the point many of you made that the boy may have been coerced to say what he did by his mother: [Read more...]

A Primer on RLUIPA

Gary Mortara, pastor at the Faith Fellowship Church in San Leandro, CA, wanted to move his congregation into a bigger building (PDF). The plans he submitted to the city, though, called for use of a building located in an area of town that was zoned for a job promotion initiative and did not permit religious [Read More...]