Don’t financially ruin a Washington florist for being anti-gay

I wouldn’t want the state to harshly fine me if I declined to arrange flowers for the Westboro Baptist Church’s annual banquet. [Read more…]

‘Glitter Ash Wednesday’ is a terrible idea

During the imposition of ashes, we don’t need to fight the church’s greatest conflict. It is a moment of repentance for all Christians, gay and straight. [Read more…]

What’s next for Capitol & Cathedral, Jacob Lupfer’s religion and politics blog

Capitol & Cathedral had focused mostly on religion in the 2016 election. In 2017 I will continue writing about the intersection of faith and public life. [Read more…]

Forsaking whiteness: Is it possible? Would it help?

This is a vital, provocative question. I would be so curious to hear from others. Should we forsake race? What would that look like? Would it help? [Read more…]

How the ERLC became the premier evangelical public-policy organization

In recent years, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) has distinguished itself as the premier conservative evangelical political advocacy group. [Read more…]

His business background should help Trump, but it won’t

Seasoned executives may possess vital skills for presidential success that career politicians often lack. But there is a broad debate about whether and how business acumen translates to presidential effectiveness. [Read more…]

Does it matter if Trump really thinks abortion is evil?

Trump may be an unlikely hero, but Americans who wish to criminalize abortion will have no choice but to cheer his leadership on the issue. [Read more…]

Is The New York Times ignorant about religion?

New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet may not “get” religion, but he shouldn’t throw his colleagues under the bus. [Read more…]

Of course the National Cathedral should participate in Trump’s inauguration

Critics rightly point out that Trump is obnoxious and unchristian. But the Washington National Cathedral should not deny its ministry to him on the occasion of his inauguration. [Read more…]

Six faith leaders to read scripture, pray at Trump’s inauguration

Faith leaders, including some Trump critics, will pray at the inauguration: Samuel Rodriguez, Timothy Dolan, Paula White, Franklin Graham, Marvin Heir, and Wayne Jackson. [Read more…]