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May 10, 2014
The Unexpected Consequences of Laws and Lies
Two of my recent posts at The American Conservative turned out to be about unintended consequences....
January 15, 2014
Churches Should Be Leery of Patriotism
In the most recent issue of First Things, one paragraph in Grant Kaplan's essay "Celibacy as...
January 09, 2014
Don’t Rely on the State to Legitimize your Faith
Germany's state-run schools all include religious education. In most districts, students can pick from Catholic,...
August 05, 2013
Legal Shortcuts So Sharp You’ll Cut Yourself
Sorry for the absence, readers! We've been short-staffed due to plague at work. This week...
June 08, 2013
Sex Ed is Obviously Meant to Teach…
Last Friday, I was on Sheila Liaugminas's Relevant Radio show ("A Closer Look") with a...
January 24, 2013
Yes, I am in favor of civil gay marriage!
It looks like folks thought I was being coy in Sunday's post about the knock-on...
November 09, 2012
If only I could throw dinner parties for semi-fictional characters…
I've been reading Hillary Mantel's A Place of Greater Safety, and I'll admit I don't like...
October 25, 2012
Why Won’t Candidates Run on This Life Issue?
This week, as part of Election Month at Patheos, the prompt for bloggers is: What...
October 11, 2012
The Generic God of the Stump Speech
Patheos bloggers are roundtabling on issues of faith and politics in the run-up to the...
September 30, 2012
Who Can Blaspheme?
Today is International Blasphemy Rights Day, spearheaded by the Center for Inquiry. It's pretty much...
July 03, 2012
Baby and Mommy and Mommy and Daddy
Rod Dreher is upset about a bill in California that would allow a child to...
June 30, 2012
You Got Your State in My Church! Well, You Got Your Church in My State!
Over in the Pagan Channel here at Patheos, I found an interesting religious liberty case....
June 08, 2012
Is there something rotten in the state of Denmark?
In my Catholic blog folder, I found a link to an Telegraph article that said...
May 17, 2012
My Radical Homosexual Agenda for the Military
Mark Shea is in agreement with Rod Dreher that Obama and the Dems are mounting...
March 31, 2012
Is Civil Marriage a Right?
Last week the European Court of Human Rights ruled that same-sex marriage is not a...
March 28, 2012
Romney’s a Priest? What does that mean?
Via the Daily Dish, I found an article by Howard P. Kainz, that argues that...
February 28, 2012
The Other Contraception Mandate Fight
Remember you can vote once per day for the About.com Atheism Awards. I'm one of...
February 21, 2012
Fancy a spot of Sharia law?
I've returned from AAAS (jet lag and all) and I'd like to take a crack...
December 14, 2011
Church and State: Two Disputedly-Valued Things that Go Terribly Together
Ok, here comes part two of my reply to Mark Shea's post about New Atheism's...
December 13, 2011
Tis the Season for Church-State Lawsuits!
I think Mark Shea meant to give me a compliment, but if you read his...
October 10, 2011
Temporary marriage (no, not that kind) has been all over the news since some Mexico...
September 09, 2011
The Idiotic Interfaith 9/11 Backlash
I know I promised a scifi vs fantasy post next, but I’m delaying it for...
September 03, 2011
With so many reasons to oppose Rick Santorum's candidacy, I'm disappointed at the justification offered by one...
August 16, 2011
The Merits of the WTC Cross Suit
My last post about American Atheists's lawsuit over the World Trade Center cross has bifurcated...
August 09, 2011
Serve a Paper and Sue Me
I wasn't planning to post about the the suit American Atheists has filed to prevent...
June 30, 2011
My New Favorite Pope…
...is Clement XI! Why, you ask? Simply put, he is responsible for my favorite...
June 14, 2011
Why and How They Hate Us
Last week's post "Trying to Love My Enemies" ended up generating a comment thread that...
December 10, 2010
Covenant marriage isn’t suited to Christians
This post is part of a series on covenant marriage. For Catholics and theologically conservative...
September 08, 2010
Poking my nose into Justin Martyr’s gay marriage debate
Reading over Justin Martyr’s debate over the morality of gay marriage with Larry of Rust...
August 10, 2010
Restricting Rhetoric, Mosques, and Gays
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