Gunning for Jesus

There’s been a certain amount of cyber-snarking at the Kentucky Baptist Convention (KBC) since Friday, when Andrew Wolfson of the Louisville Courier-Journal reported that the organization has been using gun giveaways to evangelize. But let’s contextualize.

How not to protect religious freedom in the military

To defend against the alleged assault, the Armed Services committees of both houses of Congress have approved language to the 2014 Defense Appropriations Act that instructs the Armed Forces to “accommodate the beliefs, actions, and speech” of service members “except in cases of military necessity.” “That’s like using a meat ax to do brain surgery,” says the American Jewish Committee’s Marc Stern, one of the country’s leading church-state lawyers and as staunch an advocate of religious liberty as exists on God’s green earth.