Monday morning, when many of his co-religionists (present company included) were in synagogue hearing the shofar sound the start of the Jewish New Year, Bernie Sanders was at the late Jerry Falwell’s university proclaiming the Social Gospel. The students felt the Bern, mildly.
I don’t doubt that Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis believes she will go to hell if she issues a marriage license to a same-sex couple. However, I rise to cheer not the steadfastness of her faith but the usefulness of the object lesson she has provided the country on the limits of free exercise in this country.
The Cassandras of religious liberty were back in full cry last week after a Colorado appeals court upheld a judge’s decision not to let baker David Phillips refuse to bake a cake for Charlie Craig and David Mullins, who wanted one to celebrate their marriage.