If you think the Supreme Court decision is good news for free exercise maximalists, think again.
So argues New York Times conservative columnist Ross Douthat proposes and you know what? He’s right.
Earlier this month, I took exception to a Washington Post map purporting to show the second largest religious tradition (after Christianity) in each state of the Union. But maybe I was wrong about the Bahá’ís in South Carolina.
It’s understandable that the organized Jewish community would be angry and dismayed at last Friday’s narrow vote by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) to divest from three U.S. companies that allegedly aid in the repression of Palestinians. But the resolution is actually a blow to anti-Israel advocates.
Let’s hear it for the United States Patent and Trademark Office, which today cancelled the Washington Redskins’ six trademark registrations as “disparaging to Native Americans.”
Last week, 90 organizations on the separationist side of church-state politics asked Attorney General Eric Holder to renounce the Bush Administration’s position that faith-based organizations (FBOs) can discriminate religiously in hiring for government-funded programs. What provoked the request was discovery of a Department of Justice (DOJ) memo in which the Obama Administration for the first time declares the Bush position to be federal policy.