Religious Liberty Is Not Enough

May 1, 2015 by

By Jennifer Roback Morse, Crisis Magazine: I want to thank those who took the time to respond to my recent article, “Why Religious Liberty Arguments Aren’t Working.” Our focus at the Ruth Institute is crafting sound arguments and clarifying the proper context for their use. Religious liberty arguments are a case in point. While there is merit in religious liberty arguments, we propose a broader strategy that will help all who are engaged in this greatest struggle of our time. […]  A...

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Faith and the General Election: how influential is the religious vote?

May 1, 2015 by

by Marc Shoffman, Lapido Media: ELECTIONS are usually fought on major national issues, such as the economy or the NHS. But poor voter turnout and increased apathy with mainstream political parties means fringe issues could come to the fore. Religious groups have a range of concerns they will bring to the ballot box, on top of issues about austerity and the cost of living, but just how significant could these be to electoral success? The rise of the Islamic State, anti-terror legislation and...

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Hillary Clinton: ‘Religious beliefs’ against abortion ‘have to be changed’

Apr 25, 2015 by

By Ben Johnson, LifeSite: Speaking to an influential gathering in New York City on Thursday, Hillary Clinton declared that “religious beliefs” that condemn “reproductive rights,” “have to be changed.” “Yes, we’ve cut the maternal mortality rate in half, but far too many women are still denied critical access to reproductive health,” Hillary told the Women in the World Summit yesterday. Liberal politicians use “reproductive health” as a blanket term that includes abortion....

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Radio 4’s Roger Bolton: press and TV have failed on religious coverage

Apr 23, 2015 by

by Maggie Brown, Guardian: The presenter of Radio 4’s Feedback programme has attacked national newspapers and television for failing to “power up” coverage of religious belief at a time when faith is playing a role in driving genocide and war. Roger Bolton, who presents the show tackling comments and queries about theBBC, said instead that the “reverse had happened” at a Media Society debate on religious literacy called The Root of All Evil? on Wednesday. He said the Times’s decision in May...

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Elections: Faith and Politics (updated daily)

Apr 22, 2015 by

ELECTIONS: ANGLICAN MAINSTREAM EDITORIAL POLICY. As we approach the General Election we will be posting an increasing number of articles about politics, many of which will be reflections from a Christian point of view. We would like to reiterate our editorial policy which reads as follows: “The Anglican Mainstream website seeks to present material relevant to the vision for biblically faithful Christian faith in the Anglican Communion, especially relating to crucial issues of marriage,...

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The Medical Profession’s War on Christian Ethics

Apr 15, 2015 by

by John M Grondelski, Crisis Magazine: Over a quarter century ago, Richard John Neuhaus coined the phrase “the naked public square” to describe efforts to drive religiously influenced values and their adherents out of public life and policy making. Neuhaus foresaw the intolerance of the “tolerant” hanging out a “practicing Christians/Jews please check your values here” sign. He also rightly pointed out that a naked public square was inherently undemocratic, disenfranchising the vast majority...

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