Houston Seeks To Subpoena Sermons Of Pastors Opposing Gay Rights Law

Someone needs to remind the City of Houston that the First Amendment applies to them.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews Delay El Al Flight Over Women Passengers

There is apparently such a thing as too Jewish.

Airman Reportedly Denied Reenlistment For Failing To Say ‘So Help Me God’

It would appear that someone needs to introduce the Air Force to Article VI of the Constitution.

Reporter James Foley Beheaded in ISIS Video

American journalist James Foley has been beheaded by the terrorist network calling itself the Islamic State.

Obama To Bar Discrimination Against Gays By Federal Contractors, With No Religious Exemption

Later today, President Obama will sign an Executive Order barring Federal Contractors from discrimination based on sexual orientation. But that’s not even the most controversial part for some conservatives.

Citizens United And Hobby Lobby Are About Individual Rights, Not ‘Corporate Rights’

Much of the criticism of Hobby Lobby, and Citizens United before it, is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of what those decisions stand for.

Louisiana May Jail A Catholic Priest For Refusing To Break The Seal Of Confession

A case out of Louisiana raises serious First Amendment issues.

Lawyers For Gitmo Detainees Using Hobby Lobby To Argue For Expanded Religious Freedoms

Political irony, perhaps, but probably less than meets the eye.

Islam And World War One

The First World War played an intriguing role in the birth of the radical Islam we are dealing with today.

Is The Law That Saved Hobby Lobby Unconstitutional?

Is the Religious Freedom Restoration Act itself an unconstitutional Establishment of Religion barred by the First Amendment? There’s a compelling argument that it is.

Previewing Tomorrow’s Hobby Lobby Decision

The Supreme Court has saved the biggest case of the term for its last day.

British Ban Teaching Creationism As Science, Should The U.S. Do The Same?

It is now illegal to teach creationism as science in the United Kingdom in any school, public or private, that receives public funding.

Supreme Court Declines Review Of Bar On School Graduations In Churches

The Supreme Court declined to review a lower court ruling that public school graduations in churches are unconstitutional.

Texas GOP Endorses Discredited ‘Reparative Therapy’ For Gays And Lesbians

The Texas GOP wants to “pray away the gay.”

What ‘War On Religion?’

The very idea of a “war on religion” in the United States is absurd.

Allen West And Ben Carson Both Seem To Think God Wants Them To Run For President

Allen West seems to think that God might want him to run for President. Unfortunately for Mr. West, so does Ben Carson.

Once Again, The Supreme Court Upholds Legislative Prayer

The Supreme Court has again ruled that prayers that open legislative sessions are not unconstitutional.

Majority Of Americans Don’t Believe In The Big Bang Theory

More bad news when it comes to scientific literacy.

Contraceptives And Hobby Lobby At The Supreme Court

Hobby Lobby has a strong argument under RFRA but the precedent would be dangerous.

Explaining The Conservative Love Affair With Vladimir Putin: It’s All About Opposing Obama

The bizarre conservative love affair with Vladimir Putin continues.

Justice Sotomayor Temporarily Blocks PPACA Birth Control Mandate

Developments overnight in a small but controversial issue raised by the PPACA.

Just 60% Of Americans, 43% Of Republicans, Accept Theory Of Evolution

Once again, a poll shows that large numbers of Americans, and most Americans, reject Evolution via Natural Selection as the explanation for humanity’s origin. How do we explain that?

The Cultural Conservative Love Affair With Vladimir Putin Is Quite Odd

Vladimir Putin seems to be getting a lot of love from cultural conservatives in the United States.

Duck Dynasty, “Free Speech,” And The Culture Of Perpetual Outrage

“Reality” TV star says something dumb about gay people, gets suspended, usual pointless outrage ensues.

No, The U.S. Isn’t Closing Its Vatican Embassy

A State Department announcement about consolidation of diplomatic posts in Rome has led to the latest round of Obama Derangement Syndrome.

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Challenge To ObamaCare’s Contraceptive Coverage Mandate

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a pair of cases that implicates both the First Amendment and two Federal Laws.

Another Federal Court Strikes Down PPACA Birth Control Mandate

A second Federal Court of Appeals in a week in two weeks has ruled the PPACA’s birth control mandate is unconstitutional.

Is Prayer At The Start Of A Legislative Session Constitutional?

Do prayers opening legislative sessions violate the First Amendment? The Supreme Court is set to decide that issue.

Federal Court Rules PPACA Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Unconstitutional

Another Federal Court has declared the PPACA’s contraceptive coverage mandate to be unconstitutional.