The Heart of the Problem
I began thinking about a topic for today’s diary a few days ago, and was heavily leaning toward a critique of Obama’s Religious Freedom Day proclamation and/or his second inaugural address from a socially-conservative vantage point. Then came January 22, the fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Pondering the tragedy of abortion led me to this question: As a country, we’re facing some serious economic and | Read More »
State Religious Freedom Initiatives: Some Thoughts
Last night, the voters of North Dakota shot down an amendment to their state constitution in a vote that was not as close as many prognosticators predicted. In fact, a similar measure failed to get the required signatures for placement on the ballot in 2010 and just barely got enough signatures this time around. To read some liberal blogs and the ACLU, one would think | Read More »
School Prayer Shelved In FL, Where’s the Outrage?
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press A bill to permit school prayers at sporting events and graduation ceremonies was temporarily postponed in the Florida Senate on Tuesday. The Anti-Defamation League and the ACLU, the usual suspects, said the bill could violate federal and state constitutional prohibitions of the endorsement of religion by schools. Of course, this is based on their interpretation. “In order to protect | Read More »
No, They Do Not Teach This In School Anymore
Valuing Life This is a diary I felt compelled to write. Last week I read a news item and magazine article, both of which got me thinking. In 1963, a momentous Supreme Court ruling occurred. It removed prayer from public schools. My premise: the removal of prayer, a spiritual foundation from the public school curriculum, laid the groundwork for Roe v Wade in 1973. The | Read More »