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Freedom of Religion

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  • Religion in America: Good without God?

    Religion in America: Good without God?
    There are certain topics on which our letter writers and online commenters talk past the author of the piece who prompted them to respond. They don't address points raised in the original article; instead, they use the piece as a way to express whatever unassailably strong opinions they have on an issue. Examples of topics that touch off this kind of dialogue -- if you can call it that -- include the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, abortion and religion.
  • Yes, there are atheists in foxholes

    To the editor: When swearing to protect us and our Constitution, which literally ensures religious freedom to all Americans, why should Air Force and other military enlistees and officers have to opt out of saying the phrase "so help me God"? ("Air...

    Keep politics out of the pulpit

    Under federal law, it is illegal for churches and other so-called 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to "participate in, or intervene in … any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office." But in recent...

    Churches and politics don't mix

    To the editor: Oklahoma's attorney general is wrong to assert that religious leaders have a 1st Amendment right to "encourage their members to engage in the political process in a manner consistent with the core tenets of their religion" — while...

    On questions of gender and sexuality, history's drift is clear

    Facebook users no longer need to classify themselves solely as male or female. The gender identity options have been expanded to include about 50 choices, from "trans" to "androgynous" to "pangender" or "gender questioning." The change happened last...