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  • 'The Muslims Are Coming' — Bill Maher or not

    "The Muslims Are Coming!" Or so the recent film with that title warns us. This funny film includes an excerpt of Bill Maher saying about Muslims that "…We are dealing with a culture that is in its medieval era." Those who saw Maher's 2008...
  • Corporations cannot impose religious beliefs on workers

    In his March 28 column, "Is religion starting to rule nation," Kingsley Guy demonstrates a profound misunderstanding of religious liberty in America. The constitutionally mandated separation of church and state effectuated by the Constitution's...
  • A difficult balance [Editorial]

    A difficult balance  [Editorial]
    The principle of separation of church and state has been a pillar of American democracy since the country's founding, and most people think they know what it means. Yet in practice, the proper balance between freedom of religious expression and what is...
  • The promise of birth control [Commentary]

    The promise of birth control [Commentary]
    The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments last week about the Affordable Care Act's requirement that employers of a certain size provide health care plans that pay for birth control for women. One of the plaintiffs, Hobby Lobby, a chain of craft stores...
  • Prayer in the secular republic

    Returning from a religious service (let's omit the denomination), I described it to my college roommate, who asked, "Why do those people bother to be there? What's their purpose?" I answered, "I believe that their purpose is to mean well."  I have the...
  • Thursday: Should business owners have to pay for contraception coverage for female employees?

    Thursday: Should business owners have to pay for contraception coverage for female employees?
      Religious freedom is a big issue in front of the Supreme Court these days, as the justices debate whether corporations should be able to ban contraception coverage for female employees. The religious folks and groups say Obamacare takes away their...
  • Religious tide turns against 'Noah'

    Whenever Hollywood makes a movie from a well-loved story or saga — Batman, Tolkien, "50 Shades of Grey" — there's usually a period of ... well ... let's call it adjustment, along with a "spirited" give-and-take among fans over such things as...
  • Hobby Lobby case a slippery slope

    Your right to swing your fist ends where my nose begins. That bit of live and let live wisdom, usually attributed -- some say misattributed -- to Oliver Wendell Holmes, provides a useful framework for considering a high profile case argued before the...
  • Box Office: 'Noah' Turns Tide With $15 Million Friday, Sailing Toward $40 Mil-Plus Opening

    The Biblical blockbuster "Noah" has turned the box office tide in its favor. Paramount-New Regency's Russell Crowe-starrer ruled the seas on Friday with a $15.2 million debut, on track for an opening weekend in the $41 to $43 million range (bolder...
  • In Theory: On the legacy of Fred Phelps

    Fred Phelps, the founder the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan. who was known for his fire-and-brimstone anti-gay public protests — as many as 53,000 of them since 1991, according to church officials — died March 19 at the age of 84. Q:...
  • Christian student sues TNCC, asserting college violated his rights

    Christian student sues TNCC, asserting college violated his rights
    HAMPTON — An evangelical Christian student at Thomas Nelson Community College has filed a federal lawsuit against the state's community college system, asserting that its policies about on-campus student expression are unconstitutional....