Author Archive: ReligiousLiberty.TV

Obama's Faith-Based Outreach Hit By Wright Controversy

Religion is supposed to be Barack Obama's strength. Unlike many Democratic candidates before him, Obama speaks with ease about his faith. He attends Sunday worship and knows his Bible. His supporters believe he can pry some committed churchgoers away from the GOP. But the furor over comments by his Chicago pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, broadcast again and again on […]

 
 

British researchers create human-animal hybrid embryo amid political row

British researchers create human-animal hybrid embryo amid political row

For the first time in Britain, researchers at Newcastle University said Tuesday they had created human-animal hybrid embryos, amid a political row over a disputed embryo research bill in parliament.According to the northern English university, the research, which was first presented at a lecture in Tel Aviv on March 25, has yet to be published or verified, with a spokesman […]

 
 

Supreme Court to consider Ten Commandments vs. 'Seven Aphorisms'

Supreme Court to consider Ten Commandments vs. 'Seven Aphorisms'

Must a city park that displays one monument also permit others'? By David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer April 1, 2008 WASHINGTON — If a city allows a monument with the Ten Commandments to be erected in a public park, must it also allow other religions and groups to display monuments of their choosing? The Supreme Court agreed […]

 
 

Dexter Avenue and the Battle for the Bill of Rights

 
 

Thought and Crime

Thought and Crime

NOTE:  This story has been updated.  Read the update. Published in Liberty Magazine – March / April 2008 On July 1, 2007, Satendar Singh, a 26-year-old Sikh American was attacked by a group of six men while enjoying an early Independence Day picnic with friends at a park in Folsom, California. According to news reports, the attackers noticed that Singh […]

 
 

Gear Up Kids! It's Time for the Annual War on Christmas

Gear Up Kids! It's Time for the Annual War on Christmas

I am pleased to announce that it is now time for the "Annual War on Christmas." Originally published at the Spectrum Blog Brace yourself for the ceremonial de-lighting of the Christmas tree, blowing out of the Menorah candles, and sequestering of the Holy Family. Talk show hosts will decry the "attack on Judeo-Christianity" while children will wonder whether ACLU injunctions […]

 
 

Patriotism, Piety, and the Perfect Storm

Published in Liberty Magazine – November / December 2007 Smart advertisers understand the value of tapping into the celebrity of famous sports and entertainment figures in order to build instant credibility and brand recognition. Athletic gear manufacturer Nike would slip off the radar screen without the purchased endorsement of legendary athletes like Michael Jordan, whose shoes made him fly. Would-be […]

 
 

Regenerating the Heart

By Michael D. Peabody, Esq. This election year, the California State Capitol has once again become a flashpoint in the ongoing culture war. Few topics fan the flames among voters more than the issue of gay rights. For the left, it is a civil rights issue where blatant discrimination and intolerance are the norm and the stakes couldn't be higher […]

 
 

American Theocracy by Kevin Phillips

Book Review: American Theocracy. By Kevin Phillips. New York, NY: Penguin Group, 2005. 462 pp. $26.95

 
 

The Unitary Executive – At the Zenith of His Powers

By Michael D. Peabody, Esq. Immediately after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, politicians rushed to their podiums to urge people to continue living their lives as normally as possible. If the way of life changed, politicians warned, the terrorists would have won. After the initial shock subsided, most Americans resumed their traveling, shopping, and recreation as they applauded […]