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AUDIO: Karen Scott – "Rethinking the Premise of Religious Liberty"

Each year, the Walla Walla University Church in College Place, Washington celebrates religious liberty. On February 28, 2009, Karen Scott delivered an address entitled, "Rethinking the Premise of Religious Liberty."

 
 

VIDEO: California Supreme Court Oral Arguments on Prop 8

Watch the March 5, 2009 proceedings and read the briefs on both sides of this contentious issue.

 
 

VIDEO: Modesto Priest Urges Obama Supporters To Confess (KOVR-TV)

MODESTO, Calif. — A Roman Catholic priest has told parishioners they should confess if they voted for Barack Obama because the president-elect supports abortion.

 
 

Weekend Inspiration: Bill Hybels Interviews Bono

Bill Hybels of Willowcreek interviews Bono, lead singer of U2, about how churches should respond to the AIDS crisis in Africa.

 
 

VIDEO: War on/for Christmas Begins! Focus on the Family Protests Religiously Neutral Retailers

It is an amusing video, but the message is clear – retailers should be commercializing Christmas, not just the "holidays." At Christmastime, all retailers should be Christian or at least not offend Christians by recognizing other celebrations of the holiday season. Apparently FOTF believes that the "Christian" (not "Judeo-Christian") majority should prevail and if you don't like it, find another country.

 
 

Roosevelt's or Reagan's America? A Time for Choosing

By John Marini – Imprimis – In light of the differences between the ideas and policies of Roosevelt and Reagan, it is not surprising that political debates today are so bitter. Indeed, they resemble the religious quarrels that once convulsed western society. The progressive defenders of the bureaucratic state see government as the source of benevolence, the moral embodiment of the collective desire to bring about social justice as a practical reality. They believe that only mean-spirited reactionaries can object to a government whose purpose is to bring about this good end. Defenders of the older constitutionalism, meanwhile, see the bureaucratic state as increasingly tyrannical and destructive of inalienable rights.

 
 

VIDEO: Michael Gerson on the Emerging Center of Evangelicalism

Michael Gerson, member of the Council on Foreign Relations and President Bush's former speechwriter, discusses new trends in evangelicalism. He explains that the younger evangelicals are breaking from the religious right; while they are remaining morally conservative, they are becoming more socially liberal.

 
 

The Politics of Obama's Faith and the Evangelical Left – Stephen Manfield

According to Stephen Mansfield, the author of this book, Barack is "raising the banner of what he hopes will be the faith-based politics of a new generation . . . and he will carry that banner to whatever heights of power his God and the American people allow."

 
 

VIDEO: Sam Harris Discusses Religion Run Amok (FORA.tv)

"With gentle demeanor and tight argument, Sam Harris carried an overflow audience into the core of one of the crucial issues of our time: What makes some religions lethal? How do they employ aggressive irrationality to justify threatening and controlling non-believers as well as believers? What should be our response?"- The Long Now Foundation

 
 

Seven Years Later and Counting – A 9/11 Scrapbook

Seven Years Later and Counting – A 9/11 Scrapbook

Seven years have passed since the planes hit the World Trade Center. Here is an unvarnished scrapbook of events that took place on that day and how these events led to a war in the Middle East and what happened there.