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Standing Firm For Faith While Seeking Mutually Acceptable Solutions – Is it Possible to Peacefully Resolve the Religious Wars in America's Marketplace?

Standing Firm For Faith While Seeking Mutually Acceptable Solutions – Is it Possible to Peacefully Resolve the Religious Wars in America's Marketplace?

By Michael Peabody – Parties to these kinds of disputes should be well-served if they cooperatively seek solutions by identifying and respecting those specific personal areas which are non-negotiable and cordoning them off, while respecting the freedom of the areas in between where both sides must intersect. Identifying and preserving these areas of respect and finding opportunities for accommodation is not an easy process in today's ideologically divided world, but the results will be much more profitable for both sides than engaging in perpetual conflict in the public arena. At the same time, the religious rights of the participants on both sides to belief and practice would be honored and protected.

 
 

One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows (Reuters)

Excerpt: NEW YORK (Reuters) – One-third of Americans reject the idea of evolution and Republicans have grown more skeptical about it, according to a poll released on Monday. Sixty percent of Americans say that "humans and other living things have evolved over time," the telephone survey by the Pew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project showed (Click http://www.pewforum.org/2013/12/30/publics-views-on-human-evolution/ for […]

 
 

Florida Amendment 8: A Trojan Horse That Could Regulate Churches' Free Speech

Florida Amendment 8: A Trojan Horse That Could Regulate Churches' Free Speech

Florida's Amendment 8 is being promoted under a guise of "religious freedom," but accepting state funds will subject religious institutions to increased regulation that would actually restrict free speech.

 
 

God is Not a Torturer: Debunking the Doctrine of Eternal Torment

God is Not a Torturer: Debunking the Doctrine of Eternal Torment

From the perspective of Edwards and Spurgeon, the depths of hell are inversely proportionate to the heights of Heaven, as an all-powerful God gives eternal life to both the saved and the damned.

 
 

A Document in Common: Leaders Reflect on the 225th Anniversary of the US Constitution

A Document in Common: Leaders Reflect on the 225th Anniversary of the US Constitution

  On September 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States was signed by thirty-nine men who changed the course of history. This year as we celebrate the  225th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution, we reflect on the impact this document has made on societies around the world. I would like to thank these thought leaders, representing a […]

 
 

Why Liberty of Conscience Is the Most Important Issue in 2012

Why Liberty of Conscience Is the Most Important Issue in 2012

By Stephen N. Allred – hen it comes to discussing political viewpoints with fellow church members silence is often eloquence. After all, haven't we been wisely counseled to check our political viewpoints at the door when we come together as believers in Christ?[i] Besides, most of us have learned this from experience. I've been "un-friended" by at least one Facebook […]

 
 

Mitt Romney, the Iowa Caucus, and the Mormon Extermination Order of 1838 (Liberty Magazine)

Mitt Romney, the Iowa Caucus, and the Mormon Extermination Order of 1838 (Liberty Magazine)

If Mitt Romney were to become the first president of the United States from the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints, it would indeed be a milestone given the history of Mormonism in America, especially when one considers that for a while Latter-day Saints were public enemy number one in many of the same Midwestern states that nominated Romney ahead of Santorum and former House speaker Newt Gingrich.

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American Values: The Individual Mandate vs. Social Darwinism

American Values: The Individual Mandate vs. Social Darwinism

Many conservatives have eviscerated Obamacare, arguing that it would "raise premiums, unconstitutionally force people to buy health care, cause the deficit to skyrocket, slash Medicare spending to create a new entitlement, cause rationing, cause a significant number of doctors to leave the practice, and destroy the quality of American healthcare. Although I am a lifelong Republican, I must respectfully disagree with my conservative brethren on many of these points.

 
 

Principled Freedom: Religious Liberty Plays Musical Chairs

Principled Freedom: Religious Liberty Plays Musical Chairs

By Nicholas P. Miller – It is time to examine a position that provides a principled freedom, both religious and civil, the possibility of a public morality, and a common language with which to discuss and debate the issues. he recent presidential campaign has broken out into a disorienting game of religious liberty musical chairs; Catholic bishops assert the importance of […]

 
 

Notre Dame v. Obama and the Compulsion of the Morally Unwilling

Notre Dame v. Obama and the Compulsion of the Morally Unwilling

It was wholly unnecessary for President Obama to complete his admirable health care initiative by disregarding the doctrinal or institutional teaching of the Catholic church, that is being defended, however hyperbolically, by the bishops, or the moral concerns of those individual Catholics – whether or not in a minority (minorities being the usual subject of human rights) — who still see or accept the teaching that artificial means of contraception degrades the marital estate.