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"A Call To Renewal" – Barack Obama on the Role of Religion in Public Life

BARACK OBAMA TRANSCRIPT: 'Call to Renewal' Keynote Address Wednesday, June 28, 2006 Washington, DC Good morning. I appreciate the opportunity to speak here at the Call to Renewal's Building a Covenant for a New America conference. I've had the opportunity to take a look at your Covenant for a New America. It is filled with outstanding policies and prescriptions for […]

 
 

Dobson says Obama has "fruitcake interpretation" of the Constitution and is distorting Bible; still won't vote for McCain

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – In a soon-to-be-aired episode of his non-profit, tax-exempt radio program "Focus on the Family," Dr. James Dobson accuses Barack Obama of pandering to the "lowest common demoninator of morality" with his "fruitcake interpretation" of the U.S. Constitution and distortion of the Bible. "Am I required in a democracy to conform my efforts in the political arena […]

 
 

Marriage Amendment: In California, your state constitutional rights are in the hands of your neighbors

There has been much discussion about the California ballot initiative that would ban same-sex marriages from a moral / social / religious perspective, but not much about the concept of overturning court decisions by majority vote.  Vikram David Amar at Findlaw writes in a post entitled, "The California Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Opinion: The People of California Have the Power […]

 
 

VIDEO: Proselytism and Religion – A Hindu Perspective

At ReligiousLiberty.TV, we feature information from a wide variety of perspectives.  A posting on this site does not indicate endorsement of the views presented, but rather presents it with the intent to discuss and learn. This is a set of 2 video clips from a Hindu perspective that discusses the attempts of Christians to evangelize non-Christians in India.  Are Christians […]

 
 

Associated Press reports: Everything seemingly is spinning out of control

Alan Fram and Eileen Putnam today published an article through the Associated Press that has perhaps the most dire headline I have ever read from a mainstream newspaper. Sure, conspiracy theorists often spin these kinds of stories, but the Associated Press? Gas prices, the housing market, Iran building nukes, the war in Iraq, a heat wave, the drowning of the […]

 
 

Manifest Destiny and the Momentum of Empire: Making Sense of America's Global War on Terrorism

By Gregory W. Hamilton Today there are two significant global movements that enjoy a symbiotic relationship. The first involves America's accelerated role as the world's propagator of democratic values, and as a matter of national and international security the world's enforcer of those values. The second is the not-so-obvious rapid global expansion of Christianity, a phenomenon that is aided by […]

 
 

This Weekend . . . Celebrate Freedom

he term "religious liberty" encompasses a wide variety of issues. There are things that need to be known, a Constitution that needs protection, lives that need to be saved, voices that need to be heard. But to be able to appreciate "what" needs to be known, protected, saved, and heard, you need to know what "it" is.  Freedom to worship? […]

 
 

Pastors Challenge the IRS: Using the Pulpit to Promote Candidates

During this hotly contested election year, some church pastors are deliberately promoting candidates, knowing that the Internal Revenue Service could remove their tax-exempt status as the result. In Minnesota, Pastor Gus Booth, of the Warroad Community Church, not only promoted a candidate, but wrote to the Internal Revenue Service, told them what he was doing, and dared them to investigate.  […]

 
 

FILM REVIEW/VIDEO TRAILER: 'Constantine's Sword' discusses state use of religious power

Watch the Trailer: Why are intolerance, violence and war so deeply ingrained in religion? This film certainly looks to be worth a look, according to Michael Sragow, Baltimore Sun movie critic Constantine's Sword (First Run Features) A documentary by Oren Jacoby. Featuring James Carroll. Unrated. Time 93 minutes. CONSTANTINE'S SWORD, by Oscar-nominated documentarian Oren Jacoby, is an astonishing exploration of […]

 
 

VIDEO: Interview with James Carroll about Christianity and Violence

Trinity Institute's Bob Scott talks with James Carroll, author, activist and former Catholic priest about religion and violence. Discusses Constantine's introduction of state power to the church, how the cross became a sword during the Middle Ages, and how this affects current conflicts between Islam, Christianity, and Judaism.