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ADVOCACY: There's More to Faith than James Dobson (FaithfulAmerica.org)

ADVOCACY: There's More to Faith than James Dobson (FaithfulAmerica.org)

Is Focus on the Family president James Dobson's opinion worth more than the beliefs of the entire American population? The cable news networks seem to think so. Early this week, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life released a groundbreaking survey of 35,000 Americans documenting the diversity and tolerance of people of faith and the growing consensus around issues […]

 
 

This Fourth of July, Celebrate Religious Freedom (The Baptist Standard)

Brent Walker, Executive Director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty says that it is time to celebrate our religious freedom this 4th of July. Our founders protected our God-given freedom by barring government from meddling in religion or taking sides in religious disputes. As a result, and as a consequence of their foresight and wisdom, America is one […]

 
 

Professor Steven Calabresi on Enforcing Morality (Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy)

In this essay published in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Steven Calabresi, the George C. Dix Professor of Constitutional Law, Northwestern University School of Law, comments on Judge Robert Bork's thought-provoking book, Slouching Towards Gomorrah, specifically focusing on governmental efforts to enforce morality.  Calabresi argues that there is a place in the government for legislating morality. "This […]

 
 

VIDEO: Increasing American Religious Comity (Pew Forum by way of Spectrum Magazine)

Thanks to Alexander Carpenter for finding this great video.   Click here to watch and review the analysis: http://spectrummagazine.org/blog/2008/06/25/pew_video_increasing_american_religious_comity Although a majority of Americans say religion is very important to them, nearly three-quarters of them say they believe that many faiths besides their own can lead to salvation, according to a survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. […]

 
 

RAW MATERIALS: This week's Obama / Dobson broughaha

To help understand what's going on between Focus on the Family's Dr. James Dobson and Presidential Candidate Barack Obama, we have assembled the raw materials and news stories about the subject. 1. Read Obama's Speech from June 28, 2006 "Whatever we once were, we are no longer just a Christian nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, […]

 
 

"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 […]