Tag Archives: First Amendment

Denying Religious Diversity

I consider ignorance to be an awful enemy, so I love books and universities. But I must admit there are times when I think our universities have become utterly brainless. One area of deep confusion this past half-century has been … Continue reading

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Fundamental Cultural Transitions

For many people, perhaps most, transitions are hard. Change is challenging and, when it seems especially large, it seems threatening. That explains much of today’s political turmoil in the West. In the period after WW II, change began happening quickly. … Continue reading

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Removing a Painting of Jesus from a Public School

A public school in Kansas recently removed a painting of Jesus from a hallway because of a complaint from a group advocating separation of church and state. Such an deed is emblematic of a very serious cultural problem in America. … Continue reading

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Do we read — or read into — the First Amendment?

I believe strongly that the First Amendment to our US Constitution is fundamental to our American sense of the role of government in our nation. More specifically, it sets important limits on the government. It is sad to see it … Continue reading

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First Amendment and Religious Freedom

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution begins with an affirmation of religious limitation and freedom in America. The limitation itself is designed to enhance religious freedom, as we shall see, and so we always say the First Amendment … Continue reading

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Campus Discrimination against Christian Groups

The battle has been fought for years. I was directly involved in it myself as a student half a century ago (Wow! Can I really be that old? How come I’m not a grown up yet?) It has been decided … Continue reading

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Wall of Separation

My wife and I will be leaving on vacation in a few days. I’m looking forward to visiting with friends and family along the 6,000 mile loop we’ll make from Minnesota to New Mexico to California, then Oregon, Montana, Wyoming … Continue reading

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