Andrew L. Seidel is an author at Religion News Service.
Redefining religious freedom as religious privilege
(RNS) — The First Amendment Defense Act seeks to upend an enduring understanding of our rights.
How ‘pro bono’ offers to defend religious monuments are stressing local governments
(RNS) — Pro bono? Not even a penny? The old adage holds: This sounds too good to be true. And it is, says Andrew L. Seidel.
The Bill of Rights, Thomas Jefferson, and the danger of ‘God-given rights’
(RNS) — ‘Premising our rights on some supernatural benevolence is dangerous,’ writes Andrew L. Seidel on the Bill of Rights Day (Dec. 15.)
House Republicans’ proposed tax reform will lead to church regulation
(RNS) — Permitting tax-exempt churches to engage in partisan politicking would throw untold millions — even billions is no exaggeration — of dark money into U.S. elections.