The Supreme Court expands the scope of religious free exercise
(RNS) — And Clarence Thomas gets some company.
Measuring the religious significance of the Supreme Court’s LGBT decision
(RNS) — Dashing the hopes of social conservatives, two justices President Trump nominated to the Court took a relaxed view of the religious implications of expanding LGBTQ rights.
Justice Roberts swings away from unfettered religious liberty on church openings
(RNS) — Kavanaugh’s dissent, on the other hand, is a good example of the spiritual libertarianism rampant on the right.
Trump makes Nixon look good
(RNS) — A tale of two presidential ventures out of a White House under siege.
Why governments should not be deeming in-person worship essential
(RNS) — Whether congregations should be permitted to meet or not is a different question.
The perils of in-person worship
(RNS) — This week, it was reported that a couple of churches in the South had reclosed after reopening for in-person worship.
White House tells CDC to butt out of religion
(RNS) — The government is free to forbid any behavior that threatens life, but the White House disallowed even suggestions on how to avoid being infected by COVID-19.
The mythic punch of the Lincoln Project’s ‘Mourning in America’
(RNS) — In a takeoff aimed at promises to restore America, Trump becomes the Anti-Reagan.
Mayor de Blasio and ‘the Jewish community’
(RNS) — The mayor’s angry tweet raises the question of whether there actually is a Jewish community.
Why are we litigating church openings?
(RNS) — Answer: Because it’s a good culture war issue.
A new Catholic legal doctrine
(RNS) — A conservative Harvard law professor and Catholic convert proposes ditching originalism in favor of ‘common good constitutionalism.’
Elijah at the tele-seder
(RNS) — In a dark time, he promises the Messiah.
A sermon on COVID-19 and climate change
(RNS) — Could this plague we’re going through represent a divine push to address climate change?
Why some keep believing when Trumpian prophecy fails
(RNS) — Empirical evidence to the contrary doesn’t matter to true believers..
Why white evangelicals are at odds with America
(RNS) — They are increasingly losing ground to the mainstream.