(RNS) — The Pilgrims practiced religious tolerance. The Puritans — as 'The Scarlet Letter' and Salem witch trials attest — did not. (COMMENTARY)
(RNS) To suggest that religious freedom and religious tolerance have been the single most important principle of American life is flat-out wrong.
(RNS) The Bay Psalm Book “is for American book collecting what the Guttenberg Bible has been for collecting, period,” said Bill Reese, a major dealer in printed Americana “…Except there are 46 copies of the Guttenberg.”
(RNS) Attempts to favor one faith -- historically Protestant Christianity -- over others in the public square are doomed to fail in the new religious America of the 21st century. But that won't stop many in the majority from trying. By Charles C. Haynes.