It’s become almost a trope at this point among people who study and write about American religion and politics – evangelicals punch way above their weight. Their voter turnout has stayed relatively steady despite their drop in population share. But, I was working through some data today and noticed something that I don’t think that I’ve seen reported on much – atheists are incredibly politically active – more so than any other religious group.
Posted in Faith
Tagged America, athiests, Catholic, Democrat Party, elections, evangelical christians, Evangelicals, protestant, religion and politics, Republican Party, Ryan P. Burge, voter demographics
Suddenly transgender rights is the hot “culture wars” topic. Religious folks with traditional convictions about such matters have been largely silent, or else many newswriters haven’t yet figured how to locate them in order to report the other side of this crucial debate.
Posted in Sexuality
Tagged Abortion, Alliance Defending Freedom, Christian Medical and Dental Associations, Christianity, Church and State, CMDA, ethics, Evangelicals, Health, Human Rights Campaign, LGBT, Richard Ostling
One year after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the Defense of Marriage Act, this much is clear: Justice Antonin Scalia is a prophet.
Back in 2003, when the court handed down the decision in Lawrence v. Texas, striking down all criminal statutes against homosexual acts, Scalia declared that the stage was set for the legalization of same-sex unions. That was 2003.
“Today’s opinion dismantles the structure of constitutional law that has permitted a distinction to be made between heterosexual and homosexual unions, insofar as a formal recognition in marriage is concerned,” wrote Scalia.
He was proved to be …