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Majority of Americans embrace the strongest Religious Freedom: Non-Affiliation

Bloggers like PatriotFreedom may insist that “America is a Religious Nation,” but the bare facts suggest otherwise. According to data collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, from 2000 to 2010 the number of congregants affiliated with American churches, mosques, synagogues and temples declined by 2,870,973. During the same period, the size […]

Theologian Decries Increasing Maine Religious Freedom as a Threat to Religious Freedom

Once every ten years, the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies conducts a census, contacting the heads of all religious congregations in the United States and asking them to indicate how many people are members of their congregations. In any area, the number of non-affiliated people is simply the difference between the total of […]

What the Mosque Kerfuffle is About: “Our Enemy is Islam”

Bryan Fischer, who hosts a radio and simulcast TV program broadcast across the United States for the American Family Association, wants to tell you what the fight to ban mosques in America is really about. Take it away, Bryan:

Treason is the only crime identified in the Constitution. And this is for a good reason […]

National Movement Emerges to deny Americans the Right to Worship

Laurie Goodstein of the New York Times does good service this morning, informing us that a movement against religious freedom is spreading far and wide across America.

We’ve heard before of a push by Sarah Palin, Mark Williams and other prominent figures in the GOP-controlled wing of the “Tea Party” to ban the building of […]

Bill To End Normal Trade Relations With Nations Restricting Labor and Religious Liberty. Your Thoughts?

If there were a nation that engaged in human slavery, would you support normal trade relations with that nation?

When the nation of South Africa engaged in racial apartheid, did you support normal trade relations with South Africa?

Yesterday, I made a critical jab at Rep. Thaddeus McCotter‘s legislation to make pet care expenses tax-deductible. […]

GOP Platform Supports Religious Discrimination

In their platform, the Republicans focus on the ability of government-funded religious bureaucracies to discriminate on the basis of religion. That means, for example, that a government-funded program could fire someone from a government-funded job for refusing to convert to Catholicism. […]