Category Archives: Religious freedom

Disillusioned

This has been rattling around my soul, inchoate. Today, it came together. It’s nothing much, but maybe others will find it helpful. I was a single-issue voter for a while in the 80’s, but then I notice some fools and … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion distortion factor, deathworks, Political Matters, populism, Religious freedom, Thrown down gauntlet | Leave a comment

Potpourri

How I spent an unseasonably cold and damp day. Continue reading

Posted in conservatism, Naked Public Square, Political Matters, Religious freedom

Eric Metaxas

Eric Metaxas has bothered me a lot in the age of Trump. He was supposed to be a really bright guy, who wrote biographies of Martin Luther and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, both of which were acclaimed at least in the parts … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion distortion factor, Evangelicalism, Life political issues, Political Matters, Religious freedom, Senate

Trade-offs of pluralism

What’s a polity for? Continue reading

Posted in free speech, Intrigued, Legalia, lifeworks, Political Matters, progressivism, Religious freedom, Rights Talk, Secularism | Tagged

Montana’s Blaine Amendment case

Will the Supreme Court’s Espinoza decision commit “conservative judicial activism”? Continue reading

Posted in Dignitary harm, Discrimination, Legalia, Religious freedom

Motivated reasoning

Anyone who thinks Rolling Stone is prima facie a reliable interlocutor of the religious right deserves all the false certainty and motivated ignorance he gains there. Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, deathworks, Journalism, Religious freedom

Gotcha! failure

Andrew Tang plays “Gotcha!” and loses. Continue reading

Posted in Legalia, Religious freedom

Masterful Resonance

A decision out of a Grand Rapids federal court bodes the imminent era of anti-religious dog-whistles. Continue reading

Posted in Declinism, Discrimination, Gaying away the Pray, Legalia, lifeworks, Pluralism, Political Matters, progressivism, Religious freedom, Sexualia, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Transvaluation of Values

Trade-offs of pluralism

Sohrab Ahmari and David French finally faced off live at Catholic University of America Thursday evening, moderated by Ross Douthat. In debating terms, it was no contest: French cleaned up. In fairness to Ahmari, his wife had a child on … Continue reading

Posted in conservatism, Evangelicalism, free speech, liberalism, lifeworks, Pluralism, Religious freedom, Rights Talk, Roman Catholicism

Advantage Becket

Hair’s the thing. When Cesar Gonzales was an infant, he was seriously ill—so ill that his parents made a religious promise to God that, if their son recovered, they would keep a strand of hair on his head uncut as … Continue reading

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