Posted: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:24 by Alastair Lichten
Alastair Lichten explores the themes of identity, resilience and redemption in Frederic C. Rich's counterfactual dystopian novel and the defence of secular democracy.
Posted: Mon, 09 Nov 2015 16:29 by Benjamin Jones
Young Americans might be turning away from Christianity, but the American religious right is more audacious than ever – and their rhetoric about 'religious freedom' barely conceals their theocratic aspirations, writes Benjamin Jones.
Posted: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:26 by Terry Sanderson
Terry Sanderson on the Religious Right's baneful attempts to desecularize the United States with a raft of "religious freedom" bills.
Posted: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 13:42 by Charles C. Haynes
Charles C. Haynes argues that the First Amendment of the United States Constitution must be vigorously defended from religious attacks.
Posted: Fri, 31 May 2013 13:48 by Margot Fernandez
As the Same-Sex Marriage Bill reaches the House of Lords, Margot Fernandez writes about the American experience of religion trying to dictate the law.
Posted: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 15:20 by Adrian Tippetts
Adrian Tippetts argues that if the GOP is to remain a serious force in US politics, a secular leadership capable of sidelining the extremist loons and offering rational, reasonable, constructive alternatives is urgently needed.
Posted: Wed, 07 Nov 2012 13:54
If this election has told politicians one thing, it should be that they should listen to the voters and not to the religious lobbyists who are trying to write their doctrines into law.
Posted: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 11:24 by Terry Sanderson
Terry Sanderson says the Vatican's great plan to reassert its authority in the Western world has so far delivered little in the way of results.
Posted: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 15:18
Terry Sanderson takes a look at the religion followed by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
The Catholic Church is trying to flex its political muscle to humiliate Obama – but does it still have the strength?
Posted: Thu, 24 May 2012 14:28 by Terry Sanderson
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has ramped up the Catholic Church's politically motivated assault on the Obama administration by accusing the President of "strangling" religious freedom by requiring Catholic employers to provide workers with birth control coverage.
Posted: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 09:38 by Terry Sanderson
The Catholic Church seems to be turning itself from being a religious body into being a rather unpleasant political party – one that is so reactionary it makes the Tea Party look like the Teddy Bears Picnic.
Posted: Fri, 02 Mar 2012 12:15 by Terry Sanderson
If Santorum's tactic of overstating religion pays off, can we can expect a similar ratcheting up of the Pickles/Warsi "Britain is a Christian country" message here?