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Majority Rule Has Never Been the American Way, and It’s Not Jesus’ Way Either

Some might say that in a democracy the majority rules. Those in the minority can only hope to convince enough people to agree with their position so as to become the majority the next time. That might be how it … Continue reading

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Your vote is powerless to make America a Christian nation 

[An election season reminder from the archives.] The United States is not now and never has been a Christian nation. How do I know? Because the founding document that provides the framework for all laws, rules, decisions and regulations ever passed, … Continue reading

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Defending Unpopular Speech – sitting out the National Anthem

When I was young my father explained freedom of speech by passing on this piece of time-tested wisdom: I may not agree with what you say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it. He was talking … Continue reading

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Why America Has Never Been A Christian Nation

[Updated from the archives.] Happy Birthday, America! Monday marks 240 years since the Second Continental Congress gathered in Philadelphia to draft and sign the Declaration of Independence. To commemorate the day, let’s remember this: The United States is not now and never … Continue reading

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Freedom of Religion Requires a Variety of Beliefs

*** Happily for the states, they enjoy the utmost freedom of religion. This freedom arises from that multiplicity of sects, which pervades America, and which is the best and only security for religious liberty in any society. For where there … Continue reading

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A Vote for Religious Freedom? Really?

A week or so back I read a comment on a Christian blog that said “I will be voting for the candidate who will be most effective at securing our religious freedoms.” While other commenters had mentioned various issues in the … Continue reading

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