Posts by Rob Boston (page 6)
Checking the Privilege of Religious Groups in American Politics
NOW THAT DONALD TRUMP has nailed down the Republican Party’s nomination for president and Hillary Clinton is the presumptive Democratic nominee, we can look... Read More
Sincerity Is Nice— But Reasonableness Is Better
ACROSS THE COUNTRY, people are making strange claims about religious freedom. That principle, we’re told, allows a photographer, or a baker, or a wedding... Read More
Will a Legal Clash over Old Auto Tires Run Over the First Amendment?
A DISPUTE OVER A RECYCLED TIRE program in Missouri could erode the wall of separation between church and state and compel millions of Americans... Read More
Humanists and the Rise of “Post-Truth America”
DONALD TRUMP SAW THOUSANDS of Muslims dancing with joy in New Jersey on September 11, 2001. Carly Fiorina watched a video of Planned Parenthood... Read More
“Right” Trumps “Religious” in Evangelicals’ Support for The Donald
TO THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT, it can be awfully hard for someone to be a “true Christian.” Consider President Barack Obama. He’s a longtime member... Read More
Marriage Equality Is the Law of the Land: So Where Do We Go from Here?
By now everyone knows that on June 26 the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision extending marriage equality nationwide. The five-to-four ruling in... Read More
Your Argument Is Invalid—Because It’s Not Very Good
Any organization that advocates for the separation of church and state can expect to get an earful from the public. When attorneys for groups... Read More