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Posts tagged with ‘Founding Fathers’

  • Duck Calls and Pilgrims: Religious Freedom in America

    By Donald E. Knebel on December 26, 2013
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    A&E’s suspension of “Duck Dynasty’s” Phil Robertson for an interview in which he seemingly equated “homosexuals” with “terrorists” and “homosexual behavior” with “bestiality” based on his interpretation of the Bible has caused an outcry from conservative commentators and politicians, including Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin, who characterize the suspension as an attack on “religious liberty” and “free speech.”  It plainly […]
  • Our Contentious First Amendment

    By Sheila Suess Kennedy on September 30, 2013
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    We all know the stories about the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock, the original settlement at Jamestown, and the subsequent colonization of the New World by the Puritans.  Most of us have heard of John Winthrop and his belief that America was destined to be the new Israel, the “Shining City on the Hill.” Legal scholar Frank Lambert has called […]