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Posts tagged with ‘Religion’

  • 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 […]
  • You be the Judge- Religious Freedom and the First Amendment

    By Donald E. Knebel on August 22, 2013
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    United States District Court Judge Sarah Evans Barker recently ordered the city of Evansville, Indiana not to allow a group of churches to display 31 six-feet high crosses in a popular river front park for two weeks.  The reaction has been predictable, with some decrying an activist judge destroying religious freedom and others bemoaning the obtuseness of the officials who […]