Legal Rights or Not, There’s Something Wrong When Satanists and Atheists Come to Pray at Governmental Meetings

Yesterday Rachel Alexander, a colleague of mine at The Stream, published an article about Satanists and atheists seeking to pray at governmental meetings: It was a pick-your-poison strategy: Either accept the Satanist prayer or strip regular prayers from the meetings altogether, one of [the Satanists’ spokespersons] explained to The New York Daily News. “We got […]

George Yancey: “Hostile Environment: Understanding and Responding to Anti-Christian Bias”

Book Review Some time ago I reviewed the book So Many Christians, So Few Lions, sociologist George Yancey’s academic report on anti-Christian hostility in the United States. Having had some social science training I found it fascinating. Since then Dr. Yancey has released a follow-up for the rest of us: Hostile Environment: Understanding and Responding […]

Is There Christianophobia in the United States?

Is there Christianophobia in the United States? According to recent sociological research, yes, in some circles there is virulent anti-Christian animosity. How widespread is it? We don’t really know. Does that mean it’s trivial, or even a paranoid persecution-complex figment of Christians’ imagination? Not at all, because of the unique demographics of anti-Christian hostility. Where […]

Islam and the First Amendment

I raise questions about Islam and the First Amendment in my current month’s BreakPoint column: Was the Constitution really written with Islam in mind? This extends what I wrote here earlier on work to be done after Paris, and an even earlier discussion on Islam in America. I do not claim to know the answers, but […]