Tom Gilson

Religious Freedom

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 ...

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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 ...

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Obergefell: Freedom’s End Foreshadowed

My BreakPoint column posted today is about the undeniable differences between Obergefell v. Hodges and Brown v. Board ...

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Repost: The Court, the Culture, and the Glory of God

I wrote this early in 2013 following a major Supreme Court decision on marriage. It seems timely again ...

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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 ...

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10 Americans Helped By Religious Freedom Restoration Act Bills Like Indiana’s

[Tim] Cook writes that “Opposing discrimination takes courage.” He’s right. When powerful elites take aim at religious freedom, ...

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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 ...

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Religious Liberty Within the Bounds of State-Imposed Doctrine: Frank Bruni and the NY Times

I’ve been called many unpleasant things in my life, and I’ve deserved no small number of them. But ...

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Work to be done after Paris

There is important work to be done after Paris, as we grieve lives lost and terror multiplied there. ...

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  • Tom Gilson July 9, 2020 at 7:24 am on Jesus Won’t Let Us Use Him for Our PoliticsYou’re not trying to be rude? Really? If you want to rewind, then begin by reading what I wrote, not by asking me to rewrite it. I've already answered that question. Repeatedly. You're honestly not paying attention. I haven't answered with numbers like you want me to, but I have
  • Shane Fletcher July 9, 2020 at 2:26 am on Jesus Won’t Let Us Use Him for Our PoliticsI'm not trying to be rude, or poke you with a stick. I'm honestly asking for clarification. I'll attempt to rewind. You: "If you know of any in recent history, though, you’re welcome to list them. I’ll be wondering whether it’s a long enough list to conclude it’s a widespread,
  • Tom Gilson July 8, 2020 at 8:01 am on Jesus Won’t Let Us Use Him for Our PoliticsDoes that mean my wondering is meaningless? Good grief, no. Wondering is wondering. How much background info does it require to wonder? Why on earth would you even ask such a question? And even if it were a halfway sensible kind of question, why would you ask without offering the

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