Yes, it’s that time of year again: time for sports commentators and scholars alike to haul out the category religion when they talk about college football. […]
“Let Us Pray…?”
Bill Would Require Reading of Congressional Prayers in Alabama Schools read the headline a few days ago in The Anniston Star. As the story opened: MONTGOMERY — Teachers in Alabama classrooms would be required to read a Congressional prayer every day under a bill filed in the state Legislature. […]
What’s Good for the Goose…?
Have you seen this article, from Canada’s National Post…? It opens as follows: A London, Ont., university is defending its decision to restrict access to a course that teaches Muslims how to proselytize. The Huron College course — The Muslim Voice: Islamic Preaching, Public Speaking and Worship — was, according to the syllabus, “open to Muslim men and women who offer religious leadership and/or speak publicly about Islam on behalf of their communities.” While I have no doubt that there’s […]
“Let Us Bow Our Heads…”
Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments for why public meetings, such as the Greece, NY, town council pictured above, ought either to be allowed or disallowed from opening with prayer. What do you think? Learn some background on the case here. See item C on an agenda from one of Greece NY’s recent town meeting here (PDF). Interested in a report on how the arguments before the court went…? (Photo from the LA Times‘ editorial on the case.) […]