George Washington has long been credited with instituting the tradition of concluding the oath of office with “So help me God,” at his inauguration in 1789.
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WATCHING OUR ALL-TOO PUBLIC MEDIA HELP IDENTIFY THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE ALCOHOL-INDUCED RIOTS IN VANCOUVER, YOU HAD TO WONDER, IS THIS “ANOTHER FORM OF MOBBING”? First, there was “Internet bullying.” Now, increasingly, we are facing “Internet mobbing.” After the riots that followed the Vancouver Canucks defeat in the Stanley Cup hockey finals, a plethora […]
The book is called “The Secret Wisdom” and, well, it’s provocative. Here are some of the claims made by its author, the enormously successful playwright and essayist, David Mamet… “America is a Christian country. Its Constitution is the distillation of the wisdom and experience of Christian men, in a tradition whose codification is the Bible.” […]
“This is my dad’s church!” exclaimed the eight-year old daughter of an evangelical minister as she walked through the hallways of a public school in New York City… Responding to the Appeals Court decision referenced in the June 4 post by Jordan Lorence below, author Katherine Stewart’s Op-ed in last Sunday’s New York Times describes […]
By Annamarya Scaccia, 2011 Jennings Fellow In early April, 42 senators from both Republican & Democratic parties sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder calling for amped-up efforts in the federal prosecution of hardcore adult pornography. This comes on the heels of the dissolution of the Obscenity Prosecution Task Force—a second Bush-era group formed […]