Kevin D. Paulson
Kevin Paulson is a much-published author, editor, and minister of religion. He writes from Berrien Springs, Michigan.
Two recent decisions by the United States Supreme Court relative to religious freedom and freedom of speech should give pause to those religiopolitical conservatives who insist that civil government is on a rampage against Christians and who believe the American secular state is determined to regulate speech in compliance with an agenda of coerced tolerance and legislated acceptance of diversity in various forms.
Religious Freedom and Discrimination
Case study of religious accommodation initiatives in Mississippi and North Carolina.
The late novelist Gore Vidal spoke of America once as “the United States of Amnesia.” This condition was highlighted all too painfully by the response of many conservative Christians to a remark made by President Obama during the National Prayer Breakfast on February 5, 2015.
True liberty must protect both the right to freely adhere to religious tenets and the right to freely deny them.
Slouching Toward Capernaum
People with strong convictions of any kind often function best when believing themselves under siege.…
Assessing the Secular Threat
Equal protection under American law is not only for persons holding to a religiously conservative worldview.
The Ghost of Elections Past
Is this truly an open-and-shut, blatant case of theological compromise for the sake of political power?
How the christian quest for temporal power turns thoughtful minds from the biblical worldview.
By What Authority?
What happens when biblical absolutes become politically inconvenient?
Leaving Faith Behind
On July 15, 2011, with political headlines dominated by negotiations over the U.S. debt ceiling, another…
Free Will, Predestination, and Religious Liberty
Listening to leaders of the Religious Right in the U.S., one might conclude that Christian dominance of the civil government is a biblical demand. But a careful review of both Scripture and church history reveals that this belief entered Christian theology some time after the Bible was written.
The Ever-Blurring Line
The 2008 presidential season is not only starting earlier than any in U.S. history; it is also setting…