In a recent guest opinion (“Parents can be trusted to choose best education for their kids,” April 29), two members of the Diocese of Tucson School Board claimed “expanding parental choice … might actually help accomplish statewide excellence in education.”
Ever wonder why Arizona’s Republican legislators pass religiously based bills such as SB 1062?
People are more important than things.
While international diplomacy may stop the Syrian government from gassing its citizens, it fails — as have all previous diplomatic efforts — to address the root cause of Middle Eastern volatility: religion.
On July 4, a full-page ad sponsored by Christian-owned Hobby Lobby (an Oklahoma City-based arts-and-crafts company), ran in the Star and many other newspapers. The ad claimed the United States is a nation founded on God and Christianity.
Before all the facts are in, President Obama is accused of personal responsibility for the Benghazi tragedy and an IRS scandal. In response to state Rep. Juan Mendez's recent secular invocation on the House floor, Rep. Steve "The Truth" Smith insisted on annulling it by offering a "prayer fo…
It has been argued that our nation's political, economic and social traditions, because they have reflected our collective wisdom, correctness and cohesiveness, have been responsible for "American exceptionalism." Many worry that if we were ever to abandon or even modify our institutional tr…
America's Christian right relentlessly attempts to bring religion into public school science classrooms.
"If devotion to the truth is the hallmark of morality, then there is no greater, nobler, more heroic form of devotion than the act of a man who assumes the responsibility of thinking."
Section 1 of the Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution states: In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.
Two distinct concepts commonly confused are: church-state separation and religion-politics.
Often, politicians' views on abortion, stem-cell research, gay
rights, and educational policies reflect morality that is