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When American evangelicals fall out – Hate thy neighbour

A twitter-spat over Donald Trump’s immigration policy reveals a deep cleavage in America’s religious right JULY 4TH of all days should be a time of amity for Americans. So many generations have joined in celebrating “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” as basic human entitlements, whatever the myriad interpretations …

The Supreme Court has a chance to clear up decades of confusion – The Washington Post

For decades, the Supreme Court has entangled itself in establishment clause decisions that have been, in the words of Alice in Wonderland, curiouser and curiouser. On Wednesday, it can leaven with clarity the confusion it has sown. The First Amendment’s first words say, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” …

Opinion | The Return of Paganism – The New York Times

Maybe there actually is a genuinely post-Christian future for America. Here are some generally agreed-upon facts about religious trends in the United States. Institutional Christianity has weakened drastically since the 1960s. Lots of people who once would have been lukewarm Christmas-and-Easter churchgoers now identify as having “no religion” or being …